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Helen P.

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Review for A Womans Fund Inc, Urbana, IL, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

This organization has disbanded. It's Rape Crisis services are now handled by Rape Advocacy, Counseling & Education Services, in Urbana.
The rest of this organization's activities have been subsumed by Women in Transition.

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Helping to re-organize the rape related services and education and prevention services after A Woman's Fund disbanded

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

There are none left to make, the organization no longer exists

Role:  General Member of the Public & I work on the board of the successor organization.

Review for Friends of the Daponte String Quartet, Demariscotta, ME, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have enjoyed many of the DaPonte String Quartet's summer concerts; each of them impressed me with the excellence of the performance and the warm professionalism of the performers. After several years of enjoying multiple performances each summer (when I visit the area), I've yet to hear the same piece twice. The DaPonte perpetually push and expand their repertoire, regularly inviting other wonderful artists to perform with them in dazzling quintets. But they don't stop at lovely summer performances during the most attractive season in Maine (when the tourists and their purses bound) -- they continue these performances year round, bringing glorious music to the year round residents.
The DaPonte provides world class musical performances to an audience that might otherwise never get to hear music performed at that level. In addition to their work as performers, the DaPonte work tirelessly to bring music to young students, performing and doing workshops in schools. The members also promote music education in the area by teaching private students.
The DaPonte Quartet is made up of four truly amazing musicians. As such, their strong suit is not scheduling and planning, but learning, teaching, growing and performing. And thus, it is imperative that they have enough money to afford to hire a talented regular manager.

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I have enjoyed their concerts, year after year. I enjoy them so much that I try to make sure my travel plans enable me to catch at least one concert when I visit my parents, who live in Maine. I've also had the blessing of seeing my daughters receive a cello lesson from the cellist in this organization - his teaching skills are amazing

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

I'd love to see them travel to my own community to play. I'd also love to see them be able to afford a truly talented manager, so that the principles could focus on what they do best.

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Role:  Client Served & I have attended concerts in a variety of venues, including historic churches, city concert halls, and the lovely Botanic Gardens.