The Blue Ribbon is The Music Center’s premier women’s support organization and one of its largest donors. The Blue Ribbon has enriched the lives of the greater Los Angeles community through its commitment to arts education, volunteerism and financial support for The Music Center and its resident companies.
A Message from The Blue Ribbon President, Terri Kohl
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the work of The Blue Ribbon, the premier women’s support organization for The Music Center and one of its largest donors. For over fifty years, the women of The Blue Ribbon have set the bar in Los Angeles for their ongoing commitment to arts education, volunteerism and financial support for The Music Center and its resident companies.
As we begin our next chapter, the words of Blue Ribbon founder, Dorothy Chandler, still resonate -- “A life without commitment, without dedication to a purpose beyond ourselves, and without a close partnership is only half a life.” For the women of today’s Blue Ribbon, we embrace that sentiment.
We will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival in March 2020 on the newly renovated and energized Music Center Plaza where we recently cut the ribbon for the new Blue Ribbon Garden. The 2020 Children’s Festival promises to be a keystone event this season as another 18,000 fifth graders will arrive at The Music Center to experience the performing arts on what is quickly becoming known as “The Plaza for All.”
Recently, my husband Jerry and I, created a challenge grant to benefit two initiatives—The Music Center’s Arts Fund and our own Children’s Festival Endowment to help raise funds to advance transformative arts experiences for both students and all Angelenos and to ensure the future of The Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival for years to come.
The Blue Ribbon members believe the performing arts are a true gift to humanity, and we deeply wish to share that gift the best we know how—to provide financial support to The Music Center and its resident companies, and to their many programs that introduce Angelenos, at every age, to the joy of music, dance and theatre. We encourage others to join our efforts.
I am so proud to carry on The Blue Ribbon legacy and honored to work with you all as President to make Blue Ribbon better than ever.
President, The Blue Ribbon
The Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival
Blue Ribbon members fully staff and fund the annual three-day The Blue Ribbon Children's Festival, which brings 18,000 5th graders to The Music Center to experience live performance - many for the first-time ever. Learn more ›