THELMA’s first Virtual Telethon THELMA Style a success

Thelma Sadoff Center of the Arts (THELMA) announced that its first Virtual Telethon THELMA Style held last month was a success.

The telethon supplanted our prestigious evening, Windy Dinner THELMA Style, as in-person gatherings were not permitted.

“Through the mix of live and pre-recorded videos from some of our favorite artists, musicians, supporters, and volunteers we told the THELMA story,” said Jacqui Corsi, THELMA’s executive director.

“We are so thankful to all who tuned in, watched and donated,” Corsi said.

While the goal was not quite reached, Corsi called the evening was a success because people who might not have attended an in-person event were able to participate. In addition, THELMA showed that something like that – never attempted before – could be done.

The efforts to raise money will need to continue as an estimated 80% in revenue has been lost due to the pandemic, Corsi said. The site at will up for a year so people may return at any time.

The entertaining evening, in its entirety, is available to view on THELMA’s YouTube channel.

THELMA is located at 51 Sheboygan St., in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac’s Arts and Entertainment District. THELMA is a member-based, privately funded non-profit dedicated to providing arts experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts with major performers, indoor films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings, and all social and corporate gatherings.

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