Monthly Archives: June 2015

Summer Pledge Drive

June 23, 2015

Dear Friends & Colleagues:

John Coppola, and I are reaching out to our friends and business constituents for our 2015 Donor Development Capital Campaign Drive. We invite you to join us in making a profound difference in the lives of disadvantaged and at-risk youth and adults by providing them with the essential knowledge, tools, and skills necessary to redirect and change their lives.

Today, you know us through Studio C Artists, a creative collective working in the heart of L.A. providing stage/screen production, casting, acting classes, filmmaking classes, and individual coaching. Over the years, we have seen the need to reach out to those unable to afford and/or access the performing arts. Too often, we have seen that “dream deferred”… that “Raisin In The Sun”.

So, in June 2014, John and I established One World Stage & Screen (OWSS), an IRS approved nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to serve as a public and charitable organization, aiding disadvantaged and at-risk individuals (such as troubled and poverty-stricken teenagers, handicapped people, the LGBT community, etc.). OWSS’s mission is “to help at-risk individuals re-direct and change their lives through the performing arts”. Our approach offers vital knowledge, training, resources, and referrals helping individuals to identify and build sound careers. In achieving these dreams, these individuals become self-sufficient contributors to society.

So, we ask each of you to make a donation! We ask you to help transform the life of another person through the performing arts. Our goal for 2015 is $50.000.00:

  • To Develop Our Operational Materials And Training Manuals
  • Offer THREE FREE Training Classes For 15 Individuals Per 3 Month Training Session

The estimated cost per individual is $1500.00. We seek your assistance in making this project a reality for disadvantaged and at-risk youth and adults. We ask that you become an OWSS multi-year pledge donor and hope that you will challenge your friends to match your gift.

We look forward to your partnership in this exciting endeavor. Please find the OWSS pledge cards (attached below) to complete and return as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please call. Together, we can do this!


Michael Sonntag
President & CEO

P.S. Stay tuned for details about our upcoming events – next up is our Summer Garden Party fundraiser on Sunday, July 26th from 3-6PM. Mark you calendars – more info coming soon!

P.S.S. We have another great way to donate to OWSS – and it won’t cost you a thing! Every time your shop at, OWSS will receive a small donation (prices are the same as regular Amazon, and you don’t pay anything additional). Go to to get started!


OWSS Support Letter Package