Friday, July 15, 2011

The Theater Looks Forward

by Linda Plank Montgomery Theater Board Member and Development Committee Chair

Montgomery Theater performances take me back to my childhood!

I remember at age 10 being taken to a performance of Yul Brynner in “The King and I.” Watching a stage performance was mesmerizing and I still feel the same way about live theater.

My professional life has been all about non-profit organizations. I love the way that the best non-profits become such a part of the community that you can’t imagine the town without them. That’s what I want for Montgomery Theater. As a board member and subscriber, I believe that MT is important to the quality of life in our area. “The Arts” add such a human and entertaining touch to Main Street!

As the Development Chair, I am proud to say that we have launched a 3-year operating support campaign for the theater. Please consider joining us in raising $320,000 over the next three years. These operating funds will strengthen the theater’s financial position and stabilize our plans to produce the very best local theater.

The best time to raise funds is when things are going great! I’m thrilled to say that we are in a positive position to move forward boldly. Attendance is at record levels, the renewal of subscriptions is extremely high and the board is engaged and leading the charge that will continue into our 20th anniversary year.

Rob Wonderling and Binny Silverman are the campaign co-chairs and represent the best of Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Their enthusiasm alone will help us reach our goal!

As we approach the 25% mark, I am planning on following up with many of our friends who have received information about the campaign. If you have questions, please give me a call (215-345-2122).