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The Steuben Parade needs your help!

From: Amy S
Sent on: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 6:18 PM

Liebe Freunde!


To support the broadcast of the Steuben Parade; we are working on a significant crowd-funding effort to produce a DVD - to support this, please look at or go to and search for "Steuben".


Three weeks to go to the 55th German-American Steuben Parade - and we are getting excited; with High-Wire Artist Nik Wallenda and German Olympic Figure Skater Norbert Schramm, we are excited to honor two excellent German-Americans as Grand Marshals; 27 floats, 20 visiting groups from Germany as well as visiting groups from Canada and all over the United States... we already know: this will be another great, colorful Steuben Parade!


After last year´s successful broadcast of the Steuben Parade on the affiliated networks of PBS, we are in for another round. This is great news: PBS and their audience loved our colorful celebration of German-American Friendship so much, that they are making the event part of their 2012 programming again. Once again, we will be given a 2-hour window for a live broadcast from Fifth Avenue, complete with the entire Steuben Parade, greetings and clips from famous German-Americans, and more.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Fifth Avenue; but if you can´t make it, we are pleased to tell you that the Steuben Parade will once again be broadcast on the networks of PBS - live on WNET ("thirteen"), and on WLIW as a repeat on Sunday at 9.30 AM.


To make this all happen, we do count on the support of the entire German-American community:


This broadcast is an extraordinary chance for us to put our German-American pride on TV, to show our heritage and culture to people far from Fifth Avenue... but like last year,

we need the help of the entire community to support this broadcast.

Can you pitch in? Will you make a donation today?

There are exciting TV Sponsorships available to our generous supporters. You can support us by becoming a:

  1. Director - Have your name on a dedicated "Underwriter Slide" during the broadcast, be listed as a Director in the Parade Journal, and receive a Steuben Parade DVD --- $5,000
  2. Editor - Have your name on a group slide of generous donors during the broadcast, be listed as a Editor in the Parade Journal, get a Steuben Parade DVD --- $1,000
  3. Supporter - Have your name listed as a Supporter in the Parade Journal, get a Steuben Parade DVD --- $500
  4. Fan - Get a Steuben Parade DVD --- $100

If all members of the Meetup donate just $10 there will be enough money to fund the project.  Please know that your support is urgently needed to make this broadcast successful. In these times of budget cuts, cultural organizations have been hit hard and many are struggling to finance their events. The German-American Committee is no exception. We need the help of all proud German-Americans who can pitch in. - Together we can present another Steuben Parade broadcast and show our heritage to people all over the country. You can help make it happen.

Please go to or (search for "Steuben") to Donate today!


Danke und Alles Gute,


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