Nearly a year into the public phase of their Second Century Capital Campaign, The Muny announced this week a progress update of $72 million raised to date of its $100 million goal.
A first of its kind for the nation’s oldest and largest outdoor theatre, the gifts acquired during this campaign will support capital improvements that include a complete rebuild of the Muny stage, extensive renovations to backstage support spaces, assistance for the maintenance and upkeep of the aging 11.5-acre campus, and the growth of the theatre’s endowment.
The campaign will also aid in continuing The Muny’s core mission of remaining accessible through its 1,500 free seats and Community Access Program.
Photo by Julie A. Merkle“This campaign would not be possible without the generous support of countless Muny-goers,” said President and CEO Denny Reagan. “We are truly humbled and thankful and look forward to completing this campaign with St. Louis by our side.” “The support the St. Louis community has given The Muny through this campaign in just under a year is remarkable,” said Muny Second Century Capital Campaign Chairman Jim Turley. “Without them, the second century of magic would not be possible.” “It is up to all of us to continue making The Muny the best it can be for generations to come,” said Director of Advancement Courtney Simms. “We have achieved much success in this campaign so far, but still have an exciting journey ahead. Every gift matters!”To give, or for more information regarding The Muny’s Second Century Capital Campaign, please visit muny.org/secondcentury.
Lynn Venhaus has had a continuous byline in St. Louis metro region publications since 1978. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, currently reviews films for Webster-Kirkwood Times and KTRS Radio, covers entertainment for PopLifeSTL.com and co-hosts podcast PopLifeSTL.com…Presents, and writes features and news for Belleville News-Democrat and contributes to other publications. She is a member of CCA, AWFJ and St. Louis Film Critics Association. She is a founding member of the St. Louis Theater Circle.