April 16, 2013
Jazz Gallery Meets Fundraising Goal!
The Jazz Gallery has met their fundraising goal in their recently concluded campaign. In fact, they exceeded their $20,000 goal!
Former executive director, and current “Jazz Gallery civilian,” Deborah Steinglass wrote a letter to the NoMad venue‘s mailing list to share the great news. Deborah recently announced her departure to take a position at New Music USA. The Jazz Gallery’s founder, Dale Fitzgerald, will assume the position of Interim Executive Director and shepherd the non-profit organization through a restructuring.
Read Deborah’s words below:
When I wrote to you a few weeks ago, I told you not only of my departure, but also about a fundraising challenge offered by two of our members, who promised to give us $5,000 if we could raise $15,000 by the end of the day on April 15th. I am delighted to tell you that WE HAVE MET THIS CHALLENGE AND EXCEEDED OUR GOAL! We raised $16,335 through your donations, ranging from $10 to $5,000. The total raised with the challenge match is $21,335! What an amazing thing we have done together.
Over the past year, I have truly seen what members of The Jazz Gallery family can do. We found a new space in Manhattan when the odds were against us, and we continued our programming of some of the finest young musicians in jazz today. Over the next few months, you will hear premieres by the composers we have commissioned this year – the pianists Fabian Almazan, Kris Davis, John Escreet, Sullivan Fortner and David Virelles. I hope I will see you at these premieres and other events at The Gallery; this time I won’t be giving the introduction, but I will be listening to great music and hanging out with you, my jazz friends.