Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Young professionals who love the arts in Southern Nevada have a new opportunity to feed their passion while connecting with like-minded individuals. Rising professionals ages 21 to 40 can now experience the community’s performing arts scene through FANFARE! The Smith Center’s networking and affinity group.
Allowing young professional leaders to build a relationship with The Smith Center in a fun and engaging way, the group offers many unique benefits. These include an insider’s experience of the world-class performing arts complex, along with a sense of place for a broad network of community members who love the arts. The group’s activities include seasonal events exploring the arts and culture scene in Las Vegas, allowing members to rub elbows with fellow arts aficionados and experience special access to cultural hot spots across the community.
Alisa Nave-Worth, a member of The Smith Center President’s Advisory Council, has played a key role in developing the new group. She felt inspired to connect young business leaders with The Smith Center as a result of her own rewarding experiences with providing philanthropic support to the arts in Las Vegas, she says.
“FANFARE! is a new resource for the young professional leaders in Las Vegas to get a behind-the-scenes understanding of The Smith Center and all that it brings to our community,” Nave-Worth says. “It is going to be a unique opportunity to begin a lifelong relationship with the cultural heart of the Valley and to become a future leader of The Smith Center.”
The group’s name derives from the multicolored Pipe Dreams sculpture at The Smith Center that was inspired by Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” reflecting The Smith Center’s mission to serve the common man.
FANFARE! will launch with an exclusive event at 5:30 p.m. on August 17, comprised of a happy hour and backstage tour. Additional activities this year will include a special Broadway Series event, plus special access to The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz venue. Membership is required to attend all of the group’s events.
The full benefits of FANFARE! membership include:
- Quarterly events highlighting the arts and culture scene in Las Vegas
- Special offers, discounts and advance notice of select shows and performances
- All of the benefits of membership with The Smith Center, depending on the level of support, including backstage tours, cast meet-and-greets and more
- Networking with other young professionals and The Smith Center’s leadership
Members also enjoy the unique role of serving as ambassadors for The Smith Center in their personal networks and on social media.
FANFARE! membership involves a minimum contribution of $20.84 per month or $250 annually. To learn more or to join, visit www.thesmithcenter.com/support-us/fanfare/.
Young professionals can also contact co-chairs Omar Saucedo at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kandis McClure at email@example.com. They can also reach out to Clay Buck, annual fund director with The Smith Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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