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Inspiring Since 1927 2018 -19 OVERVIEW & IMPACT STATEMENT

Enriching our community through a vibrant historic Mount Baker Theatre


Enriching our community through a vibrant historic Mount Baker Theatre

The Choir of Man performers invite the audience to join them in the on-stage pub before the show. MBT 2018 -19 Overview & Impact Statement | 2


COMMUNITYPeople 1,000+ 650+ 80+

Local dance student gets ready backstage to perform in a holiday production.

109,000 Attendees across all events this is also the 5-year average

on stage and back stage this year :

Local student performers in dance & choir events Bellingham Technical College Graduates & youth soccer award recipients Bellingham Symphony Orchestra Musicians and Guest Stars

100+

Local musicians, poets, actors and community leaders using Walton Theatre and Encore Room for meetings, rehearsals and shows

1,000+

Touring headlining artists, back-up musicians, dancers, road management, and crew

225 14 7 180 19 1,307

folks making the magic happen :

Active volunteers Full-Time Staff

Half-Time or More Regular Staff Part-Time Staff Board of Directors 2018 -19 Donors (individuals & organizations)

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Photo by Mark Turner

Enriching our community through a vibrant historic Mount Baker Theatre

Patrons streaming out of the building after the Main Stage show Capitol Steps. MBT 2018 -19 Overview & Impact Statement | 4


VIBRANT

Reach 44%

Total patrons in database living outside Whatcom County

33%

Attendees on average at any show from outside Whatcom County

5 8,193

Counties our Education Program serves Ticket purchasers who were new to us

Depth 83% Theatre-goers attending one of several sold out events this year.

Diverse Main Stage acts included shows such as Clint Black, comedy headliners Brian Regan and Lewis Black, giant musical productions Kinky Boots, STOMP & Cinderella, a rock superstar from the Eagles, Radiohead played on cellos, Neko Case, Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, author Timothy Egan, inspirational outdoor films for ski pass holders, a local talent show, and much, much more.

12,000

Activity 35

Whatcom County addresses in our database compared to total Whatcom households* Whatcom County-addressed patrons who purchased tickets this year, or 14% of total Whatcom households* *based on census estimate documents 2017 / 170,000 people 18+, 83,475 HH

More events than number of days in the year! 410 EVENTS 5-year average

37 121 2,350

Events attended by over 1,000 people at once in 18 -19

12,200

Value of tickets donated to 144 other nonprofits to support their fundraising efforts

$

Encore room events held by local nonprofits at no charge Patrons attending those free-use events—also at no charge

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ENRICHING Impact

MCT campers performing on the Main Stage.

People

18,282 1,707 3

Students, teachers & parents who attended an Education Series Event Students who attended an Education Series Event on an MBT scholarship Counties where MBT Education Scholarship funds were awarded (Whatcom, Skagit, Island)

169

Students grades 1-12 participating in week-long summer theatre camps

4

Students with full MBT scholarships to week-long theatre camps

Partners

1

New partnership with the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra as MBT’s Resident Orchestra

8,126

Total ticketed admissions to 2018 -19 Bellingham Symphony Orchestra events

1,5 17

People experienced the legendary Jane Goodall live, thanks to WWU

1,5 17

Attendees got books and an evening with Anne Lamott, thanks to Village Books

enriching our community

through a vibrant historic Mount Baker Theatre

The Bellingham Symphony Orchestra. MBT 2018 -19 Overview & Impact Statement | 6


Economy

101,200

$

6.6M

$

Funds back to the City of Bellingham in City Admissions Taxes Total estimated economic impact on community, based on The Arts & Economic Prosperity Study V. Study maps the distribution of expenses and ancillary spending of patrons** **Americans for the Arts. Data based on $3.4M in expenses, 109K admissions, and population

A gathering of past MBT Board presidents show their ongoing support.

ENRICHING Stewardship

Oversight

Engagement

Number of fundraising gifts received in 2018 -19, ranging from 72¢ to over $60,000

3.4M

18 -19 FY Operating Budget. Has grown steadily year over year

2.15M

Amount pledged and projected to goal for the ongoing 3.3M Capital Campaign for improvements in 2020 (as of 10/9/19)

2

$

376,000

Amount of Capital Campaign pledges from MBT’s Board of Directors

16

Passionate “Encore Society” donors who have informed us that they made MBT a part of their estate planning

$

100,059

Investment from 18 -19 operating funds into Capital Fund—separate from all fundraising activities

1M

Washington State Historic Preservation Grant; awarded toward the capital projects for improvements in 2020

2.58M

Other MBT investments and reserves, including a $1.1M low-risk, self-sustaining investment in a neighboring property in alignment with long-range strategic planning

$

$

$

1,474

$

Private donors who have pledged $100,000+ to our Capital Campaign

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A R T S | I N S P I R AT I O N | H I S T O R I C P R E S E RVAT I O N

Save History. Fund the Future. Our community saved MBT in 1983.

Now it’s up to us.

Continue the Legacy. Announcing an important capital project that protects both posterity and possibilities, and Continues the Legacy of a vibrant and historic Mount Baker Theatre.

Learn More:

Together we will: • Save the roof and exterior walls—before water damage destroys the irreplaceable historic interior ceilings and dome. • Innovate a modern patron experience with state of the art sound and video ensuring every kind of show can be world-class. • Keep guests safe through enhanced stair lighting and safety rails, fund repairs to 1500 seats for continued patron comfort, and ensure an immersive 1927 experience through special interior paint and carpets.

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Email John.Purdie@MountBakerTheatre.com

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