Hello BAAY friends and families,
It is my distinct pleasure to be writing to you as the new Executive Director of BAAY! In the time that I have been around BAAY as a volunteer, guest director, and set builder, I have been incredibly lucky to share in the creative spirit and supportive environment that makes BAAY such a great place to be.
I’d like to extend a special “Thank You” to everyone who came out to participate in Best of BAAY this past Saturday. Not only did we see and hear some awesome numbers from BAAY’s first 10 years, we got a chance to catch up with old friends, make new ones and celebrate the vision of David Post. I am proud to be taking the helm from David and to have such a positive foundation to begin building off of. Also, we grossed $10,000 in generous donations from people like you!
I believe that BAAY’s mission to enrich the lives of young people through access to the arts is a noble and essential effort. As you may know, we have been able to provide $27,000 in scholarships this year alone! That is nothing to sneeze at and I only hope we can continue to see that number grow. I am sure you realize that we can’t do it alone. It is your patronage of this organization that fulfills our mission as well as keeps the lights on. I am looking forward to everything we can do together.
Warmest Regards, Ian