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LAS CASAS FOUNDATION

aka Foundation for Cultural Arts in San Antonio   |   San Antonio, TX   |  www.lascasasfoundation.org

Mission

Las Casas Foundation invests in the past, present, and future of the performing arts by preserving historic theatres, cultivating young theatre artists, and supporting theatre programs within the community.

Ruling year info

1988

CEO

Ms. Kaye Lenox

Director of Operations

Ms. Doren Fein

Main address

222 East Houston St. #640

San Antonio, TX 78205 USA

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EIN

74-2512597

NTEE code info

Performing Arts (A60)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

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Our programs

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Las Casas Performing Arts Scholarship Program and Joci Awards

This rigorous talent-based scholarship competition attracts more than 150 college-bound applicants in Texas. Categories include acting, vocal, dance, Best Lead Actress and Best Lead Actor in a High School Musical. All applicants receive enriching educational experiences including one-on-one workshops and participating in a preliminary audition. 25 finalists are selected to perform at the Joci Awards where they earn scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $16,000.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Designed to bridge the gap for students with an interest in the performing arts who lack the means or access to participate, Las Casas works with partnering organizations (local community theatres, school districts, etc) to select students who attend Broadway Across America performances at the Majestic Theatre. Students also participate in master classes with the touring cast and they go backstage for tours and talkbacks with production professionals.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth

In addition to serving as the culminating showcase for the Performing Arts Scholarship Program, the Joci Awards serve as a Regional Awards Program for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York City. Las Casas sends teams of adjudicators to watch students in their full-length high school musicals. These scores are combined with those earned at the Preliminary Auditions and the Joci Awards to determine one Best Lead Actor and one Best Lead Actress who will represent the region in New York City.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Camp Broadway is a 5-day program that features instruction in singing, dancing, acting and master classes which culminates in a performance on stage at Las Casas Foundation's Charline McCombs Empire Theater. Camp Broadway’s Original Summer Program enables theater-loving kids, ages 10-17, to develop their confidence, character and presentation skills through ensemble performance. Our staff will immerse your child in an authentic Broadway rehearsal process that allows all campers to be successful regardless of experience level. Inspired by Broadway’s cherished works and steeped in its grand traditions, Camp Broadway is designed to build confidence, inspire creative expression, and instill well-being in both aspiring artists and future audiences.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Las Casas' first commitment was to restore the Majestic Theatre as the cornerstone of the San Antonio Performing Arts Center. In 1928-1929, it took 11 months to build at a cost of $3 million. In 1988-1989, it took 11 months to restore at an approximate cost of $4.5 million.
The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre was the second venue to be restored as part of the San Antonio Performing Arts Center. After being dark for nearly 25 years, this golden-jewel was restored in 1998 at an approximate cost of $5.5 million.
The San Antonio Performing Arts Center has stimulated economic activity in the downtown area by bringing the community back into the heart of the city. Additionally, the San Antonio Performing Arts Center has attracted to the downtown area major corporations, businesses, restaurants and retailers.
Since the near completion of both these theatres, the Las Casas Foundation has directed their efforts to our annual scholarship competition awarding over 100,000 dollars each year and funding additional performing arts education opportunities.

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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LAS CASAS FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 07/27/2022
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Board co-chair

Mr. Kevin Parman

The Parman Group


Board co-chair

Ms. Joci Straus

Civic Leader

Jocelyn Straus

Frank Ruttenberg

Kevin Parman

Linda Tillery

Jay Higginson

Eric Dupre

Bonnie Reed

V. T. Wood

Teri Hospers

Steve Johnson

Sue Ann Pemberton

Ruth Chang

Mary Doggett

Connie McNab

Linde Murphy

Barbie O'Connor

Erika Prosper

Clay Richmond

Lyn Selig

Angie Stone

Nancy Strehlow

Jerry Salinas

Ashley Quintanilla

Thomas Nyman

Kathy Rhoads

Angela Johnson

Beth Morgan

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes