The Sierra Madre Community Foundation has awarded a $1,600 grant to the Sierra Madre Playhouse to support its 6th Annual Theater for Young Audiences Series. The funds will help underwrite costs of its March 2019 production of E.B. White’s Stuart Little. The Playhouse’s Theater for Young Audiences series serves the children of Sierra Madre by providing them with an opportunity to experience live theatre at the community’s historic cultural landmark.
“We believe performing arts provide immeasurable added value to an educational curriculum, and that we have an integral role to play in introducing young audiences to live theater,” said Estelle Campbell, the Playhouse’s managing director. “Thanks to the support of organizations like the Sierra Madre Community Foundation, our annual Spring Theater for Young Audiences series has steadily grown since 2014 to now annually serve more than 2,500 local students and teachers.”
For 2018, the Sierra Madre Community Foundation has awarded more than $11,000 in grants to the City of Sierra Madre and several local organizations to support local programs and activities, including Sierra Madre CERT, Halloween Happenings, Huck Finn Derby & Campout, Mount Wilson Trail Race Kids Fun Run, 4th of July Fun Run, Creative Arts Group, Shakespeare Festival, The Gooden School and Alverno Heights Academy.
“We are pleased to support the City and local organizations,” said Michelle Keith, SMCF president. “Through the generous giving of local residents, combined with the oversight by our local volunteer board, we will help keep Sierra Madre a unique community and valued treasure.”
Sierra Madre Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization singularly devoted to Sierra Madre. The Foundation solicits donations to enhance our community by making direct grants, both large and small, to worthy people and organizations that might otherwise be overlooked and also assists other community groups in collecting and distributing funds for programs. If you would like to assist the Foundation as it continues to support Sierra Madre activities and programs, please send your tax deductible donation to the Sierra Madre Community Foundation – P.O. Box 716, Sierra Madre, CA 91025. Checks can be made payable to “Sierra Madre Community Foundation.”