Upbeat financial news from Columbus Indiana Philharmonic

Posted on: September 4, 2018

“The Columbus Indiana Philharmonic has hit a high note on major financial matters,” writes Brian Blair in last Tuesday’s (8/28) Republic (Columbus, IN). “Leaders reported during Monday’s annual meeting … that the nonprofit organization has financial commitments of $1.9 million for its $2.5 million capital campaign for the planned new 80- to 100-seat Helen Haddad Music, Arts and Event Center, [an expansion of the Philharmonic’s] conference room into a community events center … During its annual meeting, the Philharmonic reported a $32,000 profit for its latest fiscal year…. For years, the orchestra has dedicated more than 20 percent of its budget to programs such as strings camps and its youth orchestra. One example is 30-year-old [Board President Sharon] Andrews, who has been involved with the orchestra’s programs for 22 years, beginning with the Columbus Indiana Children’s Choir and the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra…. Philharmonic Music Director David Bowden announced the newest early childhood development musical program for 2-year-olds…. The orchestra also highlighted other successes … including: An average attendance of 340 for seven Cabaret at The Commons shows in 2017-1018; an attendance of more than 3,000 for its Free Memorial Day concert [and] attendance of 422 at its annual February Bourbonfest fundraiser.”

Posted September 4, 2018