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Colorado Springs Philharmonic Honors Long-Time Supporter and Philanthropist
By Catherine Creppon on May 16, 2016
The Colorado Springs Philharmonic will honor philanthropist and long-time symphony supporter, John Street during the 89th Birthday Cocktail Party — “Puttin’ on the Glitz,” Friday, May 20, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Pinery at the Hill. “Years ago, the Philharmonic was really struggling and was in serious need of a change, and that was when John Street stepped in with generous support and a guiding hand,” said Nathan Newbrough Philharmonic president and CEO. “Everyone knew that the Philharmonic was an essential asset to the community, but John had the business sense and the passion needed to pave the way forward. Today, thanks to his leadership, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic is a well-known story of success.” Street has spent a career launching successful technology companies and serving on several commercial boards ranging from telecommunications and high tech to agricultural-biotech. Since his first job as an accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co., this award-winning entrepreneur has built three businesses garnering Inc. 500 status. He currently is the founder and CEO of Pax8, a leading distributor focused exclusively on cloud services. In 2006, Street joined the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Board and served as Chairman from 2008-2011 when he was named Chairman Emeritus. During that time, Street used his financial
expertise to stabilize the newly emerged Colorado Springs Philharmonic, while also leading the search for new organizational leadership. Street has continued to be an anchor for the organization by donating his time, resources and entrepreneurial skills to secure a strong future for the Philharmonic. In his spare time, Street plays clarinet and piano, while also making past contributions to the Philharmonic as executive producer in 2013 for “Jumpin’
Jazz Kids – A Swinging Jungle Tale,” a Grammy Award finalist for Best Children’s Album category. For more information about the 89th Birthday Cocktail Party including how to make reservations click here.