The Boston Foundation called us last week to tell us that they were giving us a nice chunk of change "out of the blue"...
Evidently "each quarter, the Boston Foundation makes an Out of the Blue grant of $75,000—unsolicited and unrestricted—to an area nonprofit. These grants are designed to recognize exceptional leadership in regional nonprofits." They cited the Huntington's professional relationship with Boston University, our excellent productions, the creation and management of the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA which provides subsidized performance space, ticketing and marketing services to many local performing arts companies, and our collaboration with Dorchester's Codman Academy as proof that the Huntington is knocking it out of the park.
We're extremely grateful to the Boston Foundation for their generosity and recognition. Everyone around here (including me) has plenty of ideas about how we'd like to spend it. If only.
An unrelated note:
I'm feeling a little old for Facebook and MySpace so I'll just stick to blogging, but if you would like to become a Facebook friend of the Huntington then check out (slightly younger) staff member Adam Robert's profile.
Adam is getting the word out about lots of fun events for the college crowd, such as post show parties and the occasional free ticket. We're also hoping to have a page up on MySpace sometime soon.
What online features would you like to see more of?