Mukilteo-based Operatunities launches fundraising campaign

Aug 07, 2014

Operatunities has launched its second Fund The Fall fundraising campaign to expand its music programs.

The Mukilteo-based organization works to give the elderly, disabled and ill the “operatunities” to enjoy performances by professional singers. The goal of the campaign is to raise $3,600 in one month.

The organization brings classical and musical theater programs to retirement centers, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

“I am very proud to say that Operatunities has indeed experienced exponential growth since last year,” said Carla Swedish, the founder and director of Operatunties.

Last year, Operatunities performed a total of nine performances. It had two singers, three programs and four venues.

As of July 31, the organization has doubled its number of performances. It now has three singers and six venues.

“That's why I'm asking for your generosity again,” Swedish said. “If we meet the goal of this campaign, we will have enough to do nine more programs. I'd love to do that in what is left of 2014.”

She said there are at least two more singers who want to join Operatunities and several venues looking to host a performance.

She said it is a “win-win” arts and community service organization because it provides singers with venues and underserved audiences with high-level musical programming.

“My heartfelt thanks to all of you who have donated in the past,” Swedish said. “You made a lot of growth happen and brought joy to a lot of people this year.”

Operatunities is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.

Donate to the organization at

-Sara Bruestle

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