Scores and Comments

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

Application Details

Proposal TypeCultural Facilities - New Construction
Request Amount
Total Score827.000
Average Score91.889

Panelist Scores

Panelist ScopeOfWork MatchingFunds ProjectImpact Total
Benson Lois 30 26 33 89
Davis LaVon Bracy
Deratany Tim 28 28 36 92
Dickenson Katharine 26 26 35 87
Fraser Towson 29 29 35 93
Lochrie Glenn 30 28 36 94
McMath Hope 30 30 30 90
Olson Terry 29 29 39 97
Townsend Kathryn 26 28 35 89
Williams Pat 29 29 38 96


Benson Lois - Score: 89.000
Of course this is a good grant. In terms of impact and arts center in an underserved,geographically remote and economically depress area will always have great impact that an addition of rehearsal space to a huge thriving arts center. I would like to see and broader donor base, but obviously you have successfully gone to your community for funds. I love your mission.
Davis LaVon Bracy - Score: 0
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Deratany Tim - Score: 92.000
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Dickenson Katharine - Score: 87.000

...wasn't the Rooftop Garden completed in the last grant(2016)? I am dying to see it next week.

Is any landscaping included in this grant or is all the requested grant money going to the Large Rehearsal Hall project?

Fraser Towson - Score: 93.000
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Lochrie Glenn - Score: 94.000
The scope of work was very detailed. Financial Impact of Project statement would have benefited from estimates of the impact. How many organizations will come if the project is complete? Measurable outcomes and goals are always encouraged. This grant fits in with the stated goals of the grant program. Would have liked to hear any plans around accessibility. Exactly the kind of letter of support I look for, from organizations that use the facilities.
McMath Hope - Score: 90.000

Biggest question is on need as the building is only 2 years old and the organization's budget is more than $37 million.  Does not put into question the quality of the program and the need for this specific space, but it is a question of need and impact when there are limited state resources.

The Project Impact also comes off more as a "nice to have" than a real need with substantial impact on the organization and/or the community.

Otherwise a strong program and a well written grant.

Matching funds...are these for the overall multi-year campaign, annual operating donors, or those providing a match for this project?

Operating budget reflected nearly $2mm deficit, which is covered by preopening reserves.  How is budget looking for coming year or two?

Olson Terry - Score: 97.000
Appreciate letters of support from users and minority communities, not just political leaders (who, of course support money coming into their communities).
Townsend Kathryn - Score: 89.000
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Williams Pat - Score: 96.000
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