The gala by the lake

The Skaneateles Area Arts Council has spent $175,951 over the four years on direct costs to put on the annual “Mid-Summer Night’s Dream” party. The gala was held at private lakefront residences in 2006 and 2007, and moved to the Stella Maris Retreat Center in the village in 2008. Here’s the year-by-year breakdown: 2006 2007 Cost of the event $34,380 $30,867 Money raised $53,645 $33,241 Grants given out: 2,219 3,200 Other programs funded: 0 $2,144 Source: IRS records, Skaneateles Area Arts Council 2008 $45,709 $59,380 5,000 $5,790 2009 $41,495 $57,581 5,000 $3,025

Who gets the money
The Skaneateles Arts Council estimates it has handed out $22,919 in grants from 2006 through 2010*. The recipients are chosen by a committee. Here’s the list of the 20 organizations that received contributions over that five-year period. 2006 2007 2008 Auburn Chamber Orchestra 0 0 0 Auburn Public Theater 0 0 0 Barrow Gallery $519 $750 $1,000 Becky Flanigan 0 0 0 CNY Jazz 0 0 0 Hetty Easter 0 0 0 Joanna Manring 0 0 0 Jordan-Elbridge Middle School 0 0 $750 Khoros Performing Arts 0 0 0 Lisa Ford 0 0 0 Marcellus High School 0 0 $500 Masterworks Chorale 0 0 $500 Pamela Spear 0 0 0 Schweinfurth Memorial Art Museum 0 0 $750 Skaneateles Artisans 0 0 $500 Skaneateles Central Schools 0 $1,000 0 Skaneateles Dickens Festival 0 0 0 Skaneateles Festival $1,450 $450 $1,000 Skaneateles Summer Theater $250 $1,000 0 Syracuse Symphony Orchestra 0 0 0 Total $2,219 $3,200 $5,000 *Estimates. IRS filing for 2010 is not due until September 2011. Source: Skaneateles Area Arts Council 2009 $500 $500 0 $750 0 $1,000 0 0 $500 $500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $500 $250 $500 $5,000 2010* 0 0 $500 0 $1,000 0 $400 0 $500 0 0 0 $500 $500 $350 0 $350 $500 $400 $2,500 $7,500

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