First Annual Stakeholders Meeting
More than 150 people joined the conversation on November 7th at the Winona County History Center. The big news included:
- Brian Frederick announced the largest gift in the history of GRSF, a $300,000 challenge grant from the Slaggie Family Foundation. The grant will double all new and increased contributions to the Setting the Stage Campaign. Click to read more and make a pledge.
- GRSF also announced an accumulated deficit over 8 seasons of $188,166. New Managing Director Eric Bunge promised with belt tightening, increased ticket sales and close financial management, GRSF will begin to pay off this deficit with a surplus for the 2012 season. Click to read full financial details in the 2011 Annual Report.
- Associate Producing Director Doug Scholz-Carlson announced that the 2012 season will be one week longer, running from June 20th to August 5th, 2012. He also confirmed two the titles, King Lear and The Two Gentlemen of Verona and promised to reveal the third show within two weeks as soon as rights are secured. Click for the 2012 Season Calendar
- In order to secure the accumulated deficit, GRSF announced the Legacy Bond Program which gives the community an opportunity to invest in the Great River Shakespeare Festival for a financial return. Click to read more.