The people you never see on stage but who make the performances happen will benefit from a new endowment fund bequeathed by Janet Taylor, a member of the Cincinnati arts community who died in October 2006 at the age of 56. The gift of more than $500,000 will support education and training of operations support staff in the city's arts community. Janet spent a career working in performing arts management roles, ultimately serving as VP for the Cincinnati Arts Association
, and appreciated the people who work backstage. "Janet’s Fund" was created to nurture, encourage, and inspire backstage professionals and volunteers to expand their skills. "This fund will have a lasting impact on the arts community," says Steve Loftin, president of the Cincinnati Arts Association.
Writer: David Holthaus
Source: Van Ackerman, Cincinnati Arts Association