$3 Million Raised by Orlando Philharmonic Toward Plaza Live Renovations

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra recently announced an anonymous gift of $1M toward renovations to the Plaza Live Theater, bringing the total dollars raised to $3.1 million, toward an estimated $6 million project.

(ORLANDO, FL – December 23, 2013) This week, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra announced that it received an anonymous gift of $1 million toward renovations to the Plaza Live Theatre, bringing the total raised to date to $3.1 million. The Anonymous donor joins other philanthropists Marc and Sharon Hagle, who made a $750,000 pledge in early 2011, Bryce West, who made a $500,000 gift in 2013 and Kenneth & Ann Hicks Murrah, who recently pledged $500,000 toward the project.

Read more$3 Million Raised by Orlando Philharmonic Toward Plaza Live Renovations

UNITED ARTS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA AWARDS MORE THAN $1.37 MILLION IN OPERATING SUPPORT GRANTS

The Board of United Arts of Central Florida approved the recommendations of three grant panels composed of 42 volunteer-reviewers to award $1,370,231 in operating support grants to 43 Central Florida nonprofit cultural institutions.

The Operating Support Grant program is one of more than six United Arts funding programs, including designated giving secured through the collaborative Campaign for the Arts and power2give.org; match dollars provided by United Arts’ Trustee; and corporate donors and contracts for services including educational programming. Ninety percent of today’s award is committed to Central Florida’s cornerstone cultural institutions. These include, in part, Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Orlando Ballet, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Orlando Science Center and Orlando Shakespeare Theater.

Read moreUNITED ARTS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA AWARDS MORE THAN $1.37 MILLION IN OPERATING SUPPORT GRANTS