Ballet Kelowna gets a boost in Celebrate Excellence campaign



So far, more than 80 individuals have stepped forward with donations to raise over 70 per cent of the $40,000 target.

Ballet Kelowna is well-loved.

The local professional ballet troupe has an anonymous donor who is willing to match all new donations, up to a total of $5,000, made by June 30.

To date, Ballet Kelowna has raised $29,100 in the $40,000 campaign, and artistic director and CEO Simone Orlando is optimistic that the fundraising goal will be reached very soon.

“We’ve seen tremendous support for our first annual year-end campaign, and no matter the size of the gift, each one has a meaningful impact,” said Orlando. “I’m inspired by our anonymous donor’s willingness to generously support us by doubling donors’ contributions.”

So far, more than 80 individuals have stepped forward with donations to raise over 70 per cent of the $40,000 target.  To reach the campaign goal, Ballet Kelowna is seeking the remaining $10,900 by June 30.

The success of the year-end fundraising campaign will further solidify a strong finish to Ballet Kelowna’s 2015 fiscal year. Moving forward, the company will continue to deliver exciting new performances, programs and training opportunities to enhance the region’s cultural landscape.

 

 

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