Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Foundation

Educate, Inspire, Enrich

aka Sandler Center Foundation   |   Virginia Beach, VA   |  www.sandlercenterfoundation.org

Mission

The Sandler Center Foundation serves the community through its three pillars: education, community outreach programs and performance underwriting. Each of these pillars is an important part of the Sandler Center Foundation’s mission to educate, inspire, enrich and build our community, strengthen local arts organizations, and instill an appreciation of the arts in future generations through the underwriting of world-class performances at the Sandler Center.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Ms. Lisa A. Baehre

Main address

201 Market St.

Virginia Beach, VA 23462 USA

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Formerly known as

Virginia Beach Performing Arts Foundation

EIN

20-2409231

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Sandler Center Foundation's goal is to make the performing arts accessible to all. The performing arts is a window to different cultures and a form of expression through voice, dance, and other forms of creativity. It can be used as a teaching method, to open minds and tap into an audience's emotions. Attending a performing arts venue is an experience that the Foundation believes benefits its community, and the Foundation wants that opportunity available to residents and guests, despite income level.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Education Program

Arts education is a vital component of the Sandler Center Foundation’s mission, and we are committed to making quality arts programming available and accessible to the youth of our community. The Education Program is a comprehensive and multi-faceted one that now serves over 20,000 students annually through live performing arts matinees at the Sandler Center, outreach to students with special needs, “on-the-road” performances offered in partnership with Richmond Ballet (the State Ballet of Virginia), and interactive STEM Lab exhibits at U.S. Navy events.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)

Community Outreach Programs includes partnerships and grantmaking to support other non-profit organizations championing for the performing arts. Partnerships include the U.S. Navy and Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP). Programs include Local Heroes and Special Needs Outreach. The Local Heroes Program provides first responders, military service members and Gold Star Families the opportunity to attend a resident company performance at no cost. The Special Needs Outreach includes serving special needs students through our educational matinee programming and hostine evening sensory-friendly performances for special needs individuals and their families and caretakers. These program partnerships help fulfill the Sandler Center Foundation’s goal of enriching and building the community. Collectively these community programs have reached and inspired 1,500+ Hampton Roads families. Through our strategic partnerships and program support, a love of the arts has been further instilled in our community.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

The Foundation is committed to its original mission to provide a home for local resident performing arts companies and to ensure our community has access to world-class and culturally diverse performances through its underwriting of performances at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. Through this program, the Sandler Center Foundation is able to offer cultural enrichment experiences that would otherwise be cost prohibitive for a venue or market of our size. We can create a more intimate and interactive event that the audience will remember for years. Through the Foundation's Giving Circle, grants are awarded to Sandler Center resident companies and Giving Circle members choose which world-class performance to underwrite.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Charting impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

The Sandler Center Foundation's goal is to provide opportunities for the community, despite age, income level, race, gender or sexual orientation, to attend a performing arts event at the Sandler Center designed to educate, inspire and enrich.

The Sandler Center Foundation has developed programs and partnerships that, along with the support of our generous donors, support the mission and contribute to the Foundation educating, inspiring and enriching the lives of community members.

Donor stewardship and community networking are the tried and true methods for many non-profits to meet their goals. The Sandler Center Foundation is no exception to this rule. The Foundation keeps its donors and community members involved through many hosted events, newsletters, and other social media outlets. Our donors are welcome to stop by any time!

Their are many ways to measure the success of our programs. They include:<br/>1) participant feedback<br/>2) meeting fundraising goals<br/>3) establishing partnerships and collaborations

The Sandler Center Foundation has accomplished the following: 1) The Education Program serves over 20,000 Pre-K through 8th grade students annually. The students attend matineess at the Sandler Center, which are SOL-aligned and include character development opportunities, and students are able to interact with the hands-on STEAM exhibit presented through the U.S. Navy's STEM Lab Learning Days. 2) Provide funding for over 11,000 students annually to see an educational matinee! 3) Nine Resident Companies receive support through the Local Heroes program, as well as the families of first responders, military service members, and Gold Star Families! 4) Provide sensory-friendly evening performances at no charge for individuals with special needs and their families and caretakers. 5) Underwrite major performances and support resident companies through the Giving Circle. The Sandler Center Foundation will continue to provide the above programming and is open to partnerships that have a similar mission to educate, inspire and enrich through performing arts opportunities.

Financials

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Keywords

Performing Arts, Education, Culture