Help rename the Friends of the FEC


The Friends of the Florence Events Center is actively working on the process of rebranding

April 3, 2020 — Want your name to go down in Florence history? Looking to make a valuable contribution to our community that won’t cost you a cent? Here is your chance!

Despite the current need for social distancing, the Friends of the Florence Events Center is actively working from home in the process of rebranding. 

This vibrant 501(c)3, also known as the Friends of the FEC, exists to support the events center through staging events, raising funds and volunteering. It is a separate entity from the city-owned FEC.

A short list of the Friends’ efforts includes:  

  1. Sponsoring activities at the FEC: Festival of Books, Indoor Yard Sale, Art Gallery galas, performances such as the Winter Music Festival and more.
  2. Coordinating with the FEC director to upgrade office equipment, backstage tech and theater lighting and sound.
  3. Awarding “performance grants” to local nonprofits, thereby increasing the use of Florence’s premier performing arts venue. In other words, the Friends help pay the theater rent for the Siuslaw middle high school Bands and Choirs, Florence Community PTA, CROW, The Last Resort Players and others.
  4. Volunteering! The Friends help stage events such as the State of the City Expo, Florence Food Share Crab Crack, the Country Music Series Concerts and others.

Sound positive? YES IT IS!   

But the Friends of FEC needs your help finding a new name that represents who we are and what we do. To help stimulate your creative juices, the winner will receive $100, along with a personalized brick, placed in the FEC Walk of Fame at the main entrance.  

To win, simply submit your idea and have it chosen as the best representation of our organization. 

“FEC Money Makers”? Probably not a winner. “Worker Bees”? Not much better. Surely you can come up with a zinger of a name that tells the world about the Friends’ goals and activities.

People are welcome to send in more than one idea. So grab a latte and let your imagination run wild. 

Send all submissions via email to Friends of the FEC Vice President Ken Janowski at [email protected] by April 30, and start figuring out where to spend the easiest $100 you ever made.

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