2008 Holiday Greetings

For Immediate Release

Greetings one and all from Ronald Kaplan, executive director of American Songbook Preservation Society!

Our Mission: To preserve our cultural treasure known as the Great American Songbook by presenting this music to the public at home and abroad as Ambassadors of Song.

Please join us in our fundraising efforts to achieve our goal of $10,000 by year end. We have some very special opportunities for you to do so.

We are a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit charitable organization, and so your donations are tax-deductible. You may donate online by check or credit card @ http://greatamericansongbook.org/donate/

You can also send us a check directly to American Songbook Preservation Society, 9051-A Soquel Drive Aptos, California 95003. You will receive an acknowledgement receipt promptly.
Our Federal Tax ID #56-2410339. You may also reach us by phone, (831) 687-0278 or by email, info@greatamericansongbook.org

Our year end goal will enable us to complete and disseminate our 2 film projects that include our Mother’s Day concert featuring 15 of L.A’s finest Singers and a documentary film about our mission and purpose to keep this music out in front of the public for the next 100 years and beyond.

For those of you in the San Francisco bay area, we have a wonderful opportunity to see a zany and delightful one man show by the extremely talented Mark Nadler, entitled Russian on the Side. This 90 minute show is an amusing, educational, fast paced romp through the 1941 song, Tschaikowsky (and Other Russians) written by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Ira Gershwin from the 1941 classic Broadway musical Lady in the Dark, which also became a Hollywood music film featuring Danny Kaye in both productions. http://www.russianonthesideonline.com

We have 10 tickets for this show to offer in appreciation for your donation on any Tuesday through Thursday November 4-6th & 11-13th, so please act fast! You don’t want to miss this.

We are also offering an amazing opportunity to participate in a worldwide, live, online auction on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 7, 8 & 9 in support of GreatAmericanSongbook.org presented by CliftonAuctions.com. We receive 20% of your accepted bid items in support of our mission.

The items include many works of Art, including Marc Chagall, Picasso and many more. There is a large selection of “certified” fine jewelry including diamonds, rubies, emeralds, Rolex watches, and so much more.You will find our charity auction on behalf of American Songbook Preservation Society @ http://www.proxibid.com/cliftonauctions.

Finally, all profits from the sale of the newly released CD, American Songbook Preservation Society…Singing the Great American Songbook,will go to our organization.
This live benefit concert recorded at Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz by singer Ron Kaplan, pianist Marshall Otwell and basist Stan Poplin is available now @ http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kaplan8

We will send a reminder email as we get closer to the auction. In the meantime…thank you for your support!