Long Island Philharmonic gets $50K grant, reorganization consultant

Posted on: December 17, 2010

In Friday’s (12/17) Newsday, Steve Parks reports, “The Port Washington-based Horace and Amy Hagedorn Fund is awarding the cash-strapped Long Island Philharmonic a $50,000 grant and the services of a consultant who will help with a six-month reorganization, the orchestra’s president said Thursday. The Long Island Center for Nonprofit Leadership, a consulting service for nonprofits affiliated with Adelphi University, will work on the restructuring of the orchestra, which announced last month that it was forgoing its 2010-11 subscription season to minimize its debts. … Long Islanders are ‘starting to step up to the plate to help’ since news that the orchestra won’t play this season except for a New Year’s Eve concert at Tilles Center, said Philharmonic board president Jack Russell. ‘Many of our contributors have told us they will increase their support,’ he added. New individual contributions in smaller amounts are coming in through the website liphilharmonic.org, and Russell said he will recruit new board members to expand the orchestra’s fundraising reach. He said he hopes to announce a resumption of regular subscription concerts by the end of the current fiscal year, June 30, 2011.”

Posted December 17, 2010