Oakland Ballet Gets Leg-Up On Fund-Raising

Oakland Ballet needs $500,000 by the end of the month or it will go out of business. What seemed like an impossible fundraising goal, though, is now closer. “The troupe, which had collected about $53,000, now has announced the pledge of a matching grant of $200,000 from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Sufficient contributions to match that grant would put the ballet within $47,000 of its goal.”