Here’s To A Strong 2010

By and large, 2009 was a tough year for the field and although some groups will continue to stumble in the weeds, others are making progress on finding institutional balance while several are well on the way to stabilization. For example, the Charlotte Symphony released a statement on 12/31/09 announcing a new program to build annual operating revenue following the successful completion of an ambitious bridge fund campaign. Conversely, news out of Cleveland via Zachary Lewis at The Plain Dealer reports on brewing labor issues…

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A Happy Follow-Up On Charlotte

Thanks to Charlotte Symphony Executive Director Jonathan Martin for sending along a press release announcing that the organization has successfully raised the remaining balance of their $1.77 million fundraising goal, details of which were published in yesterday’s post…

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A Bright Note Before Christmas

Following a series of setbacks that might have been the beginning of the end for other groups, the Charlotte Symphony is less than $100,000 away from its goal of raising $1.77 million by the end of 2009. The fundraising success follows the appointment of Jonathan Martin as Executive Director, who when asked about the goal for an article in the 12/15/2009 edition of the Charlotte Observer said he is “confident that we’re going to get there.”

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