The Music Center of Los Angeles has set a goal of $12.3 million for its 1987 Unified Fund drive.
The announcement was made Wednesday by Robert H. Smith, vice chairman and chief operating officer of Security Pacific National Bank, who is the chairman of this year's campaign. The goal must be reached by June 30, Smith said.
The campaign, conducted annually by the Music Center, supports the activities of the resident companies: the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Center Theatre Group, the Joffrey Ballet, Music Center Opera Assn., Los Angeles Master Chorale and the Music Center Education Division.
The new figure is susbstantially over last year's goal of $9.5 million. Last year the fund drive raised "close to $9.8 million," Clare Segal, spokeswoman for the Music Center said. She noted that one reason for this year's increased goal is due to the production schedule of the Opera Assn. Also, the center's education division now falls under the fund drive.