The Friends of the Florence Events Center
The Friends of the Florence Events Center are an all-volunteer, nonprofit entity created in the early 1990s for the sole purpose of providing support to the Florence Events Center (FEC). This “support” takes many forms, including planning and executing various fundraisers and provision of many volunteer hours. The largest of the fundraisers are the Winter Music Festival and the Festival of Books. Net proceeds are used to fund additional fundraisers and are used for FEC projects as requested by the FEC director.
The Friends are run by a board of directors elected to two-year terms, hold monthly meetings, and work closely with the FEC’s director and staff. A cornerstone of the Friends’ annual agenda is the distribution of performance grants to qualifying nonprofits. Grants are in response to an annual application process and total approximately $5,000 each year.
The Friends’ current membership hovers around 100 and volunteer opportunities run the gamut. Attendance of meetings, planning and executing events, learning facility operations and functions, and performing physical labor.
Volunteers are coordinated by the staff of the Florence Events Center. To express your interest please call 541-997-1994 or stop by 715 Quince Street in Florence, OR. Oh, and thanks for your interest!