January 2, 2013
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January 2, 2013
In This Issue:

Linking Money to Mission Workshop

New Issue of Cultural Quarterly Available Now Online!

MODS' Kim Cavendish to Chair Giant Screen Cinema Association

"25 Days of Music" from Symphony of the Americas

In Memoriam - Anna Toms McDaniel

Daughter of Broward Cultural Council Member
Reaches for the Stars on American Idol

Linking Money to Mission Workshop
to be Held on Thursday, January 31, 2013

Broward Cultural Division, ArtServe, Inc. and Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) invite the area’s cultural executives, non-profit managers, board members and development staff to a seminar Linking Money to Mission: Interpreting Financial Statements on Thursday, January 31, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.at ArtServe Inc., 1350 East Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.

Using real life examples, this workshop will engage participants in the fundamentals of nonprofit finance in order to better equip leaders and managers to interpret financial statements and assess their organizations' fiscal health. NFF's approach seeks to demystify, by presenting old information in a fresh and productive way. This session introduces the concept of nonprofit capitalization and how underlying core business models will drive vision. The goal of this workshop is to help nonprofits develop and use financial information to make better (and often difficult) decisions; to better communicate this information to stakeholders; and to build a culture of analysis, planning and management that reinforces both mission and organizational strength.

Facilitator, Alice Richardson Antonelli joined NFF in 2002 and is responsible for leading consulting services initiatives, including playing a lead role in the delivery and product development of NFF’s full range of consulting services; cultivating and managing client relationships; teaching workshops and seminars. She has been very active in her community having volunteered as a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Association, City Harvest, Habitat for Humanity, and Build On. She served as a member of the board of Narberth Presbyterian Church, and currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee of Delaware Valley Grantmakers. Antonelli has also served in the capacity of grant panelist for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and faculty for the NeighborWorks America Training Institute.

The fee for the workshop is $25 per person. Seating is limited.

RSVP to this event or visit the Broward Cultural Division website. For information on registration, contact Adriane Clarke, grants management specialist, at 954-357-7530.

New Issue of Cultural Quarterly
Available Now Online!

Broward Cultural Division’s December Edition of Cultural Quarterly fine arts magazine, is now available online. A free service of the Broward County Commission since 1988, Cultural Quarterly provides in-depth articles on the local, cultural scene, revealing profiles of exceptional artists and detailed listings of events and attractions.

In this issue, readers can get an insider’s view on the Young at Art Museum in Labor of Love by writer Julie Levin, while Helene Foster interviews Denyse Baboolal of JayaDevi, Arts Inc., who teaches both traditional and popular Indo-Caribbean dance forms. Also South Florida Cultural Consortium winner Christina Pettersson is examined through the pen of writer Rachel Galvin in Resurrecting Reality Appearances can be Deceiving.

Topics in Cultural Quarterly include interesting information bytes in Art news, City Corner and Public Art Updates. Longer features usually include articles on Broward County history or literature; a featured artist, a strong angle on the arts in Broward County, and both Broward Cultural Council and Business for the Arts of Broward member profiles. There is also a section that introduces readers to the Writers of Cultural Quarterly.

To subscribe to Cultural Quarterly, Click HERE.

Museum of Discovery and Science's Kim Cavendish
to Chair Giant Screen Cinema Association

Museum of Discovery and Science President/CEO has been elected GSCA Chair by the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA®) board of directors. Kim Cavendish will serve a two year term.

The core purpose of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA®) is to advance the business of producing and presenting educational giant screen and immersive cinema experiences globally. GSCA's membership includes more than 260 organizations in nearly 30 countries. Member organizations include giant screen filmmakers, distributors, theaters, suppliers, manufacturers, and students from around the world. It’s a member-driven organization with a full-time staff that works to meet the association’s needs and promote its members’ interests. The Association holds two major annual events, a Film Expo in February/March and an International Conference and Trade Show in September. GSCA was founded in 2006 with the unification of the Large Format Cinema Association (LFCA) and the Giant Screen Theater Association (GSTA) which grew out of predecessors dating to the early 1980’s.

Cavendish, the first woman to chair the organization, will be leading the 22 member board of directors to collectively set the strategic direction for the Association, to establish policies relating to ends, means and executive limits, and monitor financial performance, and to oversee the Executive Director. The GSCA board of directors is a diverse international group of distinguished individuals including representatives from major stakeholders in the giant screen industry, such as IMAX Corporation, National Geographic, MacGillivray Freeman Films, and other institutions such as the Tennessee Aquarium and Canadian Museum of Civilization. Other officers include Vice Chair, Glenn Shaver (Ontario Science Centre); Secretary, Don Kempf (D3D Cinema and Giant Screen Films); and Treasurer, Berend Reijnhoudt (Omniversum, Nederlands).
25 Days of Music
from Symphony of the Americas

The Symphony of the Americas, Broward's only resident professional orchestra, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary all month long with a musical gift for the residents of South Florida: "25 Days of Music." Beginning on January 1, the Symphony is presenting surprise "flash mob" style performances, educational presentations in the schools, concerts, and ticket giveaways each day for 25 days.

The Symphony is using Facebook and Twitter to announce each day's event, lending to the anticipation and excitement of the surprise performances. YouTube videos will be posted after performances and online contests will be held throughout the month. The 25-day promotion will also include outreach concerts for new audiences and events to thank the Symphony's subscribers, Young Notables group and long-time patrons.

The "25 Days of Music" will culminate in the Symphony's 25 Anniversary Gala on January 25 at the Hyatt Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale.

Visit Sympohony of the Americas website, to learn more about "25 Days of Music."

In Memoriam
Anna Toms McDaniel, advocate for the arts, dies at 88

Susannah Bryant,
Sun-Sentinel, reports...

Anna Toms McDaniel, a tireless advocate for the arts known for her charm and elegance, died Monday of respiratory failure after enjoying Christmas Eve dinner and a glass of wine with her family in Bethesda, Md.

Mrs. McDaniel, whose name graces the reception area of the Museum of Art in downtown Fort Lauderdale, was 88.

"Our whole family was together for Christmas Eve dinner," said daughter Ann McDaniel, a senior vice president of The Washington Post Co. "She enjoyed a glass of wine with us and toasted the holiday. As she was leaving my house, she had difficulty breathing. We rushed her to the hospital. And she was gone in five minutes."

Gracious. Funny. Warm. Energetic. Elegant.

Those are the words her family uses to describe the woman who became a force for the arts in Fort Lauderdale, focusing much of her attention on the Museum of Art.

In 2001, Mrs. McDaniel was inducted into Broward County's Women's Hall of Fame after serving 30 years on the Museum of Art's board of trustees.

A 52-year resident of Fort Lauderdale, Mrs. McDaniel moved to Bethesda in 2008 after the death of her husband, Grover Cleveland McDaniel, an obstetrician and gynecologist who shared his wife's love of music.

Daughter of Broward Cultural Council Member
Reaches for the Stars on American Idol

Karlee Gales
Karlee Gales

Broward Cultural Council member Wayne Gales' daughter Karlee Gales had made the family proud.

Gales, who lives in Saint Cloud, a suburb of Orlando, was only one of twelve entertainers chosen from more than 7,200 people that auditioned at the 2013 American Idol Talent Search, held in Orlando in October. A country singer, she hoped to move on to the finals in Los Angeles; it was not to be, this time.

Gales tried out for two previous Idols, along with X Factor, The Voice and the Texaco Country Challenge, where she finished third among some of Central Florida’s most talented country performers this Summer.

Already practicing for next year, her “never quit” attitude makes her try all that harder. “It didn’t mean no” She quipped. “Just not now.” Gales credits her Tai-Kwan-Do second degree black belt, with teaching her about discipline. “Fighting in Tai Kwan Do didn’t teach me as much about how to hit someone, as it did about how to get back up after someone knocks you down,” she says.

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