Keeping a roof over their heads….
Jan Bollwinkel-Smith says there’s exciting news on the fundraising front for the Community Theatre, which helps assure, among other things, that the place won’t leak. Here’s more:
Theatre Receives $60,000 Challenge Grant
The San Juan Community Theatre is receiving a boost in efforts to maintain its 20-year-old facility.
The Confidence Foundation of Southern California has awarded the Theatre a $60,000 challenge grant to aid in repairs to its roof and replacement of an exterior wall.
“This is an amazing opportunity for us and we are very grateful to the Foundation,” said SJCT Executive Director Merritt Olsen. “We can now move forward to make sure we have a sound roof over our heads for the next 20 years!”
The Confidence Foundation has been a long-time supporter of the Theatre, including providing a major matching grant in 1985 to jumpstart the building of the Theatre and most recently, financially supporting the building of the Theatre’s rehearsal and workshop facility, PARC.
In order to use the Confidence Foundation funds, the Theatre will need to seek $60,000 in matching funds from community members. “We are very hopeful our community will follow through and help us ensure their Theatre continues to thrive,” said Olsen.
For more information on these Theatre efforts, contact Merritt Olsen at 378-3211, ext. 29.