ELECTRIC FUND: WE DID IT! 100% RAISED!!!
THANK YOU to the wonderful patrons, artists, and friends of LFT who came forward to help us reach the funding goal (in just 7 weeks) needed to launch the emergency repairs.
The Electrical Work is completed! We have a new distribution box, sub panels, new circuits throughout the building, new overhead wiring, and new energy efficient lighting in the halls, lobby, and Katie’s Place.
A special THANK YOU to our 2 CHALLENGE Donors - Geraldine Fuentes and Jasna Penich - who inspired contributions with their matching pledges,
AND David & Janice Champion who pledged the final 10% needed to close out the fund.
We have Air Conditioning now too!
As you know, we launched an Air Conditioning Campaign in 2015 with the intention to replace our outdated and insufficient system. When we were in the middle of the Electrical work, we realized this hiatus was the perfect time to move ahead with a long-awaited improvement too. So we did! We’re still $2900 short for the AC FUND, but the installation of 2 new units is complete and we’re ready to have a summer of fully air conditioned shows!
What was the Electrical Fund Campaign?:
After recent rains damaged our aged electrical system to the point where we could not run any theatre lights, we completely shut down Little Fish Theatre for 7 weeks to undertake a massive and expensive electrical upgrade demanded by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. As a result, the planned openings of Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Dinner with Friends, and our Improv Night had to be postponed until Late April and May.
A Capital Campaign began and within the time it took for all the repairs, our community rallied to support us!
As you might imagine, this represented a significant financial hit for LFT. The costs for the electrical upgrade were in excess of $28,000. Moreover, every day that LFT was not presenting a show, means a loss of ticket income. With us “going dark” for the 20 shows dates (between Laughter, Dinner, and the Improv Night) we experienced a loss of $30,000 income during March and April.
ELECTRICAL FUND POWER PLAYERS March 2 – April 17
Aziz Ferrague Ariout,
Dency & Moira Nelson,
Urban & Debra Klintworth,
Pat Mills & Jim Goodin,
Arabian Shakespeare Festival,
Susan Delude & Mark Flo – in memory of Ann Donigan,
Cynthia Armstrong – on behalf of Shields Family,
Lora & Richard Sigler,
Dr. James & Judy Nelson,
Don Schlossman – in memory of Sam & Dorothy Siegal,
Linda Grimes & Fred Allen,
Diana & John Mann,
John Charles Meyer,
William Wolski & Holly Baker-Kreiswirth,
Joanne & Allan Peña,
Joel & Gina Earnest,
Charles & Sharon Amos,
Michael & Sandy Sherman,
Joyce & John LeFever
Herb & Arlene Zimmer
Frances & Sidney Wielin – In honor of Sheilds Family,
Tony & Erica Vicker,
Ken & Jane Krick,
John & Linda Bonini,
Gigi Fusco Meese,
Perry & Cindy Shields,
The Dill Family,
Daryl & Mickey France,
Anne & Ray Destabelle,
Rowie & Jeff Wolf,
David Hardy & CaroleAnne Johnson,
Mario Rivas & Kimberly Patterson,
Alan & Elizabeth Johnson,
Tom & Marian O’Donnell,
Ed & Linda Pluemer,
In Memory of Nancy Krokes,
Jim & Linda Howat,
Bruce & Eileen Edelson,
Al & Karen Basiulis,
Anonymous donor – in honor of Rich Perloff,
Danielle Ozymandias & Arthur M Jolly,
Stuart & Lillie Scudder,
David & Janice Champion