Consider a year-end gift to The Munro Review

Dear readers,

I try to keep my overt fundraising efforts to a minimum (because I get tired of being asked for money myself), but it’s that time of year again. I hope you will consider a year-end gift to The Munro Review. You can still make a donation for the 2022 tax year. Because all funds are funneled through the Community Media Access Collaborative, my fiscal sponsor and a registered 501(c)3 organization, your contributions may be tax-deductible. I send out an annual tax statement for those purposes. (I always suggest that you consult your tax professional about the potential benefits of charitable contributions.)

This site takes money to run (hosting fees, WordPress costs, membership software, expenses, etc.), and while TMR is able to compensate me for some of my work, it doesn’t come close to covering the time I spend. Plus, I want to continue featuring (paid) work by talented freelancers, such as Doug Hoagland’s big piece on Measure P. While I devote myself to arts coverage in the central San Joaquin Valley as partially a labor of love, it does make the whole thing feel much more of a community enterprise when I get buy-in from readers.

I want to (profusely) thank the 253 people who supported the site financially in 2022. Without you, I couldn’t keep it going. And for those of you who have been meaning to make a contribution — either a one-time donation or signing up for a membership — this is a great time to do it.

Many thanks, and here’s to looking ahead to a robust 2023,



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Covering the arts online in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond. Lover of theater, classical music, visual arts, the literary arts and all creative endeavors. Former Fresno Bee arts critic and columnist. Graduate of Columbia University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Excited to be exploring the new world of arts journalism.

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