Aurora Pride launches virtual singing telegram fundraiser


Aurora, IL Pride is hosting a Virtual Singing Telegram Fundraiser.

Supporters may purchase a video telegram of a song performed by a local musician. The musicians have volunteered to record a video of their performance. Aurora Pride will then send out the digital telegrams with the senders’ warm wishes to friends and family.

Telegrams are available for purchase via

Telegrams are available in 3 formats:
General ($10): Aurora Pride will send an email to the recipient telling them that the purchaser has sent a singing telegram. The email will contain a link to the song.

Personalized ($25): The video will be specific to the recipient. The video will contain slides with the recipient’s name, the sender’s name, and an optional brief message from the sender.

Custom ($50): The recipient will get a personalized (as described above), PLUS the performer will mention the recipient in the video. Quantities are limited.
Ordering deadlines vary by product. Custom telegrams must be purchased by Monday, February 1. Personalized telegrams must be purchased by Monday, February 8. General telegrams are available through February 12.

“COVID-19 has challenged us to come up with new ways of celebrating and fundraising,” says parade organizer Gwyn Ciesla. “We hope that our virtual singing telegrams will spread cheer while also helping us reach our fundraising goals.”

All proceeds from the program will go toward the Aurora Pride Parade (or 2021 alternative, pending health and safety guidelines).

Aurora, IL Pride wishes to thank the performers who have volunteered to share their talents for this project: Alli Carroll (from the band Sweetie), Nicole Mullins, Kenneth Lambert, Kevin Trudo, Michelle Lee, and Michelle Curiel. Musicians interested in participating can visit

About Aurora, IL Pride: Aurora, IL Pride is a 501(c)3 organization that produces the annual Aurora Pride Parade.

Questions may be directed to [email protected] or [email protected].