Something to Talk About: Colleagues in the Community

Something to Talk About: Colleagues in the Community

The arts center is celebrating its best year yet and colleagues are taking our story on the road. We’re excited to share what 2016–2017 held for us thanks to the support of our community—including guests, the City of Orlando and generous donors, among many other groups and individuals.

On Friday, January 26, Alexis Jackson (vice president, development) attended a luncheon at the Lake Nona Chamber of Commerce to share some updates. At the same time on the other side of town, Kathy Ramsberger (president and CEO) spoke to the International Drive Regional Chamber of Commerce.

A few of their talking points focused on the arts center offering 346 shows, welcoming 603,486 guests and contributing $3 million to vision and community support last fiscal year alone—sharing Arts For Every Life® with as many people as possible in as many ways as possible.

On top of that, the arts center continues to grow in size—with one-of-a-kind Steinmetz Hall and The Green Room well on their way to opening in 2020. The halls of Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts continue to grow louder with the sound of semester classes, summer programs and master classes taught by visiting teaching artists. Plus, corporate functions, private parties and events of all sorts continue to breathe life into spaces like DeVos Family Room, Kessler Tier and Seneff Arts Plaza.

All of this impacts our goal to entertain, engage, educate and gather people through the performing arts—creating special moments of celebration. Stories like this from within our walls and far beyond keep us eager and inspired, so stay tuned for much, much more.