- Lost hoard of long-discontinued collectors items
First-issues of new, limited edition, numbered Liberace luxury items
Events and socializing with the friends of Liberace himself
Liberace Museum VIP Opening, Museum passes, naming rights, your private parties at Liberace Mansion and Liberace Museum
Appearances in Liberace documentary, Executive Producer Credits for The Liberace Awards
The campaign, in planning since January, is set to go live and the perks become available sometime in the next month, when our Facebook page reaches 5,000 likes or when the new Liberace Museum location is formally announced, whichever comes first. The campaign will continue for 60 days. Perks will be awarded for contributions from $10 to $100,000. At least $300,000 must be raised during the campaign in order to complete our installations. Most Perks are limited in number, and will be granted to the first donors as detailed on the upcoming campaign. The exact time of the campaign launch will be announced via the Foundation’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.
As part of a fundraising campaign for the installation of the Liberace Museum Collection and the Liberace Mansion Collection into their respective new locations, the Liberace Foundation for the Creative and Performing Arts will soon launch an elaborate crowd funding campaign via the popular platform, Indiegogo.com. Having experienced success with the platform for the Huntridge Theater campaign, the Chairman and friends recommended the platform to the Board and offered to lead the charge.
The funds raised will pay for the installation of the Museum and Mansion Collections in new locations accessible by the public. The Foundation has no debt and pays no salaries. Both of our new locations have been negotiated rent free. This allows funds raised will be utilized for the purpose of installing and curating the collections, to directly enhance the long-term earnings capability of the Foundation. Funds raised will not be used for rent, interest or salaries.
The campaign will offer an extensive array of perks for the donors during the 60-day online fundraising. Below are examples of what will be awarded to the donors by the Foundation.
1. Extremely Limited Museum Reproductions of Liberace Jewels
Contribution $500 to $1,500
2. The Last of the old museum gift shop
Contribution: $10 to $250
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3. Previous Museum Fixtures and Artwork
Additional items not pictured. Contribution: $50 to $1,000
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4. First Editions in Limited Series Licensed Liberace Luxury Items
Contribution $5,000. Perks 1 and 2 included with this perk
Signed Original #1 of 1000 Limited Edition Liberace Throws by Anna Nateece
One lucky contributor will own the first in the series created and signed for you by Liberace’s actual fur designer, Anna Nateece. The throw bears both the signature trademark of Liberace, and the Anna Nateece brand. Anna herself will number this first issue, and sign it personally for you, with a photo opportunity.
5. #1 in the series of limited edition Liberace ring by Jason of Beverly Hills
Renowned celebrity Jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills has been commissioned by the Board to create the first-ever limited edition Liberace ring, entitled “Turning Tables: A new spin on the Liberace classic.” The ring will be unveiled at Jason of Beverly Hills at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas with original Liberace Jewels from the Museum Collection, on June 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm, which is when the Indiegogo campaign opens. After the unveiling, the ring will also be shown here. The remaining 4 rings in the series will be offered at $20,000 each by Jason of Beverly Hills.
One fortunate supporter may have the ring, bearing the Liberace signature trademark and numbered 1 of 5, for a substantial contribution to the indiegogo campaign. This $30,000 supporter will also have enjoy one of each of the remaining other perks of categories 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 10 and 12 at the time of the contribution.
6. Annual Museum and Mansion Entry Passes
Contribution: $300 – $1,000.
Annual passes to both the Liberace Museum and the Liberace Mansion for one year from their opening dates, estimated to be in the winter of 2014. Passes for individuals, families, groups, etc. Includes also perk from category 2.
7. Private Events for you and your guests at Liberace Museum or Liberace Mansion
Contribution: $5,000 – $25,000
Treat you family and friends to an event designed by you at either the Liberace Mansion or the Liberace Museum. Whether its a wedding, a dinner party, a cocktail or a company event, it will be unique.
8. Naming Rights to Three Liberace Museum Rooms
Contribution: $30,000 to $50,000
Choose the name of one of the three main rooms comprising the new Liberace Museum. Guests to the Museum will always see “The [your name, memorial name or company name] Room” at the Liberace Museum, and artifacts therein will always be described by the name of the room. Includes lifetime Liberace Museum Passes. Some restrictions apply. Feel free to approve your name before contribution by contacting us.
9. Dinner and photo ops in Las Vegas with Liberace Foundation Directors and Advisory Board Members
Dine in Las Vegas with the distinguished members of the Board of Directors and available members of the Advisory Board of the Liberace Foundation for the Creative and Performing Arts. Board Members include Liberace fur designer Anna Nateece, Las Vegas icon Cindy Doumani and others. The Advisory Board includes Liberace’s conductor Bo Ayars: member of his stage production Rockette Jody Ghanem and others. Subject to calendaring and availability, you will also be expected to pay for the dinner itself.
10. Liberace Vanguard membership and your on-camera interview in upcoming Liberace feature-length PBS documentary
Liberace Vanguard is the name given to the most elite of supporters of this, the Foundation he left behind. Up to ten contributors will be inducted into this group by the Board of Directors. These individuals will appear in a feature-length PBS documentary soon to begin production.
11. Executive Producer credit and sponsor naming rights for the Liberace Awards 2015
Contribution: $10,000 – $100,000
The celebrated re-launching of the scholarship and grants programs of the Liberace Foundation will take place at the close of 2015, when we host the inaugural Liberace Awards, our finals in the entertainment category, in Las Vegas. Up to three contributors will enjoy Executive Producer credits on this lavish production, one contributor may claim premier sponsor naming rights. The event is sure to attract international attention.
12. Your photo wearing the Emmy® Award-winning HBO re-creation of Liberace’s famed white fox coat, worn by Michael Douglas as Liberace in “Behind the Candelabra”
All figures and perks are estimates and subject to change prior to the launch of the Indiegogo campaign. The Liberace Foundation is not affiliated with Indiegogo or HBO. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Limitations, restrictions and conditions apply. Full details and disclosures will be made on the Indiegogo.com campaign. Do not contribute until you know the conditions.