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CENTER FOR THE ARTS IMPACT REPORT JULY 2015 - JUNE 2016

Post Office Box 860 240 South Glenwood Jackson, WY 83001

(307) 734-8956 info@jhcenterforthearts.org www.jhcenterforthearts.org

THE CENTER


Thanks to you... The Center has enjoyed a record-setting year.

WE ARE A HUB FOR THE ARTISTIC, CULTURAL, AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY IN JACKSON HOLE.

In collaboration with our Resident Partners and other organizations, we offered excellent programs for our community and visitors. Our theater was busy nearly 200 nights, realizing the vision of our founders to become a hub of artistic, cultural, and creative activity in Jackson Hole. Thanks to you, we continue to make strides financially. We are building a healthy annual fund through Center Friends, Center Sponsors, Annual Benefit Benefactors, Old Bill’s Donors, and other donations that cover our current needs. We are growing our programming and maintenance endowments to ensure a healthy future, and reducing our capital debt from its high of nearly seven million to just over one million. The community overwhelmingly supported our new land lease with the Town and County. The result is a 99-year term that makes certain The Center and its Residents can foster the creative initiatives of Jackson Hole for years to come. We thank our elected officials for their leadership and their staff for carefully considering all aspects of our public/private partnership. Our future is bright. In addition to our marquee events featuring music, dance, and spoken word, we have committed to multidisciplinary programming that enhances the offerings of our Resident and Community Partners. Last year we were pleased to offer National Theatre Live, and we have committed to widening our family programming. Exciting things await! Without your support, none of this would have been possible. Thank you.

Photo by Jeffrey Kaphan

Cover Art: Longing by Jenny Dowd


THE CENTER STAFF Martha Bancroft

Ponteir Sackrey

Anne Bradley

Willi Brooks

Director

President of The Center Fund

Marketing Director

Front of House Manager & Volunteer Coordinator

Sarah Chapin

Michael Dowda

Whitney Eliot

Ron Gessler

Development Assistant

Facility Operations Director

Administrative & Digital Marketing Assistant

Facility Maintenance Manager

Josh Griffith

Allie Knetzger

Anne Ladd

Kat Lopez

Customer Service Associate

Graphic Designer & Digital Strategist

Development Associate & Board Liaison

Customer Service Manager

Patrick Millard

Carrie Richer

Monte Rosen

Programming Director

Technical Director

Creative Initiatives Coordinator

Assistant Building Manager

Tim Sandlin

Stephanie Shankland

Dana Tully

Doug Vogel

Front Desk

Staff Accountant

Grants Writer

Technical Coordinator

Center Residents Receive: • • • • •

Discounted theater and space rental Partnering opportunities to present programming with The Center An artful and creative work environment Use of The Center Theater Lobby, gallery space, conference room, and administrative assistant Marketing support

Art Association of Jackson Hole Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir Center for the Arts Center of Wonder Central Wyoming College Jackson Campus Dancers’ Workshop Jackson Hole Community Band Jackson Community Theater kso Jac

Shannon McCormick

CENTER RESIDENTS

Jackson Hole Chorale

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Jackson Hole Public Art Jackson Hole Symphony Orchestra Jackson Hole WILD

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Jackson Hole Writers Jazz Foundation of Jackson Hole

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

KHOL 89.1 FM

Don Opatrny Chairman

Patty Lummis Vice Chairman

Jenny Felsinger

Valerie Brown

Secretary

Treasurer

Agnes Bourne Hal Burroughs Peggy Gilday JJ Healy Mack Mendenhall Amanda Moore Jim Moses Larry Perlman

SteveBourne Ryan Agnes Lisa Samford Hal Burroughs Keith Stoltz Peggy Gilday Clare Payne Symmons JJ Healy Bill Waterman Amanda Moore Brenda Wylie Jim Moses Nona Yehia Larry Perlman Sam Zuckerman

Off Square Theatre Company

These non-profits are independent of The Center. Please consider supporting them.

pARTners Teton County Education Foundation University of Wyoming Outreach School Wyoming Humanities Council


Sponsor Spotlight: PREMIER GREEN CLEANING

Did you know that during the summer months, we turn our building’s boiler off? Or that we use biodegradable cups at all of our events?

Reduce Reuse Recycle The Center is a proud member of the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Business Leader Program in Teton County.

An interview with Monay Olson, Chief Executive Officer of Jackson Lodging Company and Premier Green Cleaning.

Our Greening Initiative is supported by Teton County, Town of Jackson, Teton Conservation District, Leslye and David

What is your favorite art piece at The Center? My absolute favorite thing about art at The Center is the changing exhibits in the gallery. The anticipation of seeing something new is always satisfying. What is the best part of living in our community? Our community is full of people from diverse backgrounds with different interests and talents. We all appreciate, enjoy and share a love for the natural beauty we are surrounded by and get to experience each and every day. I believe this appreciation enables our community to be givers, to be aware of the needs of others in our community and create amazing bonds that entwine us all. What is the best advice you would give to new community businesses that are just starting out? Be prepared for growth! Jackson is full of people who have

incredible ideas, but because of difficulties with workforce housing and the shortage in laborers, many businesses struggle and fail. Make sure you have a plan in place and scalability should be on your mind from the get-go. Jackson has high need in many areas. Businesses can start off with a bang but lose traction simply because they do not have the ability to handle growth. What is your favorite summer activity or tradition in Jackson Hole? At the end of every school year, my husband and our two boys head to the Snake River Canyon and get ready to be soaked! Whitewater rafting in Jackson is fun and intense enough to keep us coming back every year since they were little boys! Summers in Jackson are busy, and we take advantage before the rush to enjoy the activities that make living in Jackson special.

Hardie, Dawn and John Hummel, Alice

We also installed LED lighting in our theater and stairwells this past year to reduce energy consumption...

and Rod Moorhead, Jennifer and Michael Tennican, and anonymous donors.

And purchased 18 new recycling bins that have been placed throughout our campus to encourage “green” disposal of glass, plastic, and paper waste!


CENTER SPONSORS

CENTER FRIENDS

The Center presents a wide variety of programs each year for the enjoyment of the Jackson Hole community. Offering these high-caliber events is possible only with the help of Center Sponsors. Ticket sales alone do not cover the costs of these performances.

We are pleased to thank our generous Center Friends whose sustaining gifts “keep the lights on” and support the general operations of our creative campus. We are grateful!

$50,000

$25,000 +

$25,000

Agatha and Steve Luczo Judy and Don Opatrny

$10,000

$10,000 + Valerie Brown and Don Baker Andrea and Hal Burroughs Victoria and William Chaney Jenny and Don Felsinger Pamela and Scott Gibson Erika Pearsall and Ned Jannotta Tracy and Kenny Knauss Chris Lea

$5,000 Big-D Construction Brian Parker Painting Fighting Bear Antiques Floral Art

$5,000 + High Country Linen Jackson Hole News & Guide Kismet Fine Rugs Persephone Bakery

The Wort Hotel Town Square Inns of Jackson Hole Wells Fargo

Robin and Peter Barker Eleanore and John Carifa JJ Healy Berte Hirschfield Dawn and John Hummel

$3,000 Big R Ranch & Home Blue Collar Restaurant Group Carney Logan Burke Architects GE Johnson Gilday Architects Graham Faupel Mendenhall & Associates Income Focus Portfolio Management

Patty and John Lummis Alice and Rod Moorhead Janet and Bill O’Neil Linda and Larry Perlman Ann and Steve Ryan Martine Lamoureux and David Stout Teresa and Bill Waterman Anonymous

Maggie and Jim Hunt Susan and John Jackson Jaquith Family Foundation Irene and Alan Lund Shirley and Paul Piper

Sharon and Lloyd Powell Sharon and Jerry Schendel Christy Walton

Karen and George James Kathleen and Paul Kimball Amanda and Trey Moore Phoebe and Gray Muzzy Mark Newcomb Lenore and David Nichols Carole and Jack Nunn Lee and Ed Riddell Michele Gammer and Andrew Salter

Teri and Mark Snell Carol Baker and Mark Stein Teri and Dan Tyree Allison Von Maur and Family Lissa and Chuck Walker Celia and Rob Wallace Whiteley and Nick Wheeler Anonymous

$3,000 + Lee’s Tees Local & Trio Mercedes Huff & Associates Prugh Real Estate Seed Wine Snow King Resort & Grand View Lodge South Park Landscaping & Nursery

Stella Artois The Rose Jackson Hole The Tree & Landscape Company Tom Evans | Jackson Hole Real Estate Willow Street Group Wunsch Financial Services

Hatch Taqueria & Tequilas Hawtin Jorgensen Architects Jackson Hole Art Auction Jackson Hole Traveler Maho Catering National Museum of Wildlife Art

The Scout Guide Jackson Hole Silverstar Communications Tegeler & Associates

Helen and Fred Arbuckle Sally and Fred Brumbaugh Judy and Nick Bunzl Elisa and Andy Chambers Josie and Todd Domenico Jacqueline and Christian Erdman John Fox Theresa Godchaux Penney and AC Hubbard

$1,000 Akasha Yoga Blue Spruce Cleaners Dynia Architects First Western Trust Four Seasons Jackson Hole Grand Teton Floor & Window Coverings

61 Photo by Jeffrey Kaphan

Did you know that last year The Center hosted 61 events that were open to the public and absolutely free?


Campwood by David Buckley Borden

CENTER PROGRAMMING Center for the Arts Board members, staff and countless community members have been working toward enhancing the creative vibrancy in The Center. We have established the Creative Initiatives Program that will contribute to, support and inspire the artistic community.

Center Presents

Center CoPresentations

The Center Presents series boasts a diverse selection of national and internationally recognized acts that range from musical acts to spoken word, film showings to family programming.

The Center CoPresentation Program supports outstanding programming on campus based on creative merit, shared audiences, resources and risk. Each of these collaborations is approached uniquely, collaborating with Center partners in an innovative, and proactive manner.

Inset: Center Presents Elvis Costello / Photo by Jeffrey Kaphan

CAMPUS EXHIBITIONS Campus Exhibitions adds visual vibrancy to The Center by supporting and showcasing a diverse group of artists bringing life to our Center spaces. In the 2015/16 fiscal year, we presented over 30 exhibitions in our spaces including juried Center Theater Gallery art exhibitions, youth art displayed in our education pavilion, sculptures on The Center Sculpture Pad, various local artist’s work in our main office and exhibitions through the Art & Healing program at St. John’s Medical Center.

CAMPUS CREATIVE IN RESIDENCE The Center is excited to announce the creation of an exciting initiative titled Campus Creative in Residence. This residency opportunity will provide support and space for guests to work at The Center along with the artistic community that will highlight an interdisciplinary process and result in an impactful and inspiring end product.

Inset: Thin Air Shakespeare / Photo by Aaron Lindsau Inset (top): Mirroring You by Alissa Davies Inset (bottom): 2015 Dickie Landry Residency / Photo by Jeffrey Kaphan


During our 2015-2016 Fiscal Year...

181

$29.52

The Center Theater was booked 181 days, a 2% increase from the previous year

The average ticket price to an event at The Center was $29.52

150

29,118

Resident organizations employed more than 150 full and part-time employees

Our box office sold 29,118 tickets to events in The Center Theater

Sources of Revenue

24% Ticket Sales

21% Contributions

10% Event Rentals

7% Grants

17% Leases

12% Annual Benefit

7% Sponsorship

2% Investment Revenue


THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS

JULY 2015 JUNE 2016

GIFTS OF $50,000+

GIFTS OF $25 - $999

Agnes Bourne and Stu Plummer, The Charles Engelhard Foundation, Melissa and Mark Grosvenor, Agatha and Steve Luczo, Judy and Donald Opatrny, Premier Green Cleaning Services, Maggie and Keith Stoltz

Deb Wuersch and Robert Ablondi, Pearl and V. Cassel Adamson, Jr., Sara Adamson, Virginia and Michael Adler, Fraida and Robert Aland, Emily and James Ambler, Susan and Geoff Armstrong, Sallie and Duby Ausley, Nancy and Douglas Ayers, Joan Baldwin, Deborah Barker, Vicky Bass, Kathryn and George Beller, Cecilia and Frank Bellinghiere, Cynthia Bennett, Gainor and Joseph Bennett, Peter and Cole Benson, Adrienne Benson, Hillary and Mark Berry, Kimberley Black, Heather and Richard Black, Judy and Tom Bowser, Anne and Clay Bradley, Lindsay and Jackson Brandenburg, Linda and Tony Brooks, Alison Brush, Marian and Dennis Butcher, Butte West LLC, Megan and Ralph Callaway, Ann Harvey and Mike Campbell, Becky Watson and Betsy Carlin, Anne Ladd and Len Carlman, Elizabeth and David Chandler, Jinx Chapman, Kristina Cheng, Lora and Richard Childs, Ali and Kevin Cohane, Eunice and David Conine, John B. Cooke, Gianna Biondi and John Copeland, Eugenie Copp, Helen and Michael Cottingham, Beth and Patrick Coyne, Todd Crabtree, Susan and Robert Cronholm, Anna D’Andrea, Melinda and Clint Day, Directions In Research, Karen and Glenn Doshay, Dwelling, Pauline Towers-Dykeman and Paul Dykeman, Stephen Dynia, Missy Falcey, John Farrell, Fidelity Charitable, Marcia Allen and Gary Finkel, Kevin Fleming, Jane and Terry Fogelman, Katherine and Frank Forelle, M.J. LaRue and Dan Forman, Julie and Fredrick Gaston, Mike and Carrie Geraci, Gwenn Gilday, Martha and John Gilmore, Amy and Jeffrey Golightly, Karen Terra and Robert Graham, Margi Griffith, Sheldon and Bonnie Guren, Leslie Hagenstein, Peggy Gilday and Maho Hakoshima, Julie Ann Giacobassi and Zach Hall, Gigi and Michael Halloran, Sarah Hanson, Leslye and David Hardie, Carol and John Harkness, Charisse and Curt Haws, Mary and William Hayes, Barbara and Charles Herz, Victoria Hess, Sharon and Dale Hilpert, Karen and Richard Hobbins, P. A. Horwitz, Margaret and David Hoster II, Carrie and Jack Howe, Laura and Neil Huckin, Jackson Hole Lions Club, JD High Country Outfitters, Ghoncheh and Allen Jebsen, Lisa and Benjamin Johnson, Kurt Katzer, Pamela Kearns, Susan and Fred Kingwill, Mary Lou and Richard Klene, Julie Birrer and Kraig Kobert, Jennifer and Tom Kohlhardt, Jane and Charles Kusek, Frances Pollack and Ernie LaBelle, Laura and Ted Ladd, Alisa and Frank Lane, Patricia and Andrew Langford, Clarene and Creed Law, Cheryl and David Lawrence, Michael Lehmann, Florence Lemle, Nina and Brian Lenz, Carole and Ed Liebzeit, Mary Long, Kathy Lynch, Patricia and Donald MacNaughton, Ann and Clark MacKenzie, Laurentius Marais, Elizabeth Drapela and Steve Markason, Nancy Martino, Jane Matthews, Leslie Mattson, Holly McCollister, Shannon and Michelle McCormick, Beverly and Edward McIlnay, Mary McSorley, Laura McWethy, Vickie and Mark Memmer, Dawn Webster and Patrick Millard, Elinor and C. Scott Miller, Jim Mitchell, Kimberley and John Morris, Christine and David Murdoch, Joohee and Alexander Muromcew, Sandra and Robert Murphy, Mimi and David Olson, Brandie and Mel Orchard, Anne and Ian Osler, Connie Owen, Elizabeth Becker Parker and Jeremy Parker, Nancy and William Pasfield, Marjorie Patton, Karen Youngblood and James Peck, Pam and Keith Phillips, Lisa and Scott Pierson, Bonnie and Tom Pockat, Barbara and Thomas Putnam, Lucy and Harley Rankin, Diane and Glenn Ray, Bert Raynes, Jim Reese, Kathleen Remmer, Carl Renken, Carrie and Brett Richer, Henry Richter, Anne and Travis Riddell, Rocky Mountain Bank, Peta and Gary Roubin, Lori Zalbowitz and Laurent Roux, Ponteir Sackrey, Louisa and Christopher Sandvig, Cheryl Sawyer, Kristine and Joseph Schaeffer, Becky and Tom Schell, Claudia and Michael Schrotz, Peter Selkowitz, Emily and Titus Shelby, Diane and Donald Siegel, Saul Silverstein, Susan and David Spackman, Brandon Spackman, Mary and James Speyer, Mimi and Robert Stein, Bridget Mullen and Michael Stern, Karen and Richard Stewart, Mindy and Greg Sturgis, Anna and Stephen Sullivan, Joyce and William Sullivan, David Swift, Mark Tarrant, Jennifer and Michael Tennican, Betty and Chuck Terrill, Teton Yoga Shala, The Center for Jackson Hole, Beth Thebaud, Joan and Walter Thulin, Shirley and Wes Timmerman, Sarah Tollison, Barbara and Stan Trachtenberg, Trapper Corporation, Lisa Samford and Wally Ulrich, Amy and Steve Unfried, Beatrice and Peter Van Roijen, Vendini, Inc., Evie Lewis and Doug Vogel, Rebecca and Paul Vogelheim, Marsha and Michael Wackerly, Elizabeth and Jim Walton, Liz and Todd Warnock, Cammie and Andrew Watson, Joseph O. and Geraldine C. Waymire Fund Advisors, Wendy and Chad Weiss, Maryjo and Gary Weissman, Chris and Erich Wilbrecht, Kay and Thomas Wilson, Chris and Kurt Wimberg, Melody Lin and Loring Woodman, Wyoming Humanities Council, Dimmie and Greg Zeigler, Neil Zeller, Anonymous

GIFTS OF $20,000 - $49,999 Valerie Brown and Donald Baker, Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Jenny and Donald Felsinger, First Interstate Bank, Tracy and Kenny Knauss, Alice and Rodman Moorhead, The Notwen Foundation/Gloria and William Newton, The O’Neil Foundation/Janet and Bill O’Neil, Linda and Larry Perlman, Stoltz Real Estate Funds, Frances and Allan Tessler, Teresa and Bill Waterman

GIFTS OF $10,000 - $19,999 Andrea and Hal Burroughs, Cafe Genevieve, Eleanore and John Carifa, Victoria and William Chaney, Circ Cell Skin Care, Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Old Bill’s Fun Run Match, Fine Dining Restaurant Group LLC, Gather Restaurant, Pamela and Scott Gibson, Hughes Production, Erika Pearsall and Ned Jannotta, Jaquith Family Foundation, Christopher Lea, Patty and John Lummis, Rusty Parrot Lodge & Spa, Ann and Steven Ryan, Snake River Brewing Co. Inc., Snake River Interiors/Twenty Two Home, Martine Lamoureux and David Stout, Pike and Susan Sullivan Foundation, The Barbara and John Vogelstein Foundation/Barbara and John Vogelstein, Wyoming Arts Council, Anonymous

GIFTS OF $5,000 - $9,999 Robin and Peter Barker, Big D Signature Construction, BP Painting and Refinishing, Inc., Mary and Jeff Cox, Susan and Joseph Davenport III, Roberta Bowman Denning and Steven Denning, Fighting Bear Enterprises, Floral Art, LLC, Sandy and Ron Harrison, J.J. Healy, High Country Linen Services, Dawn and John Hummel, Maggie and Jim Hunt, Susan and John Jackson, Jackson Hole Art Auction, Jackson Hole News & Guide, Kismet Rug Gallery, Lower Valley Energy, Irene and Alan Lund, Margery and Edgar Masinter, Nichols Foundation/Carol and Peter Coxhead, Norman Hirschfield Foundation/Berte Hirschfield, Persephone Bakery, Shirley and Paul Piper, Sharon and Lloyd Powell, Anita and Julian Saul, Sharon and Jerry Schendel, Mary-Alice Huemoeller and Michael Sellett, Teton Resorts, The Wort Hotel, Town Square Inns, Christy Walton, Wells Fargo, Claudia Bonnist and Terry Winchell, Anonymous

GIFTS OF $1,000 - $4,999 Akasha Yoga, Marcia Kunstel and Joe Albright, Laurie and Lou Appignani, Helen and Fred Arbuckle, Kate and Andrew Binger, Blue Foundation, Blue Collar Restaurant Group, Blue Spruce Cleaners, Sally and Fred Brumbaugh, Judy Bernstein Bunzl and Nick Bunzl, Carney Logan Burke Architects, Center of Wonder, The Dorothy Jordan Chadwick Fund, Elisa and Andrew Chambers, Charles Foundation, Nancy and Richard Collister, Josie and Todd Domenico, Nancy and David Donovan, Stephen Dynia Architects, Pauline and William Egan, Jacqueline and Christian Erdman, Tania and Thomas Evans, Sarah and William Farish, First Western Trust, Elisabeth and Charles Fleischman, Elizabeth and Pete Forster, Four Seasons Resort and Residences, John Fox, Lou and John Furrer, GE Johnson Construction Company, Gilday Architects, Jane and Joseph Giovanini, Theresa Godchaux, Graham-Faupel-Mendenhall & Associates, Grand Teton Floor and Window Covering, Myrna and Stephen Greenberg, Habits, Hatch Taqueria and Tequilas, Carolynn and Bruce Hawtin, Hawtin Jorgensen Architects, Gina and Richard Heise, Judy Hofflund and Tom Hansen, Penney and A.C. Hubbard, Income Focus Portfolio Management LLC, Karen and George James, Jedediah’s House of Sourdough, Elisabeth Bittner and Chansoo Joung, Dale and Jay Kaplan, Kathleen and Paul Kimball, Beedee and Ted Ladd, Lee’s Tees, Catherine Kehr and Remy Levy, Linton’s Big R, Local Restaurant & Trio American Bistro, Lucky’s Market, Mary Anna and Robert MacLean, Maho Catering, Pat and George McElroy Jr., Dorice and Corbin McNeill, Mercedes Huff & Associates LLC, Carolyn Monier, Amanda and Trey Moore, Bobbi and Jim Moses, Phoebe and Gray Muzzy, Dana and Carl Nagel, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Mark Newcomb, Lenore and David Nichols, Pamela and Richard Niner, Carole and Jack Nunn, Julie and William Obering, Elizabeth Becker Parker and Jeremy Parker, Heather Poole, Prugh Real Estate, Lee and Edward Riddell, Therese and Bert Romberg, Andrea and Monroe Rosenthal, Michele Gammer and Andrew Salter, Beverly and Ira Schulman, Cheryl and William Schwartz, The Scout Guide, Mary and Stanley Seidler, Silver Star Communications, Nancy Jarrell and Ed Smail, Teri and Mark Snell, Snow King Hotel & Grand View Lodge, South Park Nursery and Landscaping, Polly and Richard Spencer, Carol Baker and Mark Stein, Stella Artois, Kimberly and Simon Stertzer, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Tegeler & Associates Insurance, Teton Conservation District, The Liquor Store & Wine Loft, The Rose, The Tree and Landscape Company (TLC), W. Michael Thieme, Tom Evans Jackson Hole Real Estate, Teri and Daniel Tyree, U.S. Bancorp Foundation, Allison Von Maur and Family, Jean and Pete Wales, Lissa and Charles Walker, Celia and Rob Wallace, Andrew Weaver, Whiteley and Nick Wheeler, Willow Street Group, Wolfensohn Family Foundation, Wunsch Financial Services, Anonymous

IN MEMORY AND IN HONOR Kimberley and John Morris, In Honor of Teresa and Bill Waterman Andrew Weaver, In Honor of Ann and Steve Ryan Pearl and V. Cassell Adamson, Jr., In Memory of Stephen P. Adamson, Jr. Willow Street Group, In Memory of Stephen P. Adamson, Jr.

We would appreciate your feedback regarding any possible omissions or errors. Please contact The Center Fund with any concerns at (307) 734.8956.


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