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Bridget

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Review for Hope Stone, Inc, Houston, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Hope Stone for a number of years, both on their Board and as an adult student of ballet. This has got to be the most welcoming, nurturing arts organization in the region. What other dance company donates an entire section of their main performance each year free to kids who might never otherwise attend an arts/dance performance?

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The quality of instruction at the studio . . . The light in children's eyes when they describe what Hope Stone has meant to them . . The evolution of Hope Stone dancers who are top-notch . . .

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Resign and let Jane Weiner run it. Jane has a deft hand with all three aspects of the organization: Kids' Play, Hope Stone Dance, and the studio.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Ballet has enriched my life. . . and kept me in shape!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Selfless

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Add mini-versions of Kids' Play in all cities in the US.

Ways to make it better...

Jane Weiner had two studios, Hope Stone could perform a major work more than once a year, and Kids' Play could expand to other cities.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

As always for any arts organization, money and space.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Being involved in community is very important and Hope Stone is there.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & Served on board.