Not Just Surviving but Thriving: Staying Sustainable for Years to Come

Posted by Free Library of Philadelphia on September 10, 2018

While the notion of a financially sustainable nonprofit in the Arts may seem impossible to attain, the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale has overcome the odds. As the world-renowned performance group celebrates its 50th anniversary, Executive Director Stephan Stoeckl and Artistic Director Jeffrey R. Smith are pleased to share their views on how to keep a nonprofit vibrant, relevant and fiscally sound.

About Stephan Stoeckl, Jeffrey R. Smith and the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale

Stephan Stoeckl first joined the staff of the Philadelphia Boys Choir as marketing director in 2009. He was selected to be executive director in 2016. Jeffrey R. Smith is an alumnus of the Choir and stepped into the position of music director in 2004. The Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale is known as “America’s Ambassadors of Song,” having proudly represented both the City of Philadelphia and the United States on its many concert tours across the globe. The Choir is comprised of talented boys from around the region, and the Chorale of former Choir members, talented dads and others. The organization also offers a program for girls, the Philadelphia Girls Choir, which has grown tremendously since its creation in 2012.

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Thursday, September 20 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Parkway Central | 4th Floor | Skyline Room

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