Symphony receives grant for board development

The Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra is among the five latest winners of a grant to support board development.

The Grand Junction orchestra received a $4,000 grant through the MetLife Foundation and League of American Orchestras. Orchestras are selected for grants through a competitive process that assesses their plans for board development, short- and long-term effects and measurement of results. Participating orchestra boards also complete a self-assessment

“We are embarking on a very big project with the renovations of the Avalon Theater and the entire board felt it was important to have a consultant come in and help us with our board recruitment and processes,” said Michael Schwerin, executive director of the Grand Junction

Symphony Orchestra. “We are grateful that the League of American Orchestras recognized that we are at an important crossroads in our organization’s history and we needed this help to have a positive impact on the GJSO and the entire Grand Junction community.”

Established by the MetLife insurance corporation, the MetLife Foundation supports civic, cultural, educational and health organization and programs.