As we enter the 2014 Holiday Season, the words that come to mind are “thank you for an amazing year.” We embarked on transformative changes to the Britt Hill, hosted a powerful and innovative Classical Festival season, and gained many new community partners.

We simply could not have done any of this without the community of Jacksonville’s support. The local Jacksonville businesses were engaged in supporting Britt in new and creative ways. As an example, Back Porch Bar & Grill was part of a promotion that included their good eats and tickets to Britt. The spots were fun and effective. We believe that Jacksonville businesses are one of the driving forces behind Britt’s success.

Jacksonville/Applegate Rotary and the Jacksonville Boosters Club engaged with Britt in meaningful ways by embracing Teddy Abrams, our new Music Director, and financially supporting the new Performance Garden construction project.

As the year draws to a close, it is once again time to remind you that Britt is a member-based non-profit organization. Member support makes it possible for Britt to create imaginative programs that connect people to the performing arts and provide you with benefits in return. Your membership donation supports concerts, artist collaborations, our annual Classical Festival, school programs and year-round education and community engagement efforts. Joining Britt makes you a fundamental part of our success and gives you special access to the cultural treasure located here in Jacksonville.

The staff and Britt Board are very aware of how fortunate we are to continue to be able to do the work we care so deeply about with all the wonderful people of Jacksonville. As 2014 comes to a close, we thank you for your ongoing friendship and partnership. We are better together.