Yesterday the folks in our NeXt! Leadership Development Program learned the art of fundraising from yours truly!  They learned my biggest secret.  And what is the secret to successful fundraising?  Shoe leather!  That’s right!  It’s all about talking to folks face to face, learning their stories, and connecting with the individual.

Let me tell you, we have some incredible stories of our own right here with the the NeXt! program.  Have you heard how NeXt! Alumni like  Nick Phelps, Rob King, and Althea Jackson have gone on to make an impact in this community?  Read all about them, and then watch this week’s video blog to catch a glimpse of the NeXt! class of 2013 in action.

NeXt! Class of 2013

Be sure to catch next week’s video blog which will feature a growing list of Summer Camp Programs!

Know any young professionals looking to develop leadership opportunities and grow their community involvement?  Tell them to apply for NeXt!

Do you know a young person looking to advance a talent in dance, theatre or music in a higher learning environment?   Ask them to apply for the 2013 Whittenberg Scholarship!

Upcoming Events:

Now – March 24 Taking the “S” out of Craft Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

Now – April 7 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays Actors Theatre of Louisville

Now – May 5 Matthew Ronay Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

March 23 Louisville Youth Choir and MO5AIC

March 23 & 24 Spring Showcase | Hansel and Gretel The Louisville Ballet School

March 24 Redeeming Response Louisville Youth Orchestra

March 25 Voice of the People Louisville Youth Orchestra

March 28 – 29 Music Unwound Louisville Orchestra

March 30 The Indigo Girls Louisville Orchestra

April 6 Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio @PUBLIC Louisville Visual Art Association

April 2 – 7 Memphis PNC Broadway in Louisville

April 5 Opening Reception for CFAC High School Show@ Kentucky School of Art Louisville Visual Art Association

April 4 & 5  Beethoven Pastoral Symphony Louisville Orchestra

April 9 MakingMUSIC Concert: Fiddles, Fifes, and Founding Fathers Louisville Orchestra

April 12 & 13 Breaking Ground: a mixed repertory program Louisville Ballet

April 13 Art Auction and Sale: Buy By Bye Louisville Visual Art Association

April 12 & 14 Benjamin Britten War Requiem Choral Arts Society

April 19 Charpentier: Te Deum Gounod: Messe Solennelle “St. Cecilia”Louisville Chorus

April 22 – 26 In Celebration of Shakespeare and Why Shakespeare Walden Theatre

April 25 & 26 Pictures & Painters Louisville Orchestra

April 27 The Music of the Who! Louisville Orchestra

April 28 Pops Concert Louisville Youth Choir

April 28 And They’re Off! Louisville Youth Orchestra

May 11& 18 Charlotte’s Web StageOne Family Theatre

May 18 Bacon Ball Louisville Visual Art Association

Ongoing Artebella Louisville Visual Art Association

2013/2014 Season Tickets on Sale at the Kentucky Opera

2013/2014 Season Tickets on Sale at PNC Broadway in Louisville

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Barbara Sexton Smith
President & CEO
Fund for the Arts

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