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MyStage Build-Out Fund

Youth and the Arts / Marquee Youth Stage

It is our mission to broaden the reach and impact of theatre so that students of all abilities, ethnicities, skills and economic backgrounds may benefit, thereby increasing performing arts opportunities in order to inspire creativity, support, enrich and empower youth with the skills and knowledge of how the arts can serve and influence the community at large.
  • $7,023

    Raised

  • $100,000

    Goal

  • 6

    Supporters

  • 115

    Days Remaining

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    Andrew Bordoni

    $25.63 monthly / 4 days ago

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    Vaughn and Jennifer Moore

    $2,500.00 / 7 days ago

    Vaughn and Jennifer Moore are proud to help sponsor the Build-Out Fund to Support Youth and the Arts. We strongly believe in giving back to our community and this is a wonderful cause. We believe in the mission of MYS and look forward to the next chapter!!!!

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    Vaughn and Jennifer Moore

    $2,500.00 / 7 days ago

    AIT Worldwide Logistics believes in supporting our youth and the arts in our communities. The Fox Valley community is very fortunate to have Marquee Youth Stage available for our youth!

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    MYS - Lock-In

    $1,260.00 / 11 days ago

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    Pound Fundraiser

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    $176.00 / 30 days ago

About MyStage Build-Out Fund

Marquee Youth Stage (MyStage) is reaching out to you at a pivotal time in the arts community.  Recently, MyStage has received news that we will no longer be able to operate in our space after May 31st of this year. Upon hearing that our current location will be demolished to make way for new development, our supportive community has come together to inspire us to continue and build on our mission by mobilizing and expanding our platform.  We hope that we can band together as a community to make a lasting difference in youth and the arts

MyStage, a 501(c)3 arts organization has produced hundreds of plays, musicals, improv shows,  performing arts classes and workshops in the Fox Valley area since 2011. What began as a cast of 51 performers has grown to thousands of performers and a supportive arts community that have come to call MyStage their “second home”.  It is our mission to broaden the reach and impact of theatre so that students of all abilities, ethnicities, skills and economic backgrounds may benefit, thereby increasing performing arts opportunities in order to inspire creativity, support, enrich and empower youth with the skills and knowledge of how the arts can serve and influence the community at large.

Much planning is currently underway, and MyStage is excited to embark on the opportunity to make an even deeper impact by creating a performance and presentation space for youth stakeholders in our community. 

Our current strategic plan involves 3 key phases of development and the timing is critical to how quickly we reach our fundraising goals:

Phase I:   Move to new space with 100 seat black-box theatre (estimated cost of $35,000 by Oct. 2017)

Phase II:  Expand new space to include a 200 seat theatre (estimated cost of $65,000)

Phase III: Expanded programming and operational sustainability  

Your donation(s) are vital to the continued growth of MyStage. We welcome gifts of any size and encourage donors to give in the way that feels most meaningful to them.

Through a one-time or recurring annual gift, businesses, individuals and family members can support our core values and make a lasting difference through the ISEE MyStage Fund to build a new home studio. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which means your gift is fully tax deductible. If you'd like to maximize your donation, please check with your company to see if they participate in employee matching gifts.  

 Build-Out Sponsorship Levels 

 Support our core values and help build a new home for MyStage.
  Inspire  $2,500+ 
Inspire Sponsors  will be recognized on a plaque in a prominent location at the new studio and be acknowledged in all playbills  plus have access to VIP seating for our 2017/2018 season.

Support  $1,500+ Support Sponsors will be recognized in our new studio and in all playbills for our 2017/2018 season.

 Enrich $500+ Enrich Sponsors allow us to continue our  mission of enriching youth and will be recognized  in our playbill for the remainder of the 2017 season.

 Empower  $100+ Empower Sponsors give us the ability to empower
youth through plays and musicals and will be recognized in our opening show playbill.

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$25-$99 Build-Out Sponsors help to get us closer  to reaching our goal and will be given special  thanks in our opening show playbill.    


In addition to helping us raise funds to support the MyStage build-out, donations of carpentry services, supplies and materials, along with design and engineering services are also invaluable to our ambitious endeavor. Please email connie.flores@marqueeyouth.org to donate a product or service to benefit our build-out.

Reaching our goal of $100,000 will allow us to bring  our vision to life:
1. Professionally designed 200 seat ADA accessible theatre with tiered theatre seating. Additional 75 seat cabaret style black-box studio theatre.  
2. Fully appointed ADA accessible meeting rooms, kitchen, restrooms and practice rooms 
3. Recording studio for training, recording and mass media project 
    capabilities
4.  Partnership with Powerhouse Productions and proposed Technical 
     School of Arts
5. Ability to grow with the space for generations of new young performers to come!

On behalf of youth and the arts community at MyStage, thank you for joining us in make a lasting and impactful difference! We will continue to keep you updated as we reach milestones in building our new studio home.       

~ Much love and gratitude from the Marquee Youth family

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