Palm Beach County has a flourishing art and culture scene, thanks in part to Alexander Dreyfoos’ vision 40 years ago. His foundling, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, provides support to nonprofits, artists and art districts around the area.
But what happens when small organizations have big vision? How do they fund growth and endowments? Learning to fund-raise on a large scale while recruiting a new or larger pool of donors is critical. The Cultural Council has delivered a “fairy godmother” for 10 deserving groups looking to raise lots of money and expand their cultural reach.
That “fairy godmother” is the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland, retained to provide a year-long program of complimentary consultations and training for the groups. Who will be a part of the program, you might ask. Here is a list of the organizations who will be the beneficiaries of some of the highest caliber training for non-profits that exists.
- Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
- Center for Creative Education
- Historical Society of Palm Beach County
- South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
- Loggerhead Marinelife Center
- Young Singers of the Palm Beaches
- Boca Ballet Theatre
- Boca Raton Museum of Art
- Loxahatchee River Historical Society
- Maltz Jupiter Theatre
The training commenced on September 24 at the Council’s Lake Worth offices thanks to generous underwriting. So expect to hear more from these groups in the upcoming years as they seek the help of arts patrons to bring their visions to life.
Photo of Cultural Council of Palm Beach County building 2018 by Sargent Photo courtesy Cultural Council