“The Atlanta Symphony Associates’ signature fundraiser, the annual Decorators’ Show House & Gardens, netted nearly $250,000 this year,” writes Howard Pousner in Tuesday’s (7/29) Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The Woodruff Arts Center announced earlier this month that the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra finished the 2014-15 season with a surplus, described as being ‘in the solid six figures,’ reversing a slide of 11 consecutive years of deficits…. In addition to its large board of directors chaired by D. Kirk Jamieson, the ASO also is helped by support in many forms from the Atlanta Symphony Associates (ASA), the ASO’s all-volunteer guild in its 66th year. Last season … Associates also volunteered at 28 children’s concerts and led 10 ‘instrument petting zoos’ that reached nearly 5,000 metro Atlanta children. ASA members also welcomed concert attendees into Symphony Hall. The ASA has announced its board of directors for the 2015-16 season. The new leadership slate includes 15 members with leadership experience ranging from advocacy to music education to communications.” They include Camille Kesler (president); Bunny Davidson (membership vice president); Melissa Hudson (communications and development vice president); Jonathan Brown and Josh Cochran (Bravo Unit chairs); Martha and John Head (Concerto Unit chairs); and Joan Abernathy (Encore Unit chair).
Posted July 30, 2015