Some of you may be aware that we have established the Sierra Nevada Performing Arts Association, as a non-profit organization, to support performing arts schools in Northern Nevada and to provide scholarships to local talented students by sponsoring cultural events, which promote economic development and job creation in our community. Our goal is to turn Reno into a National Music Venue by holding a series of three day themed music festivals during our beautiful summer nights. We hope to begin this tradition in 2014. Once we are firmly established, we will look to Drama for our winter series. Whatever monies we generate from this venture will be used to support our mission. In addition, we have tied this concept to Big Brother Big Sisters so that we can involve kids at risk and just maybe discover a Star among them.
We are holding our first kick off fundraiser, themed The Beginning of Something Brilliant, on April 20th at The Grove 95 Foothill Road, Reno. Please plan to attend for a night of great food, fun and entertainment that will be provided by talented members of our community from Damonte Ranch High School, UNR and the Sierra School of Performing Arts, as well as, others. More details will follow in the months ahead. Our company, Paragon, will under write a substantial portion of this fundraiser; but naturally we welcome others that would like to join us in this new and exciting venture.
I am really pleased to announce the names of our Board Members that will be critical to the growth of SNPAA in the years ahead:
Joseph Morabito – President
Denise Hausauer – VP & Principal of Damonte Ranch High School
Performing Arts Magnet School for Washoe County
Ann Silver – VP & CEO of Big Brother Big Sisters
Benjamin Korn – VP & Director of Development UNR
Randy York – Vice President
Carole Fineberg – Treasurer
Judy Rounds Davis – Secretary
April 20th will be The Beginning of Something Brilliant for our city. I hope to see you at the Grove that night to establish what will become a wonderful tradition in our community.
P.S. Please feel free to pass this email on to your friends and neighbors. We can accommodate about 200 people at The Grove and we would like to fill the room.