Dear Bushnell Blog,
Itâs hard to believe that another season at The Bushnell is coming to an end! This has been a great season â my wife and I have enjoyed our subscription to the Broadway Series and look forward to next seasonâs line-up.
Throughout this year Iâve also come to know The Bushnell in another way â as co-chair of the Annual Fund Committee. As a Trustee, Iâve been aware of how much The Bushnell depends on the generosity of its Donors, Subscribers and Friends. However, through the Annual Fund Committee, Iâve seen first hand exactly what it takes to sustain the magic of the arts at The Bushnell.
Did you know that The Bushnell is actually a Not-for-Profit organization? Only 45% of the operating expenses are covered through ticket revenue and other earned income. The remaining 55% comes from the support of donors and sponsors. These gifts are as varied as the individuals who give them. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference and helps continue the important work that happens in this historic hall.
As the 2007-08 season comes to an end the need for donor support remains strong. We have an ambitious $875,000 Annual Fund goal and weâre close â but we need the help of the community to get there.
I hope that everyone who has enjoyed an experience at The Bushnell and who believes, as I do, that The Bushnell is a key component of the thriving arts scene in the Greater Hartford area will consider supporting the Annual Fund this year. Time is of the essence â all gifts and pledges must be received by June 30. And, giving has never been easier â just visit www.bushnell.org, click on the âDonate Nowâ button and make a gift today!
Jay S. Benet