In Honor of 17 Years…

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In Honor of 17 Years… 2017-02-16T14:59:47+00:00
“Let’s go for it. I think we can do it!” were Penny’s words to the campaign committee. This committee, already at work, has as its members: Kim Villanueva, Past President; Polly Poskin, Past Board Member; Ann Frescura, Past Executive Director; Scott Brandt, SAAC Administrative VP; and Linda Claussen, new SAAC Board Member. Not wanting any retirement gifts, Executive Director Penny Wollan-Kriel opted for appreciation to be shown through a campaign to re-establish a reserve fund for the Springfield Area Arts Council. When Penny moved into the position as Acting Director in 2009, reserves which once had been available were depleted. The US economy and the SAAC budget had suffered severely. Now Penny wants her successor to have a small cushion beyond the usual budget considerations. Upon figuring out a three-month bare essentials budget requirement, Penny realized the approximate $17,000 figure was a perfect match to her 17 years of SAAC employment. Was it synchronicity or just a coincidence – who knows? 

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