Today, in honor of Giving Tuesday, we are excited to present a message from Jane Jackson, The Music Center’s Director of the Founders.
My roots with The Music Center go deep, not only in my role as part of The Music Center’s Founders staff for the last 18 years, but also as a mother and a grandmother. My daughter grew up attending theatre and musical performances at The Music Center, and now I take my granddaughter, a ballet dancer, to see performances by her favorite dance companies. I’ll never forget her excitement when she got to meet members of the National Ballet of Canada after a performance of Romeo and Juliet as part of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center.
It is such a treat to be able to spend time with loved ones at The Music Center, and I am so grateful to our donors for their critical support of our mission to deepen the cultural lives of every Angeleno. This holiday season, during this time of family, friends and giving, I hope you will consider making a gift to The Music Center in support of our presentations of dance companies, our arts education initiatives and our highly impactful and far-reaching community programs.
Besides spending time with my family at world-class performances, my favorite thing about being a part of The Music Center is our extensive arts education initiatives, including The Music Center’s annual Very Special Arts Festival (VSAF). This fall, we welcomed more than 3,000 students of all abilities to VSAF to celebrate their artistic achievements, explore the arts and connect with one another along with their mainstream peers. Seeing the bright, happy faces of the students as they participate in VSAF fills me with joy and is something I look forward to every year. With the help of The Music Center Supporters, VSAF has been presented free to students for the last four decades.
Today is Giving Tuesday, the beginning of the charitable season. As you focus on your end-of-year giving, I hope you will support the arts in your community and make a gift to The Music Center.
Director of the Founders
The Music Center