'It's the same story everywhere,' the Shreveporter said. 'We're needing to raise money.'
Harrison, also a Shreveport Opera board member, is part of the pack of large-scale contributors whose donations make up the financial backbone of most local arts organizations.
But local fund-raisers also still aren't sure who the next generation of big arts donors are going to be. With that and with dwindling corporate support, Shreveport's nonprofit arts groups are overhauling their funding strategies and are looking for new ways to target the next generation of private donors."