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Palm Beach Opera



A LOOK AHEAD – Building for Our Future


MARKETING – Telling Our Story


ADVOCACY − Making the Case


SERVICES AND MEMBERSHIP − Supporting… Learning… Enjoying


EDUCATION − Inspiring Children Through Art and Culture


FINANCIALS – Statement of Activities


GRANTS – Serving a Need


DONORS – Thanking Our Supporters


A message from the Chairman and the CEO

“We are particularly proud that even in this depressed economy, the Council received the Robert M. Montgomery Jr. Building – the largest contribution in its 31-year history.”

We are very pleased to present the Cultural Council’s 2010 Annual Report for your review. It was a very exciting year made possible by our donors, constituents, and greater Palm Beach County community. We hope you enjoy reading about the Cultural Council’s many highlights from Fiscal Year 2010 and some of the exciting changes that are on our horizon. Although the economy continued to present numerous challenges to the cultural industry, the Council was able to provide needed services and execute some impressive programs. We are particularly proud that even in this depressed economy, the Council received the Robert M. Montgomery Jr. Building – the largest contribution in its 31-year history, augmented marketing funds with an innovative County-funded program, and increased membership enrollment by 3%. Our fiscal year began with a collaboration among the Tourist Development Council and our sister agencies in creating numerous out-of-county marketing campaigns, which were augmented by stimulus funds approved by the Board of County Commissioners with hopes to increase tourism. Over $470,000 was allocated to the Council for promotional activities and marketing grants to medium and large cultural organizations. We are very happy to report these efforts generated over 341,000

leads and helped hotel occupancy increase 10.4%, an upward trend that has continued. The Council has been working vigorously toward our upcoming move to Downtown Lake Worth. Relocating our headquarters to the Robert M. Montgomery Jr. Building, which was generously donated by the Montgomery Family, will provide so many more opportunities to our community including exhibits, programming and greatly enhanced artist services. As arts education opportunities for students continue to shrink, the Council’s Building Learning Communities through Arts and Culture (BLCTAC) grant program entered its second year of expanding integrated art programs in Palm Beach County Schools. Field trip funding for 130 students was augmented through revenues generated by the Muse Awards, and 12,000 copies of the Teacher’s Guide to Art and Culture were distributed to public, private, charter, home school students and afterschool programs. Through leadership, from our staff and our Board, we hope to serve in ways that result in measurable achievements for our cultural community, residents and future generations. If you have any questions or comments, please feel to call us at 561-471-2901 or visit,

Kind Regards,

Michael Bracci Chairman

Rena Blades President and CEO


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If you haven’t already seen the Palm Beach County Cultural Council’s future headquarters in Downtown Lake Worth, you are certain to be impressed when you walk through its doors for the first time. The Robert M. Montgomery Jr. Building − a beautiful art deco/streamline moderne building at 601 Lake Avenue – was generously donated to the Cultural Council by the Montgomery Family in early 2010. Moving to this former 1940s movie theater is one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by the Cultural Council. The search for our new headquarters was ongoing for two years until the auspicious day that the Montgomery family suggested a gift of the beautiful building in the heavily trafficked downtown core of Lake Worth, a spot that is also perfectly located in the center of the county. This 10,000+ square-foot facility represents a huge leap for the Council, which has occupied about 3,000



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square feet of rented office space in West Palm Beach for more than 25 years. The cost to operate the new building equals the Council’s rent. The expansion is overdue for the Council and for the cultural industry, which has grown exponentially over the last two decades. The needs have grown beyond the ability of the Council to function in its quiet, hidden little offices. The Council’s headquarters will be a community asset that will allow the Council to expand beyond its traditional role of managing grants from bed-tax revenue and marketing the county as a cultural destination. Its expanded scope will include more services to artists and cultural organizations through capacitybuilding training and exhibitions focused on the creative process, programs that will leverage activities already offered by Council members and expand audiences. When it is finished, the

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MISSION: The Palm Beach County Cultural Council, a community-based organization, enhances the quality of life by creating a cultural destination through support, education and promotion of arts and culture within Palm Beach County.

headquarters will boast Palm Beach County’s first Cultural Information Center, a “Uniquely Palm Beach” shop featuring professional county artists, meeting and training space, and galleries. It will be open to the community and serve as a center for arts and cultural advocacy. With the assistance of a $700,000 grant from the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency, building renovations are underway, with expected relocation taking place in late summer 2011. Private donors are also helping to raise the needed funds to complete the building renovations and maintain the building and programs in the future. To prepare for its exciting new home and the additional services that will be offered, the Council is conducting a thorough Strategic Planning process to help identify future challenges, build the resources needed to utilize the new headquarters to its

fullest and provide the financial planning essential to stability. Clearly, a part of the Council’s future will be expanded grant programs like the ones funded by PNC Bank ($200,000 for SmARTBiz, a capacity-building grant program), and Building Learning Communities, funded by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts and “State of the Arts” license plate sales. The needs of the cultural industry have far outgrown the county-funded grant programs, so augmenting current grant-making with private funds that are earmarked for specific grant purposes is necessary. The Cultural Council is experiencing a period of exciting growth that will propel the organization forward and produce positive results that will benefit the entire community. We look forward to expanding the Council’s reach and impact in the community.


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Te l l i n g O u r S t o r y

Festival of the Arts Boca

Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Even with reduced budgets and a financial downturn in 2010, internationally requested information about coming to Palm Beach the Palm Beach County Cultural Council was successful in achieving County. This effort worked to increase cultural audiences over the its objective of increasing national awareness of Palm Beach previous two years, helping cultural organizations to generate earned income and the County’s tourism economy to recover. This County as a cultural destination. Want to know where to go and what to do in Palm Beach was a great example of how the county’s expansive $209 million County? The Council has implemented strategies on building not-for-profit cultural industry can be leveraged to benefit Palm Beach County’s economy. audiences and marketing to tourists. Social media is a growing aspect of any comprehensive This year, 3.8 million people visited the county’s major cultural organizations, of which 34% were tourists. This attendance promotional program, and our job is to help cultural groups represented a healthy 12.1% increase over 2008, when the capitalize on these new media opportunities. The Council designed a promotion to increase the number of economic downturn began. What 3.8 million people visited the county’s major “fans” for more than 22 cultural a turnaround! How was this cultural organizations, of which 34% were tourists. organizations during the summer. Entitled accomplished? As the fiscal year began, the Cultural Council, and other Tourist The Cultural Treasure Hunt, this integrated marketing approach Development Council agencies, promoted the county in innovative involved multiple marketing channels and offered a number of and unique ways with “stimulus marketing funds” approved by the prizes. At the end of a three-week campaign, the Cultural Council Board of County Commissioners. The Council utilized an integrated and partners had secured more than 24,600 new “Fans,” with the marketing approach combining print, online and social media to average organization seeing a 33% increase in its fan base. draw cultural tourists and others to our destination and its cultural The Council’s Public Relations efforts generated more than 130 venues. For the first time, the Council placed five outdoor billboards million impressions in a number of local, regional and national on I-95, the Turnpike and in Miami. Travel packages were created by publications. This type of exposure builds on the brand of the cultural groups with 20 hotels across the county. At the conclusion Cultural Council, further solidifying Palm Beach County as Florida’s of the campaign, over 341,000 persons across the nation and Cultural Capital. Press releases covered a full slate of activities from



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Society of the Four Arts

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

“Palm Beach County has needed this kind of publication, and it reflects beautifully on all our artistic and cultural efforts. Thank you and your colleagues on a great job!” —Toni Wolf on art&culture magazine the Culture & Cocktails series, arts education and the Muse Awards to political editorials and cultural destination pieces − providing ample opportunity for press coverage. The Council generated more than 150 articles during the year. We did it again! The Cultural Council’s magazine, art&culture, received two Charlie Awards from the Florida Magazine Association. Competing with more than 600 entries, art&culture won a Bronze Award for “Best Overall Design” and a Bronze Award for “Best Illustration” for its Burt Reynolds cover. In five years, the magazine has been honored with seven Charlie Awards. The Council offers many ways for visitors to stay informed about what is going on in the county, before, during and after their stay. Cultural Capital, the Council’s weekly television show, broadcast its seventh season of shows highlighting Palm Beach County’s premier destinations and events. This award-winning program is seen on Comcast Channel 20. Arts and Attractions Alive!, a weekly radio show sponsored by the Council on WXEL 90.7FM, hosted more than 100 cultural organizations and individuals throughout the year. Based on its popularity, the show was expanded to one hour and re-titled South Florida Arts View to reflect its programming and reach. Over 35,000 visitors and residents used the Council’s website for information on the latest cultural events. Hotel visitors learned

what was available around the county by seeing us in Where Guestbook and TravelHost magazines in their rooms and over 45,000 Council Calendars were placed in hotels, car rental agencies and Palm Beach International Airport. Marketing the cultural industry of Palm Beach County means increasing the visibility of the destination, building audiences, and helping all its partners grow. For these reasons and more, the Council works collaboratively to position the county nationally as Florida’s Cultural Capital − and this year approval was received for the trademark to prove it!


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Making the Case

1916 County Court House

Another exceptionally important aspect of the Cultural Council’s role as the local arts agency is its advocacy efforts. Throughout the year, the Council interacts with elected officials and others in order to make the case for government funding for arts and culture, and to promote culture-friendly policies. The Council’s advocacy work starts in Palm Beach County and extends to the state and federal levels. With an annual economic impact greater than $209 million, and more than 4,800 jobs, the notfor-profit cultural industry is an important segment of the county. When added to other arts-related for-profit companies, the impact grows to more than 15,370 jobs in 4,566 businesses. So it is important that the Cultural Council coordinate and focus the many voices of the cultural industry to be heard by our elected officials and community leaders. During 2010, cultural advocacy voices were focused and used



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tactics including office visits, meetings, emails, letters, editorials and attendance at local budget workshops. Despite these efforts, after 10 consecutive years of supporting small and emerging cultural organizations, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners eliminated the funding for this key grant group. However, because of highly effective presentations made by the Council and other cultural groups, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office provided the Council with $200,000 to support these organizations. This confirmed the fact that “art and culture are part of the solution” to a number of county and state issues, including juvenile crime. The dire financial and budget situation at the state level also hampered the ability of the arts and cultural industry to garner support and investment. The Council met both at home and in Tallahassee with members of the Palm Beach County Legislative


Bill Nix, Commissioner Shelley Vana, Rena Blades

“The Palm Beach County Cultural Council does such a great job keeping the entire area aware and focused on the vibrant cultural community we have here and the important and positive role our arts groups play in the economy of our community. The Council is a very effective advocate and encourages everyone – from patrons to politicians – to appreciate and support our Palm Beach County arts organizations.” — Judith A. Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer, Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Delegation. After success in previous years of restoring the being added to the NEA and NEH budgets for FY10. To help solidify the cultural industry’s voice and make sure Division of Cultural Affairs’ budget and grants, 2010 represented the lowest investment level ever by the state. The total Palm Beach County is engaged in the grant and policy-making processes, the Council continues to investment for grants in FY06 was $34 million; Arts Funding of $950,000 from the state work with the South Florida Cultural in 2010 it was $950,000, placing Florida 49th in of Florida ranks 49th in the country Consortium on regional economic the nation in per capita funding. Palm Beach County was allocated $150,000 for just six organizations development and advocacy efforts. Council staff members also serve on the boards of the Florida Cultural Alliance and South including the Cultural Council. At the national level, the Council was one of five delegates to Arts, a consortium of all nine southern states focused on arts participate in Americans for the Arts’ Advocacy Day in education, economic development and creative industry research. Americans for the Arts selected the Council to participate in Washington D.C. Led by the Florida Cultural Alliance (FCA), the delegation visited over 12 Congressmen and Senators. Their “ask” the first-ever national Local Arts Index study and the Arts & was for support of Arts in Education, the National Endowment for Economic Prosperity Study IV. Both studies will culminate in 2012 the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities and will measure the breadth and impact of the cultural industry (NEH). This time there was success, with a combined $12.6 million in Palm Beach County.


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Supporting… Learning… Enjoying

Burt Reynolds, Tina and Larry Langer

Deirdre Sykes Shapiro, Loretta Grantham

Roger Hess, Vicki Halmos, Andrew Kato

The Cultural Council is steadfastly committed to reaching the entire community throughout Palm Beach County’s expanses and incredible diversity. The Services and Membership Department provides the cultural industry, artists and the general public with programming, technical assistance and professional development that help to build a stronger, more unified cultural community that stimulates our economy and improves the quality of our lives. The Cultural Council’s family of supporters includes a membership of over 500 individuals, businesses and not-for-profit cultural organizations. In fiscal year 2010, membership rolls grew by 3% and support increased by 8.5%. Annual member gifts provide vital support for the development and continuation of the Council’s programs and services. Member benefits and events bring people together and inspire greater appreciation for Palm Beach County’s arts and cultural community. The Cultural Council and 14 of Palm Beach County’s cultural institutions hosted the Sixth Annual Young Friends “Sneak Peek” Season Soiree in October at the Harriet Himmel Theater



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at CityPlace. This bash exposed young professionals to membership departments, programming schedules and volunteer opportunities with the participating organizations. The fifth season of the Culture & Cocktails lecture series was held November through April at Café Boulud in Palm Beach. More than 500 members and guests attended six programs to hear conversations with professional artists, contemporary art curators and collectors, as well as one-on-one interviews with film star Burt Reynolds and author Brad Meltzer. Culture & Cocktails serves as both a membership benefit at the $175 level and a platform for the Council to promote individuals and organizations that represent Palm Beach County’s cultural community. The Cultural Council held its prestigious Muse Awards gala in February and honored eight individuals and organizations for outstanding contributions to arts and culture in Palm Beach County. Muse Awards were presented to the Educational Gallery Group, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, Jeffrey Fessler, Beth Clark, Helen

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Street Beat

“For us and for many others, The Cultural Council is our connection to culture in Palm Beach County and beyond. More importantly, it supports the arts in so many ways. Palm Beach County would not be the same without it.” — Mary Ann Seidman (Cultural Council member since 2007)

The Cultural Council holds monthly “lunch and learn” Persson, the Society of the Four Arts and the Loxahatchee River Historical Society. Jean Sharf and Irene Karp chaired the gala, meetings for the executive leadership of Palm Beach County which featured a spectacular awards show produced by Andrew cultural organizations. Cultural Executives Committee (CEC) Kato. Proceeds from the event benefited the Council’s art and members attended presentations by industry leaders on electronic marketing, fundraising and strategic planning. Over 100 members cultural education programs. The Yuppie Auction and Dinner Party was held in April to generate from the Cultural Executives and Cultural Education Committees attended a special joint meeting to hear momentum for a future Design Forward event. The Cultural Council’s family of supporters from Palm Beach County School District Chairs Hilary Jordan and Dack Patriarca created includes a membership of over officials. The final meeting of the season Design Forward to promote awareness of design in 500 individuals, businesses and not-for-profit cultural organizations. was a State of the Arts Address with Palm Beach County. Some truly imaginative and Rena Blades, Cultural Council President distinctive items were developed for seven uberyuppie auction packages that raised over $8,500. Proceeds benefited and CEO, and Sherron Long, the Florida Cultural Alliance President, who reported on the State of Florida legislature and the Cultural Council’s art and cultural education programs. The annual Member Meeting and Reception was held in May at the future of cultural funding in Florida. To receive a subscription to art&culture magazine, the the Robert M. Montgomery Jr. Building in Lake Worth. More than 125 members and supporters expressed excitement and optimism over CultureCard member discount card and other valuable benefits, visit the Council’s new home as they explored the building and viewed the the membership section of our website at www.palmbeach Dreyfoos School of the Arts senior visual arts student exhibition. or call our membership department at 561-472-3330.


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Inspiring Children Through Art and Culture

Plumosa Elementary School students on a field trip to Resource Depot

The audiences of tomorrow – as well as the artists and performers who will enthrall and inspire them – are in our community’s classrooms today. It is the role of the Cultural Council’s Department of Arts and Cultural Education to work with arts educators to convene, advocate and educate in order to ensure that arts and culture are in every child’s life. An art exhibit, Changing Face of the Everglades, created by K-12 students was organized by the Cultural Council and featured 25 pieces selected from 160 submissions. The exhibit debuted at the Everglades Coalition’s (EVCO) 25th Annual Conference at PGA National Resort and Spa. It traveled to community organizations throughout the county and helped the artists and other students learn about the Everglades. Later, Congressman Ron Klein showcased the exhibit during America’s Everglades Summit at the Florida House on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Council initiated a new service by organizing the ACTS (Art and Culture of Teaching Science) Committee, which is composed of not for profit science-based organizations. Approximately 40



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members attend meetings regularly to bring arts integration through science to elementary public schools in the western community of Belle Glade. The Council compiled and distributed 12,000 copies of its Teacher’s Guide to Art and Culture in Palm Beach County, 5th Edition to public, private, charter, home school students and afterschool programs. The guide contains vital information about art education programs at 64 not-for-profit cultural organizations. Many programs are free or low-cost and are available through curriculumbased field trips or in-school presentations. Special thanks to the generosity of the Office Depot Foundation for printing the guide. The Council showcased 12 cultural organizations and their programs to over 500 teachers at the Sixth Annual Language & Culture Conference, produced by the Department of Multicultural Education in the School District of Palm Beach County. The organizations attending the conference introduced teachers to many rich resources such as community outreach, lesson plans and field trips.


Todd LaVogue, 6th grade social studies teacher

Artist: Kelly Baez, Wellington Christian School, 11th Grade

“Thank you for making this possible. I’m leaving here today filled with renewed enthusiasm.” —Teacher comment following a Building Learning Communities through Arts and Culture grant project workshop

The Palm Beach County Library System worked with the The Council’s Education Department continued research and collaboration for a Teaching Artists Certification among the five Cultural Council to celebrate year 2 of the Library Adventure counties (Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin) Museum Pass (LAMP), which cross-promotes Palm Beach County of the South Florida Cultural Consortium. This project will help libraries and museums. A total of 15 museums and 17 county ensure quality arts education and increase employment libraries were in the program. Over 4,100 passes were issued for students and families to experience museums in opportunities to teaching artists. The 11-member Arts Education Advisory 12,000 Teacher’s Guides were the county. This was a 33% increase over 2009. distributed to educators Funding generated by the Muse Awards Committee, co-chaired by Irene Karp and Jean enabled 130 students from Palmetto and Sharf, assists with the Council’s Strategic Plan and fundraising for arts education. The committee consists of Council Plumosa Elementary to take cultural field trips to the Flagler board members, business leaders, school district officials and arts Museum and Resource Depot. Field trips are becoming educators. The fifth annual Summer Cultural Guide provided an increasingly rare in the face of the tight school district budget, and online resource to summer cultural activities for youth at 61 yet teachers and students advocate – and studies indicate − that organizations. To promote the guide, 21 locations offered field trips are a key component of school instruction. They enrich scholarships and membership prizes totaling $6,975. This and expand the curriculum, strengthen observation skills by collaboration, organized and marketed by the Cultural Council, immersing children in sensory activities, increase children’s introduces parents to the arts and cultural organizations in Palm knowledge in a particular subject area and expand children’s awareness of their own community. Beach County and assists children in attending summer camps.


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Statement of Activities 2010
















Revenues and Other Support Grants PBC Category B Grant Program PBC Category CI & CII Grant State of FL License Plate TDC Contract Revenue State of FL DCA Other Support Board Annual Contributions Membership Foundations Sponsorships/Contributions Charitable Trust






Investment Income



Other Income



In Kind Program Support Total Revenues and Other Support





Expense Grant Distribution






For fiscal year 2010, the




Cultural Council’s net assets




were $3,173,313 reflecting an




increase of 51% over the prior




year, due to the generous do-




nation of the Robert M. Mont-








In Kind Expenses Total Expense

gomery Jr. Building, which will be the Cultural Council’s future headquarters. The Cultural Council has no long-term debt and an un-

Increase(decrease) in net assets



tapped line of credit. As in prior years, the Cul-

*includes new building expenses

tural Council received a clean and unqualified audit opinion from the newly engaged audit firm, Holyfield & Thomas.

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Statement of Financial Position 2010


ASSETS Current Assets: Cash and cash equivalents













Total Current Assets

Prepaid expenses $


$ 741,063

Long-term investments

$ 1,207,000

$ 1,207,000





Note Receivable Furniture and equipment, net Montgomery Building


Total Assets


$ 3,291,532




LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Current Liabilities: Accounts payable

— 67,156


Grants payable



Deferred revenue



Total Current Liabilities



$ 130,549




Total Liabilities and Net Assets



2010 Expense

2010 Revenue




Personnel Admin

23% 43%


53% 2% 7%



Accrued expenses

14% Grant Revenue TDC Contract Revenue Dues & Memberships Foundations, Gifts, Other In-Kind


7% .4%


Marketing Grant Distribution Advocacy Education Grants Management Service EducationService Marketing/Development Administration Personnel Advocacy In Kind Grant mana


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Serving a Need In one of its most visible roles, the Cultural Council has – since 1984 − administered grants on behalf of the County to incubate small and emerging cultural organizations, cultivate and expand mid-sized organizations and promote major organizations onto a larger and more visible stage. In the past year, the Grants Department administered eight grant programs that provided $2,055,500 in essential support for cultural organizations and individual artists. Funding sources for these programs included a blend of county bed tax revenue, ad valorem dollars and private donations. While managing three county-funded programs, the Tourist Development Fund for Major Institutions, the Tourist Development Fund for Mid-Sized Institutions and the Cultural Development Fund for Small and Emerging Organizations, the Grants Department also implemented a second year of an arts integration program called Building Learning Communities Through Arts and Culture. Furthermore, the grants team facilitated individual artists’ awards in the Hector Ubertalli grant and the South Florida Cultural Consortium’s Fellowship.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

C o u n t y - Fu n d e d Pro g ra m s In 2010, 71 grantee organizations served audiences of 3.8 million people with rich and diverse cultural experiences and, combined, generated over $42 million in revenue. Despite the weakened economy, cultural organizations proved that arts and culture are vitally important to the economic health of our community. The Tourist Development Fund for Major Cultural Institutions has a significant impact on cultural organizations’ ability to produce culturally outstanding exhibits, performances and events. In 2010, 20 major cultural organizations drew in over 2.9 million people and generated almost $39 million in revenue. These cultural organizations also filled 13,536 hotel room nights, and more than



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230,000 people staying in hotel rooms attended a cultural activity. Key accomplishments from major cultural institutions include Florida Atlantic University Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters’ new Living Room Theatres, the Palm Beach Zoo’s Koala Forest Exhibit, and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s audition of nonequity children for roles in both Academy and The Sound of Music. With marketing and promotions efforts expanding to online technology, major cultural institutions reported advancements in their strategies to reach new and larger audiences. The Palm Beach Opera created an iPhone app to reach a younger demographic. The Boca Raton Museum of Art had 8,540 online visitors to its new temporary virtual exhibition. And all of these major cultural organizations have a presence on Facebook, with SunFest leading the pack with an impressive 17,000+ fans. These innovative programs and marketing successes are demonstrative of the overall cultural excellence of these major cultural institutions. The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts broke box office records − capping sales at $1,260,453 in a single week for Jersey Boys − and the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens received the Providencia Award from the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau for its positive impact on local tourism. The Tourist Development Fund for Mid-Sized Institutions provided funding to twelve mid-sized cultural organizations that recorded 307,397 visitors and generated $3.4 million in revenue. These organizations accounted for 1,331 hotel room nights. New programming strategies were implemented by these organizations to attract not just more audience members but more diverse audiences. The Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach State College offered the Classic Albums LIVE series to appeal to younger audiences. Lynn University, Conservatory of Music opened the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center to feature major conservatory performances. The Lake Worth Playhouse expanded its “Dinner and a Show” program by partnering with trendy area restaurants. All mid-sized organizations expanded their marketing efforts using online technology and social media. The Historical Society of Palm Beach County launched its new website Palm Beach County History On-Line. The Lighthouse ArtCenter printed and distributed 15,000 rack cards promoting itself as the “Northern Palm Beaches Art Destination.” The Palm Beach International Film Festival partnered with to reach audiences around the world. Palm Beach Dramaworks was reviewed for the third time by The Wall Street Journal, which described it as an organization worthy of foundation support in addition to its artistic excellence.


The Cultural Development Fund for Small and Emerging Some 75 students learned about Mesopotamia through Organizations awarded grants to 37 groups through county ad papermaking, print making, creating exhibits and even rap music valorem dollars. These organizations served a total of 195,124 (see the video: One teacher reported that students in his artsindividuals, of which 50,221 were children Cultural organizations filled 13,536 integrated social studies class achieved an A and youth. hotel room nights, and more than average versus his non-arts-integrated social Small and Emerging Cultural 230,000 people staying in hotel rooms studies students, who achieved a B average. Organizations may not draw in the biggest attended a cultural activity. When asked what made them most proud crowds or raise the most revenue, but they have a major impact on children and youth at the grassroots level. about their project, one student responded, “Our group, because ArtStart, through one of its outreach programs, inspired kids to the project came out to be a great success.” write, illustrate and publish a children’s book called The Lost Puppy. The Artists Showcase of the Palm Beaches partnered with H e c t o r U b e r t a l l i A w a r d f o r Vi s u a l A r t i s t s PGA National Resort and Spa to hold two separate exhibits Dianne Arrieta won the Hector Ubertalli Award for Visual featuring student art. And the Street Painting Festival in Lake Artists and was awarded $2,500 for her visual art work. She creates Worth, through its youth outreach programs, drew 19,980 socially conscious art that is related to current events and societal youngsters to participate in and experience the annual event. issues. See her art at:

B u i l d i n g Le a r n i n g C o m m u n i t i e s T h ro u g h A r t s a n d C u l t u re

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The Council’s newest grant initiative expanded and advanced outcome-driven arts and cultural integration programs. Grants totaling $35,000 were awarded to three organizations, enabling them to partner with sixth grade social studies classes at a Title I school and a teaching artist to deliver integrated arts programs. The recipients were Resource Depot ($17,500), Palm Beach Atlantic University ($8,750) and Young Singers of the Palm Beaches ($8,750). Each team received Council-produced training, worked diligently to accomplish their goals and generated exceptional results. Palm Beach Atlantic University, a second year grantee, continued to teach social studies through movement and dance at Conniston Middle School. As 375 students learned topography, landforms, climate and migration through movement and dance, they were more engaged and more enthusiastic about social studies − even though dance initially intimidated them. Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, also a second year grantee, worked with its teaching artist and two Carver Middle School teachers using music and chorale instructions. According to the cultural organization, the most significant impact was the learning that took place among Haitian students who had moved to South Florida as a result of the earthquake. Through arts-integrated education, these students quickly assimilated into the classroom as a result of music and song being used to teach social studies. Resource Depot, a new grantee, partnered with two Roosevelt Middle School social studies teachers and a visual teaching artist.

Sibel Kocabasi was the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship recipient for Palm Beach County. This Lake Worth artist was awarded a $15,000 fellowship for her visual art work. Born in Turkey, she received her B.F.A in Turkish traditional arts from Marmara University of Fine Arts in Istanbul and her M.F.A in painting from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Kocabasi has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. See her art at:

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2010 Palm Beach County Cultural Council Grants Florida Stage, Inc. $83,392 Florida Stage is the largest organization in the National New Play Network (NNPN) and the Southeast’s largest company producing exclusively new and developing works.

Boca Raton Museum of Art

Cultural Tourism Development Fund: Major Institutions (Category B) – is administered with the Tourist Development Council and funded by the Palm Beach County bed tax. It supports programs that attract visitors and satisfy residents; 20 organizations were awarded $1,564,000. Armory Art Center, Inc. $63,091 The Armory is a visual arts education and exhibition center providing opportunities for individual growth, self expression and increased awareness and appreciation of the arts. Boca Raton Historical Society, Inc. $59,263 The Society collects, preserves and presents artifacts relating to Boca Raton history and maintains a visible role in education and advocacy of historic preservation in our community. Boca Raton Museum of Art, Inc. $101,202 The Museum’s mission is to enhance the appreciation and understanding of visual arts by enriching lives of visitors and residents. Caldwell Theatre Company, Inc. $54,962 The Caldwell Theatre Company creates new works, produces contemporary works by national playwrights, encourages new playwrights and provides educational series. Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park, Inc. $68,675 The Centre for the Arts is dedicated to creating a cultural heart in south Palm Beach County and presents the annual Festival of the Arts Boca, which features classical music, jazz and literature. FAU Foundation, Inc. Dorothy Schmidt College of Arts & Letters $53,810 The College’s mission includes community outreach, contributing to the intellectual and creative enrichment of Palm Beach County through music, theatre, visual arts, films, lectures and symposia at no or modest costs.



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Henry Morrison Flagler Museum $88,297 The Flagler Museum, a National Historic Landmark, is a nationally accredited museum that interprets the Whitehall estate through guided tours, permanent exhibits, ongoing conservation work and award-winning printed materials. The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. $104,711 As a presenter, the Kravis Center has set the standard for excellence in the region, enabling Palm Beach County to become an integral part of the routing of major attractions and artists in the southeastern United States. Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Inc. $51,285 The Marinelife Center promotes conservation of Florida’s coastal ecosystem through education, research and rehabilitation with an emphasis on sea turtles. Maltz Jupiter Theater, Inc. $100,069 The Theatre is a state-of-the-art premier regional theatre whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire our community. The Morikami, Inc. $70,034 The only museum in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to Japanese humanities, the Morikami offers the Japanese Gardens and Bonsai Collection in addition to several exhibits and festivals. Norton Museum of Art $107,994 The Norton Museum of Art is internationally known for its distinguished permanent collection featuring European, American and Chinese art as well as contemporary art and photography. Old School Square, Inc. $68,072 Old School Square is a multi-use facility that features more than 66 events between its Cornell Museum, Crest Theatre and outdoor pavilion programs. Palm Beach Opera, Inc. $85,656 The Palm Beach Opera features a four-opera season with international artist and superior quality productions, a Gala performance and the Annual Vocal Competition.


Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Inc. $64,336 The Photographic Centre presents year-round exhibitions in its museum gallery, 25 master photography workshops, 75 digital imaging computer workshops, and year-round community education programs.

Northern Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (ArtiGras) $15,399 This premier fine arts show draws over 150,000 visitors over a three-day period and showcases the work of 300 national, regional, and local artists.

Palm Beach Pops, Inc. $82,260 In 2010, the Pops presented 36 concerts celebrating some of the American Songbook’s best composers to an estimated 60,000 visitors, of which 16,000 were out-of-town guests.

Boca Ballet Theatre Company $15,266 Boca Ballet is among the ten largest dance companies in Florida and one of the most respected civic ballet companies in the nation.

The Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc. $103,239 The Palm Beach Zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and has been named one of the “Top Ten Zoos in the USA” by Trip Advisor. South Florida Science Museum, Inc. $66,864 The Science Museum excites curiosity and furthers the understanding and appreciation of science and technology. SunFest of Palm Beach County, Inc. $86,788 Florida’s largest music, art and waterfront festival annually attracts more than 250,000 visitors. TOTAL

$ 1,564,000

Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia, Inc. $ 12,064 In 2010, the Symphonia presented the five-concert Connoisseur Series in the Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew’s School. Palm Beach State College/ Dolly Hand Cultural Art Center $15,333 Celebrating its 28th presenting season, the Center features a wide variety of cultural programming that includes a focus on diversification and affordability. Palm Beach State College/Duncan Theatre $15,399 The 2010 Theatre Professional and Guest Artist Series was designed to serve a broad base of constituents by offering quality live performing arts experiences and to engage diverse members of the community in extended arts education. Expanding and Preserving Our Cultural Heritage, Inc. $15,199 EPOCH presents the annual Living Heritage Festival by the Renaissance Park Tradition Bearers, who recapture the way southern rural African-Americans lived in the early 20th century. Friends of Mounts Botanical Gardens, Inc. $14,689 Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest public garden, Mounts displays tropical and subtropical plants from around the world and hosts a number of special events for residents and visitors.

Cultural Development Fund: Mid-Size Institutions (Category CII) – is administered with the Tourist Development Council and funded by the Palm Beach County bed tax. It supports programs that attract visitors and satisfy residents; 14 organizations were awarded $210,000.

Historical Society of Palm Beach County $15,333 The society provides cultural exhibits, in-school outreach, group and student tours, museum programming, lectures and themed special events. Lake Worth Playhouse, Inc. $15,065 The Playhouse produces a full season of plays, musicals, and other activities on the stage of its historic facility in downtown Lake Worth.


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2010 Palm Beach County Cultural Council Grants Aequalis, Inc. d/b/a The Core Ensemble $9,685 The Harvest of Voices project provides culturally isolated children in Palm Beach County an opportunity to experience creative expression through artistic nourishment and enrichment. Alzheimer’s Community Care, Inc. $6,650 The Music Therapy Program engages patients and their families in creating an original, recorded song about the patient’s life.

Jupiter Inliet Lighthouse

Arthur R. Marshall Foundation $9,038 The Foundation’s education team visits participating schools and presents students with information on cypress tree ecology, the importance of stewardship to Florida’s remaining wetlands and nature photography.

Lighthouse ArtCenter, Inc. $15,031 The ArtCenter provides a bridge to the visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions, cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities.

Artists Showcase of the Palm Beaches, Inc. $9,426 The Showcase promotes the works and professional growth of living, emerging artists of African-American, Caribbean-American, Hispanic-American and other ethnic origins.

Loxahatchee River Historical Society, Inc. $15,266 Programs include guided tours of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, the Museum and exhibits. Lynn University, Inc. Conservatory of Music $15,366 Lynn University presents more than 60 concerts through its Conservatory of Music, reaching more than 23,000 adults, youths and visitors. Palm Beach Dramaworks, Inc. $15,358 This award-winning theatre has seen tremendous growth in its short seven-year history of producing seldom-seen and timeless works that engage South Florida audiences. Palm Beach International Film Festival Inc. $15,232 The Palm Beach International Film Festival celebrates the art of independent film and fosters the education of future filmmakers. TOTAL


Cultural Development Fund, Small and Emerging Organizations (Category CI) – Administered with the Tourist Development Council and funded by general county operating revenue of Palm Beach County. It supports the cultural projects of community-based organizations serving children and/or multicultural participants; 37 organizations were awarded $262,000. 18


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ArtStart, Inc. $2,905 ArtStart’s Masterworks Birthday Series combines art history with hands-on individual and group art activities for children in the Latin American Immigrant and Refugee Organization (LAIRO) afterschool enrichment program. Audubon Society of the Everglades, Inc. $6,133 The Everglades Day Festival is an annual, family-friendly, free event that expands the understanding and appreciation of the Everglades system and the Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge. Boca Raton Community Chorus, Inc. d/b/a The Boca Raton Singers $5,932 The Chorus performs two major concerts annually that attract audiences of all ages and its ambassador group, The Boca RaTones, performs at numerous community clubhouses, bringing culture and entertainment to the elderly. Boynton Cultural Centre, Inc. d/b/a/ Schoolhouse Children’s Museum $9,404 The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum provides educational programs, historical displays and interactive exhibits that speak to the richness and diversity of Florida heritage. Caribbean American for Community Involvement in Florida, Inc. $5,716 This multicultural organization promotes events that provide opportunities for all citizens (students, adults and seniors) of multicultural and ethnic backgrounds.


Center for Creative Education, Inc. $9,944 Project LEAP (Learning Enhanced through Arts Partnerships) aims to raise student academic achievement by involving students in learning activities that encourage solving academic problems with hands-on experiences. The Children’s Museum, Inc.


FACES: Celebrating Florida Culture through the Arts continues in its ninth year to provide cultural exchanges with Palm Beach County residents and visitors. Delray Beach Chorale, Inc.


The company presents choral masterworks from the renaissance, baroque, classic, romantic and contemporary music eras enhanced by a professional orchestra and special soloists. Delta Heritage Foundation, Inc.


The group provides ongoing opportunities for youth, adults and senior citizens of various ethnic backgrounds, particularly those from historically underserved populations, to participate in cultural

Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beaches, Inc. $3,066 The Masterworks Chorus presented its 31st annual Messiah SingAlong. The Chorus presents choral repertoire to its members and the public with concerts at several venues in Palm Beach County. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coordinating Committee of WPB, Inc. $6,277 The committee coordinates various activities to celebrate Dr. King’s work and birthday including, but not limited to the “I Have A Dream” Health & Safety Fair, Gospelfest, Peace Camp and the MLK Scholarship Awards Breakfast. New Hope Charities, Inc. $2,572 This community-based organization initiated an innovative annual Cultural Arts Program to educate multicultural populations in rural communities. Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival, Inc. $6,254 The Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival performs a four-week festival during July and is dedicated to educating and training children in how to rehearse and perform chamber music.

activities that promote awareness of the arts and diverse cultures in the community.

productions as well as several other shorter works in 2010.

Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition, Inc. $10,062 The Read Together Palm Beach County campaign encourages residents of diverse ethnic, social, educational and economic backgrounds to read and openly discuss the same book over the same period of time.

For the Children, Inc. $6,111 Funds were used to support the enrichment program targeting the educational, social and recreational needs of underserved children living in Lake Worth.

Palm Beach Poetry Festival, Inc. $9,771 This annual festival features some of America’s finest poets and provides a nationally recognized learning opportunity for poets and a life-enriching series of cultural events for visitors and residents.

Hispano-Latino Cultural Alliance, Inc. $5,572 The Cultural Alliance presents its Cinco de Mayo Festival at Old School Square in Delray Beach and showcases the Hispano-Latino community’s cultural heritage.

Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, Inc. $6,349 The Festival’s annual Shakespeare by the Sea productions take place in the summer months and provide an opportunity to see a professional play at no cost.

Florida Classical Ballet Theatre, Inc.


The ballet presented The Nutcracker as one of three major

Inspirit, Inc. $6,600 Services include coordinating music and other live entertainment for individuals who either reside in an institution or are attending some type of day program. Milagro Foundation, Inc. $9,339 Funds support the Milagro STARS (Standing Together to Achieving Recognition and Success) program, a multifaceted after-school and summer cultural arts program for underserved children.

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2010 Palm Beach County Cultural Council Grants that educates the public about Delray Beach’s coastal/marine ecosystem and natural history. VSA arts of Florida Inc. - PBC $9,491 VSA arts provides educational opportunities through the arts for people with disabilities by offering ongoing programs, special events and resource referral services.

Palm Beach Zoo

Philippine American Society, Inc. $5,968 The Society was formed in 1999 to promote coalition and collaboration among Filipino Americans and other nationalities, locally and nationally. Pine Jog Environmental Education Center / FAU Board of Trustees $9,793 The School Yard Science program enhances learning in language arts, science, social studies, and other basic content areas through the use of environmental themes. Resource Depot, Inc. $6,111 The organization offers on-site and off-site arts education workshops to teachers, parents, and children on how reused material can create works of art. Street Beat, Inc. $10,008 Street Beat is an arts-based, out-of-school program for all schoolage youth living in South Bay and the surrounding area. Street Painting Festival, Inc. $9,739 Street painters transform the streets of Lake Worth into a temporary art gallery that attracts more than 100,000 people to this annual two-day festival in February. Swing & Jazz Preservation Society of Florida, Inc. $5,824 The Society was established to preserve and nurture swing and jazz music by introducing it to young musicians in middle and high schools. The Children’s Coalition, Inc. $3,146 The Coalition provides photography, computer and technological experience to inner-city children who have a history of criminal behavior/adjudication in the criminal justice system.

Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, Inc. $9,728 Young Singers offers a choral music education program to all children of Palm Beach County in grades 3 through 12 without regard to cultural, racial, educational, religious or economic background. Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County, Inc. $9,512 The Youth Orchestra, in cooperation with the School District of Palm Beach County, provides instrument and string specialists to help reintroduce string instrument programs in the public schools. TOTAL


Building Learning Communities Through Arts and Culture is funded by ‘State of the Arts’ license plate revenue and private donations Palm Beach Atlantic University, Dance Department $8,750 PBAU’s Dance Department partnered with Conniston Middle School to teach topography and other social studies concepts through movement and dance. Young Singers of the Palm Beaches $8,750 YSPB worked with Carver Middle School to teach social studies through music and chorus. Resource Depot $17,500 Resource Depot partnered with Roosevelt Middle School to deliver social studies lessons through visual art. The students made a hip hop video demonstrating what they learned about Ancient Mesopotamia. TOTAL


The Children’s Place at Homesafe, Inc. $5,033 The organization implemented Arts Away, an artist-in-residence program designed for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.

South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship: This annual award is given through a five-county partnership. The Palm Beach County Fellowship is funded by private donations generated by the Cultural Council.

The Friends of Sandoway House Nature Center, Inc. $6,061 The Sandoway House Nature Center is an environmental center

Sibel Kocabasi $15,000 Ms. Kocabasi was recognized for her outstanding visual art work.



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Donor Recognition

Mr. and Mrs. Berton E. Korman

Although the economy continued to present challenges to the cultural industry, the Council was able to focus on its mission and invest in initiatives that have a lasting impact in our County and throughout the region thanks to our donors. We thankfully acknowledge the following donors who have contributed at least $50 in the fiscal year of October 2009 through September 2010. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander W. Dreyfoos

“Arts and culture are a major economic engine in Palm Beach County. They are a plus factor for businesses looking to relocate here as well as providing new employment opportunities. The Cultural Council helps build tourism both in numbers and quality of experience, which enhances the quality of life for all.” —Berton E. Korman $ 1 M o r m o re

Office Depot

Montgomery Family

Mr. and Mrs. Dom A. Telesco

Tourist Development Council, Palm Beach County

Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Craig D. Grant

Northern Trust Bank of Florida, N.A.

Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

The Palm Beach Post


PNC Bank PNC Foundation

The Peter and Vicki Halmos Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Katz

$500,000 - $999,999

$ 10 , 0 0 0 - $ 1 9 , 9 9 9

Mr. and Mrs. Frederic A. Sharf

Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency

Mr. Michael J. Bracci

Telesco Family Foundation

$ 10 0 K - $ 4 9 9 , 9 9 9 Palm Beach County

Mrs. Cecile Draime Mr. Timothy A. Eaton Mr. and Mrs. Herbert S. Hoffman

$20,000 $99,999

Jasteka Foundation Inc.

Estate of Nancy Grayson

Mr. and Mrs. Berton E. Korman

Mr. and Mrs. James Karp

Ms. Jo Anne Moeller

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Maltz

Mr. Geoffrey H. Neuhoff

Wells Fargo Private Bank

$5,000 - $9,999

The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation Mrs. Sydelle Meyer

Bank of America

Palm Beach Show Group

Mr. Howard Bregman Mr. and Mrs. Robert Butler Mr. Christopher D. Caneles Mr. and Mrs. Alexander W. Dreyfoos


Raymond E. Kramer III, Esq.

Mr. Dana T. Pickard The Scripps Research Institute Michael D. Simon, Esq. Mrs. Kelly Sobolewski

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We Thank You For Your Suppor t $1,000 - $4,999

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Vecellio Jr.

Mrs. Herme de Wyman Miro

Armory Art Center

Young Singers of the Palm Beaches

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nitabach

Ms. Sophia Banks Mr. and Mrs. Ted Baum

$500 - $999

Mr. Jeffrey E. Berman

1st United Bank

Mr. and Mrs. John Blades

Ms. Debby M. Oxley Palm Beach County Film & Television Institute Palm Beach State College Duncan Theatre

Boca Raton Historical Society

Dr. Stan and Marcie Gorman Althof

Boca Raton Museum of Art

Dale and Doug Anderson

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Payson

The Breakers Palm Beach

Mr. Loy Anderson

Dr. and Mrs. Carter Pottash

Business Development Board

Ms. Cynthia Angelos

Mr. and Mrs. John K. Castle

Boca Ballet Theatre

Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach

Palm Beach Zoo

The Colony Hotel

Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Neuhoff

Center for Creative Education

Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Puder

The Community Foundation of Louisville

Loxahatchee River Historical Society

Mr. Barclay Coleman and Dr. Ava Coleman

Richters of Palm Beach

Mrs. Edith R. Dixon

Lynn University

Ms. Debby Coles-Dobay

Mr. Gary Schweikhart

Mr. and Mrs. George T. Elmore

Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Mr. Gus Davis

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Seidman

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Farber

Mr. and Mrs. Randolph A. Marks

Mr. Robert DeForest

Ms. Muriel Siebert

Dr. Richard P. D’Elia

Society of the Four Arts

Mr. and Mrs. Mark B. Elhilow

Ora Sorensen Gallery

Event Bright

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Soter

Mrs. Marjorie Fisher Mrs. Shirley Fiterman Florida Power & Light Company

Ms. Jane Mitchell Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rodusky

Ms. Jane Napier

Florida Atlantic University Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

Mr. Douglas E.J. Fredricks

Ms. Suzanne Niedland and Mr. Lawrence F. DeGeorge

The Randolph A. Frank Prize for the Performing Arts

Mr. and Mrs. Mason Walsh

Mr. J. Arthur Goldberg

Norton Museum of Art

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Graziotto

Sheryl G. Wood Esq.

Old School Square Cultural Arts Center

Jennifer Garrigues, Inc. Interior Design

Mr. and Mrs. Homer J. Hand

Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Florida Stage Frank Crystal & Company

Harris Private Bank

Mr. Tommy Morrison

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Gonzalez AIA Ms. Roe Green

Ms. Brenda Neubauer Straus Mrs. Phyllis Tick Mr. and Mrs. Brian K. Waxman

$50 - $499 Ms. Winifred Aboff

Merril G. and Emita E. Hastings Foundation

Palm Beach Daily News

Historical Society of Palm Beach County

Palm Beach Dramaworks

Ms. Ann E. Howard

Ms. Victoria Albrecht

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum

Palm Beach Opera

Ms. Hilary Jordan

Ms. Kathleen L. Alex

Palm Beach Pops

Mr. Arvo Katajisto

American Orchid Society

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis J. Parker

Mr. and Mrs. Amin J. Khoury

Mr. Roger Amidon

Mr. Dack Patriarca

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Kirchhoff

Ms. Jane F. Anderson

Lake Worth Playhouse

Ms. Ann Appleman

Judy A. Hoffman, Esq. JKG Group Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Katz Jr.

Mr. Paul Aho

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

Dr. and Mrs. Ronald B. Koch

Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Ms. Katherine Kress

Rednum Capital Partners

Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Leamer

Ms. Grace Arnold

Geo. Zoltan Lefton Family Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. S. Lawrence Schlager

Mr. Robert A. Lewis

Art & Culture Group

Ms. Margo Lefton

School of the Arts Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Malasky

Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches

Lighthouse ArtCenter

Mr. Harold Smith

Mrs. Betsy K. Matthews

Arthur R. Marshall Foundation

Mrs. Ellen F. Liman

South Florida Science Museum

Mr. and Mrs. Martin McConnell

Artists of Palm Beach County

The Liman Foundation

SunFest of Palm Beach County

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Meyer

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Ms. Patricia G. Thorne

Mrs. Sydell L. Miller

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We Thank You for your Suppor t ArtStage ArtStart, Inc. Ms. Marian H. Axley Ms. Kathleen Azeez

Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches Inc.

Delray Beach Playhouse

Mrs. Lillian S. Gaeser

Ms. Kristin T. Demeritt

Mrs. Edward Ganitsch

Mr. Kendall Cheatham and Ms. Mary Brittain Cheatham

Ms. Kimberly Denny

Ms. Marilyn Gardner

Ms. W. Diana Deresz

Ms. Virginia Gasink

Ms. Anne M. Devine

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Geberth

Mr. J. Carlton DeWoody

Ms. Claire L. Geisler

Mrs. Katharine H. Dickenson

Ms. Marjorie L. Gelber

Ms. Eleanor Diskin

Mrs. Chloe Gibson

Ms. Sandy Donabed

Mr. Russell Gilbert

Ms. Dianna DonFrancisco

Mr. Joe Gillie

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Bailin

Mr. Zackery A. Cherry

BAK Middle School of the Arts

Children’s Coalition

Mrs. Maria Barnes

Children’s Science Explorium Sugar Sand Park

Ms. Susan Barth Mr. and Mrs. John T. Bartosek

Ms. Susan P. Chirillo

Ms. Josephine Bayard

West Palm Beach Community Events Division

Ms. Dana Beach

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Clark

Mrs. Harriett M. Eckstein

Mr. Mark W. Glickman

Mr. Richard W. Beau Lieu

Mr. Kevin Clark

Educational Gallery Group

Mrs. Jean Goddeau

Mrs. Peggy Behar

Ms. Eleanor Clarke

Mr. Albert Eisenberg

Ms. F. Joan Goldberg

Ms. Betty B. Bell

Mr. and Mrs. David F. Click

Ms. Judith Eisinger

Mrs. Rochelle Goldman

Ms. Jeanette Brown Bell

Ms. Carol Cohen

Ms. Jan Errichetti

Ms. Cynthia Goodman

Ms. Marian L. Beren

Mr. and Mrs. Joel Cohen

Ms. Nicole Evangelista

Ms. Peggy Gorman

Ms. Joan Faber

Mr. and Mrs. George Gottlieb

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Mr. Daniel J. Fairbanks

Ms. Loretta C. Granito

Ms. Rosemary Faulconer

Ms. Peg Greenspon

Ms. Carmen Faya-Gomila

Ms. Elfriede Grevendick

Mr. Dennis Bertram

Ms. Melissa Condie

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Fine

Ms. Cynthia Grey

Ms. Jewel Berzon

CORE Ensemble

Mrs. Grace Fishenfeld

Ms. Carol A. Grillo

Ms. Margrite Bessenroth

Ms. Stacey Creech

Flamingo Clay Studio

Ms. Joan Gross

Mr. and Mrs. Bert L. Blieden

Ms. Angela Culveyhouse

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Mrs. Marjorie J. Block

Mr. Frank Cunningham

Florida Atlantic University Foundation, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. David Bludworth

Mr. Edson E. Dailey Jr.

Florida Atlantic University Lifelong Learning Society

Ms. Joan Hazzard

Mr. and Mrs. David S. Blue

Mr. Charles H. Damsel Jr.

Blue Planet International Explorers’ Bazaar & Writers’ Room

Dance Florida Academy

Ms. Lou Ann Berkley Mr. Jeff Berman Mrs. Dianne Bernstein Ms. Claudine Beron

Boca Raton Recreation Services

Mr. Nick Coleman

Ms. Gabrielle Darcey Ms. Paula Davis Delray Beach Downtown Marketing Cooperative

Florida Atlantic University Wilkes Honors College Florida Classical Ballet Theatre at The Esther Center

Mr. Martin L. Haines III Ms. Catherine Helowicz Ms. Shirley Herman and Ms. H. Joan Waitkevicz Mr. John D. Herrick

Ms. Sarah E. Flynn

Mrs. Martha Hersey

Mrs. Margaret K. Forman

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herzing

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Bohde

Ms. Felice Forman

Ms. Mary Hilliard

Mr. Harry F. Borders

Mr. Mark Forman

Ms. Diane Hirsch

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bowersox

Ms. Kathryn Fox-Winokur

Ms. Janice Braun

Mr. Richard J. Frank

Hispano-Latino Cultural Alliance, Inc.

Ms. Jacqueline Brice

Ms. Diane Freaney

Mrs. Paulette Burdick

Mrs. Florence Free

Dr. Philip Buttaravoli

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Friedman

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Caplan

Ms. Cynthia Friedman

Caribbean-American for Community Involvement

Ms. Betty Friedman

Boca Raton Symphonia

Ms. Natasha Hoffer Mr. Morton Hoffman

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Holmes Jr.

Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden

Mr. Milton O. Carpenter Center for Jewish Art

Mr. James C. Holmes III

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Fulton

Ms. Leah Holtzberg Dr. and Mrs. Harry Horwich Mr. Richard D. Horowitz

Mrs. Mary Montgomery


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We Thank You for your Suppor t Palm Beach Poetry Festival, Inc.

Ms. Gale G. Howden Mr. James H. Howe III

Palm Beach State College Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center

Mr. and Ms. John Hudiburg Ms. Lisa Huertas

Palm Beach Theater Guild

Mr. and Mrs. Todd Hutchison

Palm Beach Watercolor Society, Inc.

I.A.T.S.E. Local 500 Il Circolo/Italian Cultural Society

Ms. Aileen Paskoff

Inspirit, Inc.

Ms. Charlotte D. Pelton

Ms. Jamnea Jacas Finlayson

Mr. Mark Perlberg

Mr. Harold Jacobson

Dr. Henry J. Petraki

Jazz Arts Music Society of Palm Beach

Ms. Jane Patton

Piccolo Opera Company

Mr. and Mrs. Frederic A. Sharf

Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

Mr. Tony and Ms. Pam Lider

Ms. Regina Mian

Ms. Cindy Pijanowski

Mr. Edwin Liu

Milagro Center

Dr. and Mr. Margarita Pinkos

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Johnston

Ms. Mimi S. Livingston

Ms. Beverlee Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Raul Plasencia

Ms. Alexandra Jones

Mrs. Virginia Longo

Mr. David Miller

Mr. David L. Joseph

Ms. Fran Luckoff

Ms. Lauren E. Mimun

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kamin

Ms. Susan Lundin

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kaplan

Mr. & Mrs. Ben Macfarland

Mrs. Muriel Kaplan

Ms. Cheryl Maeder

Dr. Robert Kast

Ms. Mary Mahoney

Mr. Jack Kay

Mr. Burton S. Minkoff

Poets of the Palm Beaches Mr. Benjamin Polayes Ms. Enid Pollak

Ms. Irma Morales

Puppetry Arts Center of the Palm Beaches

Dr. Kristen Murtaugh

Mrs. Cynthia Raia Mr. Richard Reddig

Dr. and Mrs. Sam Mandel

National Association of Women Artists - FLA Chapter

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Kirk

Ms. Linda Mariani

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Nemer

Dr. Kathleen Klein

Ms. Cynthia Maronet

Ms. Susan L. Nernberg

Mr. Wyatt Koch

Ms. Kathryn Harper Martin

New Gardens Band

The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

Ms. Abby Koffler

Ms. Ivonne Marquez

Ms. Caryna Nina

River Center

Mr. John F. Koons

Northern Palm Beaches Cultural Alliance Inc.

Rosarian Academy

Ms. Marcia Korotkin

Martin Luther King Jr. Coordinating Committee

Ms. Sharon Koskoff

Mr. Alan Maslow

Northwood University

Mrs. Kathi Kretzer

Mrs. Zelda Mason

Mr. Chrisopher Oakes

Mrs. Wendy Kulberg

Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beaches

Mr. Harvey E. Oyer III

Mrs. Mary B. Latino Ms. Barbara K. Lauterbach Mr. and Mrs. Alan S. Lavine

Mrs. Friedel Mayer Ms. Wendy Maynard

Mr. Paul J. Least

McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc.

Mr. Joel A. Leavitt

Mr. James McCreavy

Mr. Bobby Leidy

Ms. Barbara C. McDonald

Mr. Gerard Lemongello

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin McGann

Ms. Patricia Levey

Mr. John McKenna

Ms. Arlene Levine

Mr. Tim McKinney

Mrs. Patricia Levine

Mr. George B. McNamara

Mr. Barry Max Levy

Mr. William Mercier

Mr. Phillip Lewis

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Ms. Celia Packer Palm Beach Academy of Music Palm Beach Atlantic University Dance Department

Ms. Barbara Rentschler Resource Depot Ms. Colleen Rindaldi

Ms. Fern G. Rose Ms. Bonnie Roseman Mrs. Baylie Rosenberg Ms. Maggi Rosenberg Dr. Saul D. Rotter Mr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Rumbough Jr. Ms. Nancy Ryan

Palm Beach County Art in Public Places

Ms. Pamela Saba

Palm Beach County Library System

Ms. Irma S. Samek

Ms. Susan M. Saks

Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Department

Sandoway House Nature Center

City of Palm Beach Gardens/GardensArt

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Savarese

Palm Beach Photographic Centre

Schoolhouse Children’s Museum Ms. Elle Schorr

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We Thank You for your Suppor t Mr. Stephen B. Schwartz

Mr. & Mrs. Josh Tevero

Boca Raton Resort & Club

Herbert S. Hoffman

Ms. Marsha Seidman

Ms. Terri Thibadeau

Ms. Carole Boucard

Irene J. Karp

Mr. Jeffrey Seiler

Mrs. Kathe D. Thompson

Mr. John Loring

Raymond E. Kramer, III

Ms. Rita Shapiro

Ms. Sandra Thompson

Office Depot

Sydelle Meyer

Ms. Carol Shein

Mr. and Mrs. William M. Thorstad

Passport Publications & Media

Jo Anne Rioli Moeller

Mr. Paul Tischler

The Council makes every effort to ensure that donor lists are complete and accurate. If you believe there may be an error or omission, please contact Melissa Santee , 561-472-3340.

Shepherd Institute of Music Mrs. Bobbi Shorr

Geoff Neuhoff Dana T. Pickard

Ms. Patty Shukla

Ms. Tara S. Tobin

Ms. Ruth Shurkin

Mrs. Ruth Trammell

Mr. Farhan Siddiqui

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Tribby

Ms. Elaine Silverberg

Ms. Jackie Tufford

Silverman Family Foundation, Inc.

Ms. Haydee Ullfig

Ms. Madeleine Singer

Mr. Harry Van Gorp

Ms. Victoria Skinner

Ms. Olga M. Vazquez


Roger Amidon

Ms. Roxene Sloate

Ms. Phyllis L. Verducci

Michael J. Bracci, Chairman

Jennifer Prior Brown

Ms. Diane Slobotkin

Village of Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center

Berton E. Korman, Vice Chairman

Paulette Burdick

VSA Arts of Florida—Palm Beach County

Michael D. Simon, Secretary

Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Smith Jr. Ms. Linda M. Smith Ms. Beverly A. Snow Ms. Carol Snyder

Mrs. Lois Umbach

C u l t u ra l C o u n c i l B o a r d o f D i re c t o r s

Howard Bregman, Treasurer

Mr. Eric Waldvin

Jean Sharf Kelly Sobolewski Dom A. Telesco EX OFFICIOS Mark Alexander

Cheryl Reed

Pa l m B e a c h C o u n t y Board of County Commissioners

Dr. and Mrs. Donald E. Warren


Ms. Linda Wartow

Carole Boucard

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Weingeroff

Christopher D. Canales

Mr. Lawrence Weisberg

Cecile Draime

Burt Aaronson

Mrs. Evelyn Weiser

Timothy A. Eaton

Steven L. Abrams

Ms. Linda Stabile

Wellington Art Society

Shirley Fiterman

Paulette Burdick

Mr. Dennis Stefanacci

Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Werner

Craig Grant

Jess R. Santamaria

Ms. Esther Wertheimer

Roe Green

Priscilla A. Taylor

Sol Children Theatre Troupe Mr. Yurui Song Spady Cultural Heritage Museum Mr. and Mrs. William F. Spengler

Mr. Andrew Steel Mrs. Cecile Stein Mr. Norman Stein Mrs. Stella G. Strauss Street Painting Festival Ms. Molly Stringer Suncoast High School Foundation Sunflower Creative Arts Mr. & Mrs. Richard Stoddard Mr. Alan Swartz

Bradford A. Deflin

Wilesmith Advertising & Design Mr. Grant Williams Mr. Joseph P. Williams Jr. Ms. E. Lorrie Williamson Mrs. Lee Wolf Women in the Visual Arts Women of Note Mr. and Ms. Wayne Wytrzes Yesteryear Village/ South Florida Fairgrounds

Mr. John Swick Ms. Nancy Tart

In-Kind Donors

Mr. Scott Teich


Ms. Nancy Telese

Gigi and Harry Benson, CBE Mr. and Mrs. James Karp

Karen T. Marcus, Chairperson Shelley Vana, Vice Chair

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Palm Beach County Cultural Council 2010 Annual Report  
Palm Beach County Cultural Council 2010 Annual Report  

This publication is the official 2010 Annual Report published by the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, Palm Beach County Florida.