Endowment Fund - Foundation for the Performing Art Center - San Luis ObispoFoundation for the Performing Art Center – San Luis Obispo | To elevate the ARTS in our Community
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The Encore Campaign

Securing the Performing Arts Center for future generations.

Historically, the majority of contributions to the Foundation’s endowment have come in the form of bequests and other planned gifts. We very much wish to continue to grow the endowment through “legacy” commitments over time, and desire over the next several years to grow our Legacy Society membership from the current 56 members to well over 100.

More immediately, however, the Foundation has an incredible opportunity to grow its endowment through current gifts from a special fundraising effort. To this end, the Foundation and its Board of Directors launched the quiet phase of the Encore Campaign on September 1, 2013. The Campaign went public on January 22, 2015 during Curtain Up! —a special public event held at the PAC with local performing artists.

The Encore Campaign is the best and only solution toward ensuring that the Performing Arts Center 20 years from now maintains its pristine look and state-of-the-art features, remains as accessible and affordable as it is today, and continues to grow its reach and connection to our youth and to our community.

Please consider joining us in this important task through an endowment gift to support your Performing Arts Center.

Together, we are creating a legacy for current and future generations and preserving all of our investment in a community asset. We invite your support of our world class performing arts center.
Thank you to those that have finished their Encore Pledge. Your generosity secures the Performing Arts Center for future generations to come.

Campaign Leadership

Honorary Chairs:
Carly Baker
Warren Baker
Warren Sinsheimer
Linda Takken
Robert Takken

Executive Committee:
Brendan McAdams, Chair
Libbie Agran
Merikay Peterson Guhring
Brendan McAdams
Clifton Swanson
Barbara Bell

Jill Anderson
Robert Haas
Wayne Lewis
Ziyad Naccasha
Ron Regier
Jill Stollmeyer
Curt Van Inwegen
Linda Wilson

Our Vision for the Center


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For more information about your involvement and support of our campaign, please contact:

Leann Standish
Executive Director
Foundation for the Performing Arts Center
(805) 541-5401 x11

Foundation Mission

Libbie Agran makes first gift to the Encore Campaign

Making the first gift

Each time I enter the theater at the Performing Arts Center, I am transported to a magical place. Music and drama, dance, laughter and lecture open up the world to audiences of all ages. I want to maintain and preserve this beautiful creative space for our community and for future generations. Please join me.
– Libbie Agran

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