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ALUMNI STAR at Power Up Celebration

By Diane Brigham, Executive Director

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POWER UP SILENT AUCTION

NEW THIS YEAPower Up will have a unique experience Silent Auction.
 
Unique experiences that you can only find at our silent auction at Power Up on March 20 at The Edison. Purchase your tickets today!
 
SNEAK PEEK - FINAL LIST!
 
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Foundersland: Four Secrets of the Imagineers

By Marty Sklar, Founder, Past President, Chairman Leadership Council

Ryman Arts Board Member Eddie Newquist is the Chief Creative Officer of Global Experience Specialists (GES). He asked me to pass on some of my experiences in my “former life” (before I retired in 2009) as the Creative Leader of Walt Disney Imagineering. Eddie wrote the following article that was published by CMO.com, a website “offering marketing news and insights.”

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Foundersland: Finding Inspirational Art in Familiar Places

By Marty Sklar, Founder, Past President, Chairman Leadership Council

Leah and I are frequent attendees at performances of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. The music, under the baton of the brilliant Gustavo Dudamel, is always a treat. But what I look forward to as eagerly when it’s our night at the Walt Disney Concert Hall is the inspirational design of architect Frank Gehry.

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Ryman Arts in The Chronicle of Philanthropy Grants Roundup

Excerpt from the Chronicle of Philanthropy:

Sharon D. Lund Foundation

$1 million to Ryman Arts, which provides free arts education to talented teens in Orange and Los Angeles counties. $500,000 will be used to provide operational support over the next several years and the remaining $500,000 will be set aside as a challenge to be matched by the local community.

For the full story: https://philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Jim-Joseph/234924

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InPark Magazine features Sharon D. Lund Foundation's $1 Million gift to Ryman Arts

"Ryman Arts, a non-profit organization that provides free arts education to talented teens throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties, has received a $1 million gift from the Sharon D. Lund Foundation to fund the organization’s artistic programs and its next generation of young artists.

“The Sharon D. Lund Foundation has been a longtime supporter of Ryman Arts, and this gift will further our ability to continue to offer individualized, high-quality art classes that are free of charge to students and their families,” explains Ryman Arts Executive Director Diane Brigham.

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Foundersland: 2016 – Serving Our Students and Staff

By Marty Sklar, Founder, Past President, Chairman Leadership Council

As 2016 begins, it’s a time of transition for Ryman Arts. The best Boards of Directors, we are told by experts who study Board service, now operate with Term Limits for individual Board members. Ryman Arts has instituted that refinement.

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Foundersland: Giving Thanks, and Hopes for the Future

By Marty Sklar, Founder, Past President, Chairman Leadership Council

A few weeks ago, I started thinking about the meaning of Thanksgiving, 2015 to Ryman Arts. To focus on the holiday itself, I discovered that the first official Thanksgiving in America was created in 1789 by our first President, George Washington. But it was not until 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a National Holiday. (Don’t you dare tell anyone you never learned anything in “art school”!)

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