Courtesy of the Florida Grand Opera From the upcoming production of Così fan tutte.
On January 8, the Florida Grand Opera's (FGO) general director and CEO, Susan T. Danis, announced that a fundraising goal of $400,000 from Broward patrons and donors would be crucial to ensuring the company's 2015-16 mainstage productions.
Last fall, FGO hosted "Town Hall"-style meetings to explain its financial situation and drum up interest from preexisting patrons and donors and in order to attract new ones. The new strategic plan announced the "SAY YES! to Opera, South Florida" initiative, a $17.5 million campaign to fund the company's plans.
FGO is not one to rest on its laurels, and the company undertook an aggressive and proactive approach to its mission, engaging Broward communities with outreach programs and events as well as individual, one-on-one meets with the county's movers and shakers.
While positive opinion continued to arise from their efforts, the truth of the matter was that the campaign was not performing at its projected speed.More »