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Opera Coloradofund-raising problems


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#1 California

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

The Denver Post reports that Opera Colorado has fallen $500,000 short in its 2012 fund-raising goals and has cut back from 3 programs/season to 2 for the next couple of years:

http://www.denverpos...uts-back-season

Opera Colorado General Director Greg Carpenter said the company fell short of its $2 million campaign goal by about $500,000. Contributions from individual donors began falling off during the recent election season and failed to recover by Dec. 31, a time of year when gifts typically increase from donors seeking tax deductions for charitable contributions.


I'm not a big opera fan, but this is disappointing after the very positive reports just a few days ago from Colorado Ballet.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

Too bad. . The company claims they didn't see this coming. Times are still hard, of course.


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