Help Send Brooke Surgener to New York City
The local singer-songwriter seeks help to pursue an opportunity to have her songs recorded and produced in the Big Apple.
There are certain things that people dream of doing for a living. For me, I'd love to be an all-star first baseman or an Oscar-winning screenwriter, but neither of those look like they have any shot of happening any time soon. For local singer-songwriter Brooke Surgener has a chance to come a little closer to living out her dream, but she's asking for some help.
Surgener started a GoFundMe page to help raise the funds necessary for her to work with a producer in New York City. The 23-year-old musician, Blue Pike Award Winner, and member of the 2014 40 Under 40 class is asking for $3,000 to help her get a little closer to achieving what many of us could only hope for.
"This is a big step for me that I truly believe will benifit my career and future," Surgener writes on her GoFundMe page. "I currently work two jobs to support my music , all of which is going towards this project, but even that I'm afriad will not be enough. I do not expect your generousity, but I can say that any bit of donation is more than I could ever ask for. Your faith in my art is something I can not repay, but I will do whatever I can to in some way."
Surgener also explains more about her motivation for recording in New York in the video on her fundraising page, which includes an adorable cameo by her dog. In fact, the whole video is adorable. If you'd like to support a talented, young musician achieve her dream, head to her GoFundMe page and donate. Perhaps Surgener will even bake you some brownies of questionable quality as she promises in the video. As of the the writing of this post, Surgener has already raised $570 of her goal, which puts her at just under 20 percent of what she needs