By Barry Sturgeon, Davenport Trust Fund
Although their readership has declined in the current age of technology, newspapers are still a great resource to keep those of us in philanthropy informed about our communities, states, and beyond. A front page article in the June 17th edition of the Boston Sunday Globe, Phantom of the Theater: Audience is Getting Older, got my attention. It addressed the impacts on live theater of rising admission costs and aging audiences.
We are in the fourth year of an outreach program with our local summer musical theater, previously featured in ASF’s Essentials. More than 2,000 young people and their families have attended theater performances as a result of our collaboration with schools and nonprofit organizations. I thought it was important to tell readers that small foundations are making a positive difference every day, even if they are not hearing about it, so I wrote a letter to the editor. Continue reading