April 28, 2020

Volunteers serve at the 2019 Scottsdale Arts Festival. Photo: Chris Loomis

A ‘Thank You’ to Our Volunteers

This #GivingTuesdayNow, May 5, 2020, Scottsdale Arts is taking part in a global celebration of giving by giving thanks to our community. Over the next week, keep an eye on our social media accounts and the Scottsdale Arts Connections blog for special shout-outs of our tremendous gratitude to generous groups in our community who make the arts possible for all. And participate with us on #GivingTuesdayNow, May 5, for the opportunity to celebrate our shared humanity at a time when the world needs unity and hope above all. 

Today, we’re thanking our volunteers and ushers with the following love letter from our leadership at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts: 

To our volunteers across Scottsdale Arts, 

We miss you! You are the smiling faces that our patrons see first at performances, in The Store, at the box office, and supporting our many festivals and events. Your warm and welcoming attitude makes a lasting impression on our thousands of patrons and members and sets the stage for the experience our audiences have with us. In the case of our matinee field trips to the Center, your friendly and helpful directions support hundreds of school children each year—some of whom are experiencing a live arts performance for the first time! 

We know your time is precious, and we thank you for your dedication and continued support. You choose to volunteer for many reasons, and we are grateful for each minute you give. Many of you have volunteered for decades, some of you have worked with us a couple of years, and maybe others just recently became a part of Scottsdale Arts. Your unique experiences, backgrounds, and tastes are what makes our volunteer team so well-rounded and helpful for us and for our visitors. As volunteers have come and gone throughout the years and we continue to evolve and grow our circle of volunteers, many of you step up to mentor the younger generations and help them become a part of the camaraderie. 

Many of you are also members at varying levels and support the organization in so many other important ways. You are not only our volunteers, but we consider you a part of our teams and part of the Scottsdale Arts family. You are our front lines—we couldn’t operate our day-to-day business without you! Yours is a friendship we cherish! 

So, for all these efforts, we thank you, not only during these difficult moments in time, but truly every day. We can’t wait to see all of you and hope you continue to stay safe and healthy! 

With gratitude, 

Abbey Messmer, Meribeth Reeves, and Jamie Prins, on behalf of all our teams 

Learn more about our volunteer program.

About #GivingTuesdayNow 

#GivingTuesdayNow, on May 5, is a day of generosity and unity—a day to come together and give back in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all backgrounds together across the globe. Scottsdale Arts is sharing tremendous thanks to arts lovers and advocates for their support in good times and in challenging times alike. 

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