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Cultural Trust Extends Donor Benefits

  • Nov 3, 2006

By matching your Festival contribution with a gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust, you'll receive that amount back in a direct tax credit, while helping fund a protected endowment to preserve arts funding in our state. The Festival currently receives Trust funding for its three-year audience research project. We also receive funds from the Oregon Arts Commission, a partner agency of the Trust. Read more, or give online to the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Tykeson Challenges Donors to Join New Leader Group

  • Nov 1, 2006

The Oregon Bach Festival owes special thanks to Don Tykeson for his commitment of $100,000 to the Conductor's Society ($25,000 for each of the next four years). It is a leadership challenge to identify another donor willing to match Don's generosity in "helping grow" the Festival's new support organization. The Conductor's Society is a leadership, social, and giving organization co-chaired by Mary Ann Moore and Charlotte Oien. Members of the Society give a minimum of $10,000 annually to the Festival, enjoy exclusive benefits, and participate in a variety of social and musical events throughout the year. Read all about the Conductor's Society...

Op-Ed Response: Festival a Major Force

  • Oct 27, 2006

By Dave Frohnmayer and Linda Brady Last Saturday, the Register-Guard ran a story on the Oregon Bach Festival that many supporters of the Festival found disconcerting. As President and Senior Vice President and Provost for the University of Oregon, we have both a personal and a professional interest in the Festival, which is an integral part of the University of Oregon. The article's negative tone painted a picture of the Oregon Bach Festival, the Festival's relationship to the University of Oregon, and of Festival co-founder and Executive Director Royce Saltzman that was unfair and just plain wrong. The basis for Saturday's story...

Major Gift Rechristens Saltzman Endowment

  • Oct 25, 2006

More than halfway towards its goal of $10 million, the Festival Sustaining Endowment last night was given a financial boost and a new name. Betsy Richanbach, Festival Board president, and husband Mark pledged $100,000 to the endowment, announced during a private party at their home. The Richanbachs and Pete Moore, endowment co-chair, also announced a name change to recognize the legacy of Royce Saltzman, the Festival's founding executive director. It will now be known as the Saltzman Endowment. The name change came about as the Richanbachs were discussing possible naming opportunities with Allan Price, the University of Oregon's vice president of advancement....

Get Ticket Discounts, CD with Membership

  • Oct 17, 2006

Become a Friend of the Festival and receive your choice of a CD: "True Light," the latest disc from our Youth Choral Academy, or "Choral Holiday," featuring the Festival Chorus and solos from Handel's Messiah sung by Thomas Quasthoff. One of these beautiful CDs is just one of many benefits you will receive as a Friend of the Festival. Contribute directly and securely via the University of Oregon Foundation. Be sure to designate "Oregon Bach Festival. Go to the Foundation site. Or call us during business hours, (800) 457-1486.

Long Range Planning History

  • Oct 11, 2006

January 10, 2006 Consultant Alceste Pappas begins interviews with UO administration, Festival staff and board members January 11, 2006 Audience Insights begins work on customer data file analysis, first step of multi-phase, three-year research project underwritten by the Paul Allen Foundation and the Oregon Cultural Trust. April 28, 2006 Final consultant report delivered to UO administration and Festival. May 1, 2006 Audience research surveys mailed to 5,000 Festival previous and current buyers. May 18, 2006 Festival receives preliminary data file analysis reports from research survey. June 1, 2006 Royce Saltzman announces his transition from executive director to an emeritus position focusing on fundraising for the Festival's $10 million endowment. June 30, 2006 In-concert...

Report Documents Outline for Change

  • Oct 9, 2006

As part of a long range plan to ensure its 37-year legacy continues into the future, the Oregon Bach Festival is in the process of addressing many issues, including our nationwide Executive Director recruitment search, leadership, programming, marketing, and administrative structure. These were among the areas outlined in a consultant report undertaken by the University of Oregon to prepare for the transition of the University's provost, whose portfolio has included the Festival, and the retirement of Royce Saltzman, after 37 years as executive director. These are the action steps cited in the consultant report funded by the University of Oregon in support...