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Nancy Endowment

Donor terrace party at night

THE NANCY R. NEWMAN ENDOWED FUND

FOR LANDSCAPE, ART, AND MUSIC AT THE MANN

Establishing a permanent legacy to celebrate Nancy’s two decades of stewardship and commitment

 

IN GOOD COMPANY

Just as so many great artists have shared their talents with our Mann family, our extraordinary Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Nancy R. Newman, has dazzled us with her own great performances. Whether producing a blockbuster gala, hosting intimate dinners with supporters at her home, leading a major campaign, or just making sure every patron feels right at home when they step through the gates onto the Mann’s beautiful campus, Nancy has left an indelible mark on our institution’s storied history.

NANCY

AFTER 20 YEARS, IT’S OUR TURN TO SAY THANK YOU

Having announced her planned retirement at the conclusion of her 20th season in 2019, a group of grateful supporters and friends have initiated a special effort to create a permanent endowment fund in Nancy’s name at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Investment proceeds generated through gifts to this endowment (ideally separate from annual fund or other campaign commitments) will benefit projects at the Mann that support Nancy’s lifelong interests in gardening, music, and art.

 

firebird at the mann

Firebird: Reimagined The North American premiere of the multidisciplinary interpretation of Igor Stravinsky’s ballet The Firebird, featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Janni Younge of South Africa’s renowned Handspring Puppet Company.

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CONTINUING NANCY’S LEGACY AT THE MANN

A Fitting Tribute

Throughout Nancy’s tenure, she has been a tireless champion for protecting and improving the Mann’s stunning 20-acre campus. Early on, she recognized the importance of preserving our site as an integral part of a visitor’s experience in coming to programs at this historic venue. Much of the beauty of our natural park setting, including the various gardens and thoughtfully placed artwork, are the result of Nancy’s careful stewardship of this exceptional asset.

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The Nancy R. Newman Fund will provide a permanent revenue source to offset the ever- increasing costs of annual maintenance and improvements to our expansive site.


INITIAL PROJECTS THAT COULD BE SUPPORTED BY THIS FUND INCLUDE:

  • Renovation of the Donor Terrace gardens
  • Restoration, preservation, and relocation of the Florentine Lions (currently at Crawford Circle)
  • Additional garden beds at campus entrances and other select campus location
  • Ongoing maintenance of the Great Lawn

Our goal is to secure a total of $500,000 in new gifts for this Fund. Donors will be invited to participate in the public announcement and a special presentation to Nancy at the Mann’s 2019 Party in the Park Gala. Donors, if desired, will also be recognized in the Mann’s program book and other publications listing contributors.

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Honor Nancy by making your gift today. Donate now.

Gifts to the Nancy R. Newman Fund can be in the form of cash, gifts of stock, or planned gift commitments.

Multi-year pledges are gratefully accepted and a limited number of naming opportunities are available for significant gifts.

For more information, please contact:

Catherine M. Cahill
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
123 S. Broad Street, Suite 815
Philadelphia, PA 19109
(215) 546-7900