I will be clear; I fully support the Levitt and think it is one the greatest things to happen to our community in a long time.
I also SUPPORT funding the facility thru local tax dollars as well as private donations and grants. 50 FREE outdoor concerts – c’mon on!
But what troubles me is that a non-profit that benefits from city subsidies has yet to release ANY financial documents from the past two seasons.
Why is this important?
Because taxpayer subsidies to non-profits should be PUBLIC!
I already assume of what I will see, a program that has tons of private support and does good financially. Wouldn’t you want to show this off?
Maybe it is the exact opposite, maybe they are struggling financially?
I can tell you that as an attendant of MOST of the concerts that the staff of Levitt and the volunteers bust their ASSES! The adult beverage staff is also wonderful and really knock it out of the park when they have a long line. I don’t think Levitt would be as successful without the director’s, Nancy Halverson, direction.
That being said, I think the annual reports would shine a light on how razor thin their budget is, and how people can help.
I implore them to send me the annual reports and tax filings (I’ve tried thru various other avenues and hit a dead end).
We love the Levitt! Let’s show the community the love that is already been shared!