Presentation to the Board of Selectmen: 9-9-19

Presentation to the Board of Selectmen:  9-9-19

On Monday, September 9th, the Hudson Cultural Alliance introduced itself to Hudson’s Board of Selectmen. We introduced our new nonprofit, our board, and our plans around funding and executing the acquisition and adaptive reuse of our armory. The reception from the Board was rather positive.

Video below. (apologies for the misalignment of the audio and video feeds — not our fault)

Our Plan

The Hudson Cultural Alliance is a new, Hudson-based nonprofit founded by Andy Horvitz (President & Treasurer), Charles Randall (Clerk), and Steve Goldberg, to address the generational opportunity at hand. The founders are joined by Directors Tom Desmond, Ed Nunes, and Ron Sorgman.

We maintain the BID’s vision of bringing a community theater facility to Hudson. This is a multi-year project that will require a great deal of work from many parties.

In the near term, we are focused on acquiring the Armory and rehabilitating and adapting its Grand Hall for a range of uses, including performing arts, visual arts, exhibitions, and a host of community events. We estimate the cost of this phase (“Phase One”) at $1.5M dollars, an investment which will position the Armory to be a revenue-generating, self-sufficient community asset.

 

How You Can Help

The Hudson Cultural Alliance has applied for 501(c)3 certification. We expect to receive this soon from the IRS. Once we doThis will allow for all contributions to be tax-deductible. We are actively seeking donations and sponsorships. We hope our greater community will actively support our efforts, both through donations and spreading the word to family and friends – we need funding.

We urge EVERYONE who recognizes the great benefit to the community this project affords to make your support known. Donations and pledges are welcome right now! Talk to friends and neighbors and family and bosses and local businesses and your bank to all participate in any way they can. Write letters of support to the Town and your State representatives. Help organize fundraisers. Send in any creative ideas to raise money. In short — become a friend of the HCA!

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