You can read the entire report here, which includes a complete breakout of revenues and expenses. Overall, a great award winning mid year event for DG. Expenses ran past revenues, and it is examined with some recommendations.
Items in need of rethinking:
- The Thursday night benefit concert drew fewer than 900 attendees compared to 2007’s 2,900. By any standard a precipitous drop, event organizers learned the band is critical. 2007’s Gin Blossoms were no longer a top act, but were well known; 2008’s Vertical Limit was a late 90’s one hit wonder that was not well known.
- The parking garage needed police help, and seemed a bit of a stretch for any charity group to handle. Only one group even applied in 2008, despite earning over $$5,200.