Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald has embarked on a fundraising effort on behalf of Covenant House International.
Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald has embarked on a fundraising effort on behalf of Covenant House International.
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Audra McDonald, six-time Tony-winning star of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, has announced that she will be joining the Covenant House International Board of Directors this September. Covenant House is the largest privately funded agency in the Americas providing shelter, food, immediate crisis care, and an array of other services to homeless and runaway youth. In a show of solidarity with the organization, McDonald has promised to sleep outside with homeless youth one night this summer as part of the fundraising event "Sleep Out: Broadway Edition 2014."

The Broadway star is also offering an array of Audrified prizes to encourage donations that will help reach her personal $10,000 fundraising goal. The stipulations are as follows:

·For a $35 donation, Audra will recognize you in a "Cool People Hall of Fame" on her Facebook page.

·For a $100 donation, Audra will give you a shout-out on Twitter.

·For a $275 donation, Audra will send you a personalized autographed copy of the Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill cast recording (courtesy of PS Classics).

·For a $500 donation, Audra will record your voicemail greeting (sent as an MP3).

·For a $1,000 donation, Audra will sing happy birthday on video to you or a special person of your choosing.

To visit McDonald's personal fundraising page or to make a donation to Covenant House, click here.

For tickets to Broadway's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, click here.