Category: Community Outreach

Broadway Star Tiffany Haas Performs for WMA Fundraiser

 

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Tiffany Haas
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For nearly forty years, Dr. Mike Sagman maintained a private practice in Newport News, Virginia. His practice has maintained a special focus on restorative and cosmetic dentistry as well as prosthetic reconstruction.

An avid music lover, Dr. Mike Sagman frequently attends live performances and supports nonprofit music organizations. Between 2001 and 2014, he served on the Board of Trustees of the Williamsburg Music Association (WMA).

Since its establishment in 1987, the WMA has continued to stage a wide variety of musical performances for the education and entertainment of its audiences. The organization comprises two orchestras — the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra and the Williamsburg Youth Orchestras. The WMA also maintains a volunteer arm, the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra League.

The Orchestra League regularly conducts fundraising activities to support the WMA’s activities. Last April, its members organized “A Broadway Bash,” a benefit concert aimed at raising funds for usher compensation, guest artist transportation, and other orchestra expenses.

Broadway star, Tiffany Haas, a Virginia native, headlined the concert. Between songs, she recounted her journey from realizing her passion for music at a young age to landing the coveted role of Glinda in the Broadway production of Wicked. Her appearance came on the heels of two other concerts by world-renowned pianist Alessio Bax, who also performed for the WMA that same week.

Unique Ways to Give to Heritage Humane Society

Heritage Humane Society pic

Heritage Humane Society
Image: heritagehumanesociety.org

Former restorative and cosmetic dentist Dr. Mike Sagman has focused his work in the realm of online media since 2008, when he assumed the role of CEO and president of Clicks and Traffic, LLC. A long-time dog lover, Dr. Mike Sagman is a devoted supporter of Heritage Humane Society.

Every year, Heritage Humane Society takes in more than 1,500 homeless and surrendered animals from the Williamsburg, Virginia, area. In order to fund this important work, the organization welcomes the support of community members who make generous monetary donations. In addition, the Heritage Humane Society has a number of other unique giving opportunities that enable its supporters to get involved.

One of the ways in which individuals can help fund the work of the Heritage Humane Society is through pet photo sponsorships. During the holiday season, supporters can donate the funds needed for the organization to photograph cats and dogs that are looking for forever homes. In return, donors receive a picture of the pet that the society recently took in.

Heritage Humane Society also welcomes non-monetary donations in the form of supplies and other items that it requests through its “Need List”. In addition to important animal-related items such as food, toys, and beds, the organization encourages community members to give cleaning supplies and medical items. Each of these items helps make a difference in the lives of the shelter’s residents.