| a night to aspire |

Thank you as always for your generous and continuous support of ASPIRE.
We invite you to join us for our 2008 annual fundraiser.

(click to see flyer)

| event details |

Friday, April 25, 2008
356 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

$60 (Single Ticket)
$50 (Multiple Tickets)

All are welcomed
Must be 21+

* If you plan on attending the conference, *
* we suggest buying Conference + Fundraiser combo tickets *
* Please visit the conference registration page to purchase combo tickets *

Single Ticket ($60)


Multiple Tickets ($50)


Student discount ($20 - please show student ID at the door)


Sorry, I canít make it but would like to contribute
(all amounts are greatly appreciated)

| raffle and live performance |

Raffle Items include

Performance by Cynthia Lin

Though Chicago-born singer/songwriter Cynthia Lin spent much of her youth on the stage - her first award-winning performance was at age six, and included a rendition of "Are you sleeping?" in Mandarin Chinese - it wasn't until her college years that she found her vocal freedom, when she discovered two very different artists: Ella Fitzgerald and Joni Mitchell. Embracing their range and agility, Cynthia learned the art of interpretation from Ella; from Joni, she learned that pop songs could be bittersweet, poetic, and emotionally complex.

After graduating from Princeton University with a degree in economics and attempting a nine-to-five career in the Washington DC software industry, Cynthia returned to the stage with a batch of original songs written on the acoustic guitar. Her unique blend of jazz and folk, as well as her heartfelt lyrics and personable stage presence, began to draw a very loyal fanbase, and garnered recognition and airplay from the Washingtonpost.com and local radio station Z104.

Since releasing the Blue and Borderlined EP in January of 2005, Cynthia has become a regular on the regional touring circuit, performing at respected venues including DC's IOTA Club, Philly's World Cafe Live, New York's Rockwood Music Hall, and Chicago's Uncommon Ground. Cynthia has opened for major acts including Vienna Teng and Emm Gryner, and was featured on NPR's Open Mic series. Cynthia is currently recording a new album, this time experimenting with strings, horns, and self-production. Inspired by Ani DiFranco and other entrepreneurial artists, Cynthia plans to release her second EP Doppelganger independently in 2007.