Friday, May 16, 2014

The Annual Chairman's Gala Unmask The Night

Susan Stockton and Founding Community Board of Directors 
to be Honored at Annual Chairman's Gala

The Annual Chairman's Gala Unmask The Night will be held on Wednesday, May 28 to benefit the Center's mission and honor the 2013 Distinguished Service Award recipients. The Fox Cities P.A.C. Board of Directors Chairman, John J. Hogerty II, will present the award at the gala to President Susan Stockton and the Center's Founding Community Board of Directors. 

2013 Distinguished Service Award Recipients:
Susan Stockton
Founding Community Board of Directors

  • John F. Bergstrom
  • Richard A. Bergstrom
  • Oscar C. Boldt
  • Robert C. Buchanan
  • John O. Gilbert
  • Timothy M. Hanna
  • James R. Hayes
  • Paul J. Heid
  • Michael Marsden
  • Thomas J. Prosser
  • Walter S. Rugland
  • Kathi P. Seifert

Susan Stockton and select members of the Founding Community Board of Directors* spoke on a panel at the Center's 10th Anniversary Open House on August 17, 2012. (l to r: Susan Stockton, Walter S. Rugland*, Paul J. Heid*, Timothy M. Hanna*, Kathi P. Seifert*, Paul Coenen (Vice President of Northern Operations of The Boldt Company), John F. Bergstrom*, Oscar C. Boldt*, moderator Dan Flannery (Executive Editor at Post-Crescent Media). 

The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to members of the community or organizations in the community that have contributed to the Center’s success in a significant and meaningful way. Past honorees have advocated for the Center, contributed financially to the Center, assisted in the organization’s fundraising campaigns, programming or other activities advancing the Fox Cities P.A.C.’s mission. 

“This will be a special evening to celebrate Susan Stockton’s 10+ years of leadership and the Founding Community Board of Directors’ vision and dedication. Our remarkable Performing Arts Center would not exist today without their efforts, ” said Hogerty.

Join in the celebration at this year's Annual Chairman's Gala Unmask The Night, including cocktails, dinner, live auction items and more! Tickets are limited and on sale now

Thursday, May 8, 2014

$23 Million Raised-to-Date Toward Keystone Campaign

$23 Million Raised-to-Date Toward Keystone Campaign
$2 Million To Go

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce that $23 million dollars of contributions and pledges has been raised-to-date toward the Keystone Campaign, a $25 million endowment fund to support the arts now and for future generations. The funds raised will provide long-term financial stability to the nonprofit’s long-range business plan.

The Keystone Campaign was publicly announced in Nov. 2012. At the time of the announcement $17 million in contributions and pledges had been raised during a quiet leadership phase. Over the last year and a half the campaign received $6 million from individuals and businesses that made muti-year pledges, cash gifts, legacy gifts or donated to memorialize a loved one who was passionate about the arts.

The Keystone Campaign supports the Center’s subsidized mission-based programs by:
  • ·         Providing sufficient cash reserves to weather the volatility of the theater business
  • ·         Generating capital for unanticipated challenges like downturns in the economy
  • ·         Protecting and maintaining the facility by planning for long-term maintenance needs

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Sister Act's Florrie Bagel Shows Her Backstage Space

As Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act, Florrie Bagel’s character would probably have strict guidelines in decorating her personal space at the convent. But in her dressing room on the show's national tour, the actress makes herself at home with citrusy fragrances and a yoga mat. Check out Bagel’s tour of her backstage must-haves!

“I like to surround myself with uplifting quotes, usually on cards, colorful books or little scribblings. It's nice to have inspiring words around me.”

“This LUSH fragrance is lemongrass, patchouli and sweet orange, and it makes me so happy to put a little dab on. The solid perfume stick is really subtle, which is good because I don't want to flaunt my fragrance in the convent.”

“I got this amazing Aladdin tea infuser tumbler, and I take it everywhere now. Backstage, I make sure to take a big ol' sip in between ‘Raise Your Voice’ and ‘Take Me to Heaven.’”

“I love yoga, so my Jade yoga mat is essential. Yoga centers me and connects me to my breath. It also helps to combat the stiff shoulders and 'nun-neck' from wearing the habits and veils.”

See Florrie Bagel in Sister Act at the Fox Cities P.A.C. May 6-11!
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