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NCPC Futures Fund

NC Presenters Consortium, Inc. is proud to announce the installation of the NCPC Futures Fund, approved by the NCPC Executive Committee and officially established in September of 2011. Public announcement of the Fund was made on Nov. 7, 2011 at the ArtsMarket performing arts conference in Durham.

The NCPC Futures Fund is a convenient method for paying honor or tribute to NCPC members and industry colleagues for longstanding service or leadership in the field, to commemorate a job relocation or advancement, to thank someone for a great idea or outstanding endeavor or as a way to simply honor a colleague, friend or mentor.

The NCPC Futures Fund is governed by the NCPC board and available for use in supporting efforts and projects that uphold, exemplify or strengthen the spirit of non-competitive collaboration that is the hallmark and lifeblood of NC Presenters Consortium, and to offer financial assistance to emerging leaders from within the NCPC community and arts presenting industry. Such assistance might come in the form of grants for conference participation, travel support, seed funds for volunteer development, commissions for artistic creation, and opportunities deemed to be “stretching boundaries, removing barriers, kicking the beehive, innovative, entrepreneurial” endeavors – to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and awarded in the spirit of what has helped make NCPC a leader in its field.

The fund was born and seeded through the initiatives of family and colleagues in honor of soon-retiring, longtime artist manager, agent and current NCPC board member John Loyd of Loyd Artists, an active supporter of NCPC and ArtsMarket since its inception.

Additional contributions have now been received to the NCPC Futures Fund in tribute to others including former NCPC board member retirees Steve Davis of the Stevens Center, Winston Salem; George Troxler, Elon University; Susan Newberry, PineCone, Raleigh; and Louisa Hart, High Point Theatre – admired colleagues who have been pivotal leaders and instrumental in NCPC’s growth and history. Further contributions have also been received in tribute to NCPC members Sharon Moore of NCSU CenterStage in Raleigh; Lyman Collins, Cultural Arts Director for the Town of Cary, former NC Arts Council colleague Jack LeSueur and Jane Lonon, director of Ashe Arts Council in West Jefferson, NC.

We welcome your gifts and ongoing support to the NCPC Futures Fund in honor of those who have made a difference in your career, in tribute to friends and co-workers who have inspired your role in sharing the value of the performing arts.

As an organization, we strive to “pay it forward” in thank-you to those who have made us sing and made us dance, who have made us listen and feel, and who have been moved in their own way by the experiences that have been shared with our collective audiences and communities.

Tax-deductible contributions may be made to the NC Presenters Consortium Futures Fund, NCPC Inc., 1410 Shepherd St., Durham, NC 27707.

Thank you for your support.