April 29, 2016
On Tuesday, April 19th, at the Grand Junction Symphony’s final concert of the 2015-16 Season, Executive Director Kelly Anderson and GJSO Board President Chris Unfug launched the first pledge drive for the Grand Junction Symphony in nearly 5 years with the Take A Stand: The 1000 for 100 Pledge.
Prior to the start of the concert, Anderson implored the audience of nearly 1,500 people, “It is our goal to have 1000 pledges of $100 (or more) to the GJSO by June 30th. The Symphony has been growing steadily both artistically and financially over the past few years. This is due to the great work of the staff, the Board of Directors, the Symphony Guild, the Symphony Foundation, the outstanding leadership of our Music Director Kirk Gustafson, and most importantly, the truly amazing work by all of our orchestra musicians.”
The goals of this pledge drive are simple:
- Help keep ticket prices affordable. Ticket prices were not raised this season and will not be raised next season.
- Help raise funds for orchestra and staff salaries.
- Help with the additional costs of performing at the Avalon Theatre.
“I ask all of you to help us reach our goal of 1000 pledges by the end of June. For the price of a good dinner out and a movie, you will help keep our ticket prices the same for next season, help improve orchestra and staff salaries, and help offset the additional production costs of performing at the Avalon Theatre.” said Anderson. “In just a week and a half since the launch of the Take A Stand campaign, we are nearly a quarter of the way towards our goal. Thank you to those that have donated and pledged so far!”
Those interested in “taking a stand” and supporting the Grand Junction Symphony can mail or drop off donations between now and June 30th to the Grand Junction Symphony office at 414 Main Street, with a credit card by phone at 243-6787, or give online at GJSO.org by clicking the blue Take A Stand button on the homepage.