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2015-16 Impact Report

This Impact Report for our 2015-16 Season presented an interesting opportunity from the start: we began the year as the UW World Series and ended it as Meany Center for the Performing Arts—so what name should we put on the cover? And how should we credit our many accomplishments over the Season? As you read through the full report, I think you’ll see that our name may have changed, but our dedication to our mission has never wavered. From our first performance to our last, we have strived to connect diverse audiences with visionary artists and ideas; nurture a culture of shared discovery through collaboration and exploration; and inspire our community on campus and off through transformative artistic experiences.
Our artistic, educational and community outreach programming is rooted in our core values of excellence, innovation, connection and inspiration. Nearly 35,000 people attended performances at Meany Hall this past season; more than 10,000 public school children experienced the exhilaration of live performance at free matinees or in-school concerts and residencies; and many hundreds of UW Students and community members of all ages had the opportunity to engage with the artists through master classes, lectures, free performances and more through the 80-plus outreach activities we offered during the season.
The UW World Series thanks you, our friends and donors, for 37 years of unstinting support. Meany Center for the Performing Arts looks forward to sharing our mission with you for many more decades to come.
With Gratitude,
Michelle Witt
Executive and Artistic Director