Welcome to your community center. Your continued support will help us fix up the kitchen, provide more programs and activities and pay the bills that make Uptown Bill's the a great place to listen, learn, and create.
This Saturday, December 15, at 4:00,come on down to Uptown Bill's for a sing a long and holiday treats with the Ukulele Club. Stay around or come back to hear Wandering Pint in concert at 7:00.
Uptown Bill's is the cousin of Wild Bill’s (in operation since 1978). Both nonprofits are named for Bill Sackter. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Sackter
Your gift of any amount will help support the following:
1. Meeting space for support and community groups -- more than 383 group meetings in 2017
2. A coffee house and bookstore
3. Arts and crafts, games, short plays and readings
4. Open mic performance opportunities
5. Music venue for local, regional and national artists and groups
6. Support for business start-ups
We also need to make some major upgrades in the kitchen and other areas.
Examples of some of our fixed annual expenses:
Rent $24,000; Insurance $4,800; Utilities $3,600; Performing rights fees (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC) $2,160; Phone/Internet $1,560
Help us hire a new director. Most of our personnel are volunteers (122 in 2017). But we do need a full time paid excutive director (Our former executive director director for 8 years has left Iowa City for a position elsewhere). We hope to find someone for $40,000-50-000.
Give what you can but, certainly not more than you can afford. .
Thanks to all of you wonderful friends of Uptown Bill's We are working on so many projects: inviting more people and groups to visit and use our space, great music, in a safe an comfortable space, and oppotunities for individuals of all ages and abilities to mingle and learn.
Our downstairs neighbors, PATV the owners of the building just replaced a very rickety stairway for the back entrance. Beautifull and safe. Don't worry. The front entrance is accessible and includes handicap parking spaces. We are getting close to the end of this campaign. Please pass the word that people can still donate and thank you all.
Can’t donate? Please share. Even a quick share on Facebook can help.
The average share raises $97.