Tickets for the August 16th “Play It Forward” Gala are sold out! That’s very exciting news for the Museum… and im-portant news as well, because the summer Gala is one of our primary fundraising vehicles. Each year, the Museum provides access to music making through a variety of edu-cational outreach programs for thousands of adults, seniors, students, and children from a variety of economic and cultur-al backgrounds. And those programs need funding.
For those of you who are coming to the Gala, expect deli-cious hors d’oeuvres and drinks, a fabulous concert by the legendary blues and slide guitarist Sonny Landreth, spirited silent and live auctions (where we hope to generate addi-tional funds for those outreach programs)—in other words, expect a wonderful evening! For those of you who were not able to get tickets this year, please stay tuned for the an-nouncement of another outstanding event around this same time in 2015.
A fundraising event like this would not be possible, though, without tremendous support from a host of community donors that responded to our development officer, Alisa Arkinzadeh, and her committee of amazing volunteers. If you know these companies—whether you shop or eat there or do business with them—let them know you appreciate their support of the Museum and its programs. We certainly do.