Since 1999 Olympia Choral Society has partnered with local charities to raise money at their annual Christmas concert. Multiple shows are performed to a packed house at the James Koval Center for the Performing Arts around the 2nd week of December, and the recipient charity is able to benefit from an exposure to hundreds of Thurston County residents by sharing its story and its mission and vision during each concert. In December of 2014, the Olympia School District Education Foundation was the beneficiary of OCS’s generosity, and as a result raised more than $9,000 for the Principal Emergency Checkbook Fund. OCS concerts are attended by music lovers of all ages, and are especially popular with retirees, many of whom acknowledged working in Public Education in the past. It was a very receptive audience, and very appreciative and understanding of the current needs in the Olympia schools. We are very grateful to the Olympia Choral Society’s Board of Directors and Society’s members for their selection and beautiful performances in December of 2014.