Thank you for your support!
We are deeply grateful to the Madison-area community for the outpouring of generosity and support during our Intermission Campaign. The campaign, which was announced Sept. 1 and aimed to raise $1.5 million by Dec. 31, 2020, received 2,200 donations and raised $2.2 million. Total campaign revenue includes individual, corporate and foundation gifts, state grants and a donation provided by an anonymous donor who matched all donations during the last month of the campaign.
“The passion our patrons have shown for Overture during our closure has been inspiring,” said Chris Vogel, CFO and COO. “From the donations we’ve received to the many notes and words of encouragement they have provided as they look forward to when we can reopen, it certainly has shown us how much Overture Center means to our community.”
Overture Center has been closed since March 13, taking an “intermission” by suspending performances and in-person programs during the COVID-19 worldwide health crisis to protect our guests, resident organizations, artists, volunteers and staff. The funds will be used to support us during our continued closure and to ensure a strong future for the arts in southcentral Wisconsin.
“I’m so proud of this community,” said Emily Gruenewald, VP of Development. “The last nine months have been emotional ones as we’ve worked hard to secure a future for Overture Center. Many individuals and organizations—including numerous dedicated donors and hundreds of first-time donors—have invested in this organization when we needed them the most. We are forever grateful.”
Intermission Campaign funds enable us to present digital programming, provide rent relief to our 10 resident organizations, help cover the wages of the small team of Overture employees, help pay for urgent repairs and much-needed upgrades to the security and safety within the building, and allow us to invest in supplies to safely reopen.
Check out our blog to learn what Overture means to artists, audience members and supporters, and why now, more than ever, it is so important to support the arts.