As you can see from the above picture, I am wearing my chic COVID 19 outfit courtesy of my daughter. I will be wearing protection on my way home to Colorado in May. I hope that all our members are well and maintaining social distancing which the CDC says is the answers to ending the spread of this virus. Your Guild Board had a virtual meeting this week.
One of many firsts for the Guild in this unusual time.
It was very disappointing to cancel our Spring Fundraiser: Kentucky Derby Party, especially during this difficult time for the Arts. We are very happy to announce that the following sponsors wanted to leave their donations with the Guild to help fund our annual gift to the Philharmonic.
El Pomar Foundation $2500.00
Tiemens Foundation $1000.00
Disruptive Medical Solutions $1000.00
Mena’s Hope & Joe $1000.00
Raymond James $1000.00
The Guild held four fundraisers this year, the Peachy Party, The Nutcracker Boutique, the Winter Event at The Broadmoor and the donations to the Derby Party. Because of the generosity of all the sponsors and guild members who supported these events, the CS Philharmonic Guild will gift $40,000.00 to the Philharmonic in May.
There was a lengthy discussion about the May member meeting but the board did regretfully vote to cancel. This was done for several reasons but first and foremost for the safety of you, our members. The May meeting was to be sponsored by to the Philharmonic. It was felt that at this time the Philharmonic can put those funds back into supporting the musicians and staff. Thank you Nathan and your staff for your generous support. Every little bit saved at this time can support the organization.
The Guild's nominating committee will submit their nomination to the board in mid-April and these will be posted on the website and in the newsletter. Members are free to nominate via email and voting will be done via internet. The nominating committee hopes to present their slate within the next 7-10 days
I have enjoyed all the virtual concerts offered over the Internet but look forward to a time when we can once again enjoy live music together.
Guild Board President
LA Times lists best symphonic concerts to listen to during the "shelter in place" order.
Click on the image below to enjoy this recent article from the LA Times
All Guild programs are cancelled through May 2020.
We have cancelled all programs through the end of the season in May. If you are looking for some activities to do to keep your mind sharp, and that capitalizes on your musical knowledge, here's a fun sheet we put together.
Check out the latest news at the Colorado Springs Philharmonic here.
SPRING FUNDRAISER: Kentucky Derby Party is cancelled.
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The following organizations have committed to leaving the funds in place for our cancelled Spring Fundraiser. Some will hold funds for a Guild fundraiser in the Fall. Thanks again to our dedicated sponsors: El Pomar Foundation, UCHealth, Tiemens Family Foundation, Raymond James, Mena Trust, Disruptive Medical Solutions, Children's Hospital and Broadmoor Dental. If you are interested in helping to sponsor this fundraiser for the Guild and its programs, please contact Andrew Will.
Treasurer's Report: March 2019