HIPPODROME THEATRE
                 25 SE 2ND PLACE GAINESVILLE FL 32601

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Keep Gainesville Hipp

 

 

 

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"KEEP GAINESVILLE HIPP"

 The Hippodrome Theatre announces the successful completion of the first phase of the Keep Gainesville Hipp fundraising campaign.

In February, the Hippodrome Theatre launched the Keep Gainesville Hipp fundraising campaign, and in just two months the Hipp has received donations and pledges in excess of $160,000, including $31,500 in donations to our indiegogo crowdfunding site.

Artistic Director Lauren Caldwell, Managing Director Jessica Hurov, the Hippodrome staff, and Board of Trustees are grateful to our community for their swift response in sustaining the Hippodrome. We are pleased to share that during this time of fundraising, the Hippodrome continues our world-class mainstage programming with The Tempest, the announcement of our summer musical, the Florida Premiere of The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, and the upcoming announcement of the 2014/15 mainstage season. The Hipp Cinema was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal and has been programming first-run and special event films that have increased our engagement and outreach. The Hipp Education team recently completed a successful Spring Break Camp and is actively planning our 25th annual Summer Camp for area youth. The building is used on a daily basis for rentals, special events, and conferences that contribute to the Hipp’s sustainable business model for the future, while engaging hundreds of people in the building daily.

Special recognition goes to Hippodrome supporters Ken and Linda McGurn, Nathan and Ani Collier, Caren and Dick Gorenberg, Charlotte Gorenberg, Ted and Hallie McFetridge, Florida Cancer Specialists (Dr. Lucio Gordan), Themeworks (Scott Gill) and the Maine Community Foundation, as well as our Board of Trustees including Michael Curry and Betsy Styron for their ongoing leadership and support.

Hippodrome supporters have hosted benefits including the “Calling All Angels” benefit in New York City which featured stars of Broadway and the Hippodrome stage, students from the University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance, and most recently the University of Florida Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation which hosted the first annual Gainesville Startup Games in support of the Hipp.

Upcoming fundraising events include Ani Collier’s Dance Theatre at the Hippodrome on May 4 (tickets $20 at the Hipp Box Office), and the “Come Together” benefit for the Hipp featuring The Imposters, a Beatles tribute band, on Friday, May 9 (tickets $25 at the Hipp Box Office). The Hippodrome Box Office can be reached at (352) 375-4477.

Looking to the future, Hippodrome leadership has been working with University of Florida’s GatorNest team on a sustainable fundraising and development plan that will ensure that the Hippodrome is able to operate, grow, and expand our ongoing fundraising and programming efforts for years to come.

Like all non-profit arts organizations throughout the nation, the Hippodrome’s earned income accounts for approximately 50% of our annual operating budget. Ongoing support is needed for the Hipp’s award-winning programming for children, lifelong learning opportunities for adults, accessible theatre, film, education, and special events. The Hipp’s fundraising will continue on an on-going basis as we work with our business community, the Chamber of Commerce, and the University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance on new partnerships and opportunities for growth.

The Hippodrome continues to be intrinsic to the value of Gainesville’s quality of life, economic development, vibrant downtown, and our region’s future as a vital and competitive marketplace for new industry and innovation.

 

 

 

Or donate by phone: 352-375-4477 noon - 8:00, Tues.-Sun.

 

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. 

Contact

  • Alisha Kinman
  • Director of Development
  • 25 SE 2nd Place
    Gainesville, FL. 32601
  • (352) 373-5968 ext. 217
  • alisha@thehipp.org