SPARC 2020-2021 Gratitude Report

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GRATITUDE REPORT 2020 - 2021


Dear Friends of SPARC, As we conclude SPARC’s 40th anniversary year, I am enormously grateful for this community. With your support, we look onward and upward to the coming year with renewed optimism and focus. In May, I shared with our Board of Directors my plans to wrap up my tenure at SPARC, as I transition to a new chapter as an independent consultant for nonprofits. The Search Committee, comprised of board and community members, is conducting a national search to identify my successor; in the meantime, I continue to serve SPARC and ensure a smooth transition. In my 12 years at SPARC, we have collectively worked to reimagine and transform the way SPARC serves the community, and the promise is bright of an even better tomorrow. I know you will join me in welcoming the new Executive Director, who will no doubt build upon the success of SPARC’s inspirational work. SPARC’s incredibly committed staff is seasoned and ready to lead SPARC’s next chapter. Evelyn Francis, Director of Programs, and Barbara Wells, Director of Development, provide consistency in senior leadership. The outstanding programs team, faculty, development team, and more have been hard at work throughout the pandemic, adapting with new ways of accomplishing SPARC’s vital work and implementing these strategies with expertise and grace. Please look at the staff list included herein and thank a staff member for their contributions to our community! SPARC’s vital commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion was among the highlights of the 2020-2021 year. To better focus our efforts, SPARC established an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Commission, led by a collaborative group of our students, faculty, parents, and staff. Their strategic recommendations will help to shape a more equitable future for the SPARC community, as we work to eliminate barriers and increase access to all aspects our work. As I reflect back on my time here at SPARC, I am humbled by the talent and perseverance demonstrated by all those who helped to make the past year possible. I know that with your ongoing support, SPARC will continue to accomplish astonishing things in the lives of young people. With gratitude,

Ryan Ripperton Executive Director


Discover your shine. It isn’t just a message to our students – it’s a recognition that, in working together in support of SPARC’s exemplary programs, all of us are finding our own light and using it to make the world a better place for the next generation.

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Our Mission To profoundly influence young people's lives through exceptional performing arts education. Photo by Kathy Garrison

Our Vision To inspire the creativity, confidence, and character of every young person in our community. Photo by Tom Topinka


LEADERSHIP Staff Administration

Program Director, New Voices Heather Falks

Executive Director Ryan Ripperton

Campus Attendant Courtney Thompson

Chief Financial Officer Kim Boys

Board of Directors As of August 31, 2021

Bookkeeper Tess Zepp

Officers

Payroll Manager Bonnie Grow Finance Manager Aaron Roland

President Pamela S. Belleman Past President Ronald I. Felmus

Development

First Vice President Marc A. Greenberg

Director of Development Barbara Wells

Second Vice President Trina Lee

Assistant Director of Development Amanda Covington Mullins

Treasurer Fred G. Wood, III

Development Coordinator Victoria Jackson Programs Director of Programs Evelyn Francis Program Director, Training Classes & Workshops Liz Earnest Program Director, Live Art Maura Sinnenberg Program Director, Spectrum and Seasonal Camps Paul Major Program Director, Community Programs Danaë Carter Production & Communications Manager Amy Almond

Secretary Anthony Yoo Directors Christie-Jo Carter Adams Zachary S. Branch Kathryn Fessler Sara Griebel Sheila Hill-Christian Anne-Marie Irani, M.D. Susan Craven Johnson Sidney Koerin Ronald Lanier Clara Pettus Ann Ramage Robert Sauer Joseph Seipel Lisa Sims Sandra Sisisky William Talley Linda M. Warren

SPARC acknowledges and appreciates the work of staff members who departed their positions in FY 2021: Brendan Kennedy (former Program Director, Performance); Sara Marsden (former Director of Communications and Engagement); and Jodi Gray (former Director of Giving and Gratitude).


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OUR PROGRAMS Following a hiatus in programming from March-August 2020, we were thrilled to resume programming in September of 2020, keeping public health guidance at the center of all our work. The community rallied to help us invest in video technology to establish a virtual classroom in the Sara Belle November Educational Theater at SPARC and erect a new training and performance structure in our back lot: the Bill Talley Ford Outdoor Classroom. Our Training Classes and Workshops provided a full roster of virtual and outdoor classes, plus two new models of work this year and a full range of Technical Theater classes. Pop-Ups, in-person one-time workshops held in SPARC’s outdoor classroom for students in grades Pre-K–12, were wildly popular. SPARC Delivered brought in-person socially distanced activities to backyards, driveways, parking lots, and neighborhood parks throughout Richmond. These new models of work and classes helped us expand our reach during another tough year for young people and their families. Spectrum, SPARC’s theater program for high school LGBTQ+ youth and allies, in partnership with Richmond Triangle Players and The Conciliation Lab, held a virtual Town Hall in December of 2020 where students facilitated a conversation about the impact of the pandemic on their lives. In the spring of 2021, youth devised an original work that examined human connection in the virtual production, “Us and Them.” SPARC Productions and Performances relaunched after an abrupt halt at the beginning of 2020. In the fall of 2020, SPARC hosted a virtual play festival with two plays specifically written and designed to be performed on Zoom by SPARC students. In the spring, a radio play based on Hitchcock’s “39 Steps” was taken on by the young people who provided voice acting and foley artistry (live sound effects). An encore presentation of this performance was aired on Virginia Public Media radio!


In summer 2021, SPARC was able to host our first in-person production since early 2020, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” which held rehearsals and performances in SPARC’s Bill Talley Ford Outdoor Classroom. And finally, SPARC’s Touring Ensemble for students in grades 8-12, met outdoors weekly to rehearse in preparation for local events including the Richmond Christmas Parade. FIRE (Friends Igniting Real Experiences), SPARC’s youth-founded and youth-led high school outreach group, organized an outdoor festival for youth and families this past summer. This brought our community back to SPARC for games, activities, balloon fights, and a performance by the Touring Ensemble. Live Art, our groundbreaking arts program for youth with and without disabilities, was in full swing in the outdoor classroom for the full year. Live Art is an expression of SPARC’s commitment to accessibility, creating a culture of artistic exploration rooted in compassion, acceptance, respect, and empathy. As a final public sharing in the midst of the pandemic, filmmaker Martin Montgomery and his team created a short documentary of each class with a colorful grand finale with all of the students and teaching artists. Youth leadership at SPARC began expanding this year due to the amazing research led by the IYL of SPARC (Igniting Youth Leadership) and the continued dedication of FIRE youth leaders. Over the course of several months, IYL interviewed participants from all of SPARC’s programs in search of feedback about the future of youth leadership and initiatives at SPARC. IYL developed four recommendations which we plan to implement: • Expand the types of performing arts, technical theater, and theater management offerings • Ensure that all programs and projects are accessible and inclusive • Provide more opportunities within programs for youth leadership • Establish a Youth Advisory Council for current students New Voices for the Theater, Stages, and many of our school and community partnerships were put on hold while awaiting progress with the pandemic. We are pleased that a return to programming has begun in 2021-2022 for young people throughout Richmond and beyond.

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FINANCIALS Statement of Activities For the Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2021

Revenues Contributions

$1,083,473

57%

Tuition and Tickets

$442,561

23%

Other Revenue

$380,120

20%

Total Revenue

$1,906,154

Expenses Program Expenses

$1,068,969

73%

Administrative Expenses

$135,891

9%

Fundraising Expenses

$264,703

18%

Total Expenses

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$1,469,563


Revenues

Expenses

Contributions

Program Expenses

Tuition and Tickets

Administrative Expenses

Other Revenue

Fundraising Expenses

Fiscal Year 2021 (Sept. 1, 2020 – Aug. 31, 2021) continued to be a roller coaster financially, as the COVID-19 pandemic caused massive shifts in SPARC’s financial projections. The significant surplus of revenues over expenses shown here is a direct offset to a corresponding loss in the previous year’s financials. The receipt and recognition of Payroll Protection Program forgivable loans and myriad other stimulus and recovery programs effectively “filled in the hole” caused by the catastrophic cancellation and closure of all SPARC activities in the final 5 ½ months of the previous fiscal year. The data shown here summarize the unaudited financial reports for the year ended August 31, 2021. Audited financial statements and tax returns are available upon request, and on demand at Guidestar.org.

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HONOR ROLL We acknowledge with heartfelt appreciation our generous donors who made contributions to SPARC from September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021. We make every effort for accuracy; if you find a mistake or omission, kindly contact the development office.

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Anonymous Foundation Altria Group Jason Mraz Foundation The Robert G. Cabell III & Maude Memorial Foundation for Children Morgan Cabell Foundation Pauley Family Foundation Steve & Kathie Markel R.E.B. Foundation* Memorial Fund* Bill Talley Ford, William Talley U.S. Small Business Administration Virginia Commission for the Arts (Shuttered Venue Operators Grant) Producers ($10,000 - $19,999)

Premier Executive Producers (100,000+)

Executive Producers ($20,000 - $99,999) Bob & Anna Lou Schaberg Foundation Community Foundation for a greater Richmond

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Anonymous All About Presentation The Bales Family Foundation The CarMax Foundation Ron & Benita Felmus The Henry Family Charitable Fund at The Dallas Foundation


Jerry & Ann Samford Sandra Sisisky Mr. & Mrs. James E. Ukrop Western Henrico Rotary Club Patty & Fred Wood

Associate Producers ($5,000 - $9,999) Anonymous Altria Group Matching Gifts Pam & Bruce Belleman Rejena Carreras Find Your Light Foundation Linda W. Mays Charlotte Ann Ramage Reinhart Foundation Robins Foundation Richmond Performing Arts Center Troutman Pepper LLP

Katie Fessler & Cathy Vaughn Sarah & Don Finley GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Chris & Marc Greenberg Paige & Michael Holbert Drs. Anne-Marie Irani & Lawrence Schwartz Beverly & Sidney Koerin Margarete & Siegfried Eckhaus Charitable Trust Sakina Paige & Jamal Thomas Mark & Peggy Resnick Laurie & Robert Ross Joe & Suzanne Seipel Linda Warren * of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond

Directors ($2,500 - $4,999) Nikolai Andresky Peggy & William Berkeley ChemTreat Sam & Kathy Coleman Thomas & Anne Garland Farrell

SPARC is grateful for generous donations from individuals, foundations, and businesses. Over half of SPARC's operating budget is funded by your contributions. Thank you for helping our students shine!


Associate Directors ($1,000 - $2,499)

Patrons ($250 - $999)

Anonymous Christie-Jo Carter Adams Nancy & Scott Belleman Apple, Inc. Michele & Chris Cardiff Red Amp Audio Bryan Carlson & Mark Bouziane Bank of America Charitable CVS Health Foundation Foundation Ella Daniel Dominion Foundation Matching Mr. Nolan Beck Dawn-Marie Bey & Chris Cotropia Gifts Program Shelley & Richard Birbaum Teresa & Christopher Fallon Willis & Mary Blackwood Yvonne & Charles Gold Jim & Ellen Bonbright The Haltom Family Mike & Rhiannon Boyd Kelley Handshaw Kim & Rhoda Boys Mr. & Mrs. J. Sheppard Haw, III Zoe & Ben Bunnell Susan S. Hudgins Jewel & Dean Caven Richmond Primoid, Inc. Eva & Yuriy Cherepnya Kim & Patrick Kacani Zayde & Edwin Child Jo Kennedy David Christian Alan Kirshner & Deb Mihaloff Susan Craven Johnson & Ken Knorr Neville Johnson, Jr. Marsha & Ron Lanier Fred & Cary Dabney Kate & Eric Margolin Mr. & Mrs. John G. Davenport The Micawber Foundation Inc. Mildred P. & John F. Daffron, Sr. Martin Davenport Fund for the Performing Arts* Kerra English Thomas Gay Teri Craig Miles Google Inc. Dr. Jaclyn Miller Matt & Kaarin Gordon Janice Moore The Gore Family Nicole & Chris Mumford Sara Griebel Bob Battle & Ellen Palen Melissa & Sandra Griffin Hadar Pedhazur & Lois Snitkoff Hannah Timmons & Paige Harris Darla & Richard Radcliffe Paulina Hidalgo Thomas T. & Corbin K. Rankin Cathy & Mike High RECO Foundation Sheila Renee Hill-Christian Mr. & Mrs. W. Taylor Reveley III Marion & Guy Horsley RiverFront Investment Group James River High School Robbin Thompson Tribute Fund Amy Johnson Tara & Rob Seward Jill & Andy Stefanovich, a Donor Anne B. Holton & Timothy M. Kaine Mr. & Mrs. Fred Kennett Advised Fund of The U.S. Stephanie Kim Charitable Gift Trust Meda Lane & Christopher English TowneBank Richmond Timothy & Mrs. Kathryn Lavis Foundation Pat Lawson * of the Community Foundation Trina & Hugh Lee for a greater Richmond Cathy & Seth Levy Photo by Tom Topinka


Adrian & Page Luxmoore Beanie MacKenzie Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Markunas McKesson Bob & Sally Mooney Chris & Dena Moore Morton G. & Nancy P. Thalhimer Foundation Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia Judy Nickels Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Nowicki, Jr. Helen & Chip Nunley Lisa & John OBrion Clara & Randy Pettus Philip & Donna Pippert Mark Rankin William l Reinhart Matthew & Janel Reynolds Ryan & Danielle Ripperton Bruce & Tomomi Rubin Ms. Kirsten & Michael Schrag Meredith & Alfred Scott Massie Scott Fund* Autastic Avenues Jonathan & Kelly Stalls Virginia Szmyt The Martin Agency Ukrop's Super Markets, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Hays Watkins Wells Fargo Foundation Educational Matching Gifts Program Barbara S. Wells Greg & Taffy Williams The Wolver Family Anthony & Susan Yoo

Friends ($1 - $249) Anonymous (10) Jacob C. Aaron, Jr. Amma Abbey Vivian Addotey Katherine Ahlfield Maura Alexander AmazonSmile Nancy & Thomas Appler Sara & Charles Arthur Bill Artiglia

Linda Atkins Atlantic Union Bank Lori Baensch Pickett Claire Bailey Emily Ballantyne Marjorie Pace Barbour Jennifer Barnum Ann M Barry K. B. Basseches & John Holm Cynthia Beale Bruce & Mary Bean Ethan Beckett Gin & Jack Bell Adam Berardi Mary Ann Bergeron Jane & Jay Bergeron Jennifer Bienstock Rebecca Bietz Lauren Binder Mr. & Mrs. Joe Bishop Jane & Charles Bishop Julie Bishop Elizabeth Blumer Eugenia H. Borum M. C. Boyes Vicky Brady Mikaela Bree Leigh Ann Bridges Diana Bridges Matthew Brunner Lisa-Margaret S Bryan Julia Bryan-Diehl Chris & Kristen Bullard Terri Burchfield Ronald Butcher Dr. John B.H. Caldwell Melissa Calkins Beverly Camalier & Keith Wilson Sheila Carney Kenny Carrera Lindsey Chase Melanie Christian Lori Clements Mary Coates Kristin Cobaugh Mr. Patrick Cole Peter Coleman


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Frona & Alan Colker Juan Conde Mrs. Shelia Corcoran & Mr. Jason Reed Amy Corning Michelle Corridon Dean Costas Lesa & Michael Craig Yani Craig Phil Crosby Tanya Cummings Jim Dalton Grace Daniels Sarah Dare Cross Melanie Davenport Paul Deiss Leslie Deitterick Katherine DeLoyht Tony Dephillip Adam Deremer Sherri Deutsch-Atwell Connie DeVed Isabel Dingus Mr. Robert Dodge Mr. Scott Dodson Jessica Dodson Matt Donahoe Rachel Duffy Debra Duke Liz Earnest

Amanda & John Edmondson Dorothy Eichner Sarah Ely Kelly Laura Emery Adrienne & Eddie Epstein Donny Epstein Victor Fable Alexandra Fannon Lacy Faulstich Elizabeth Fishman Martha Fitzgerald Ellen Fleming Bourke Floyd Sandra Frazier Janna Fuentes Shira Futterman Sarah Gagnon Robin Gahan LuAnne Gardner Bethany Gardner Andrea & Scott Garka Genworth Financial Donna Gilles Michelle Gillison Robinson Silas Hibbard Fran Givens Phenie Golatt Moriah Good Marggie Graves Jodi & Dan Gray


Deejay Gray Nolan Grayson Heidi Greene Gresham Family Frank Grier Matt Hackman Gail Hadley-Goggin Walter Hall Jeff & Colleen Hall Dr. Rodger & Renay Hardy Johnathan Harris Mr. Josh Hatcher Bill & Gayle Hefty Tony Helfer Susan Henken-Thielen John Henry Reed & Jason Reed Ann-Alyssa Hill Laura & Barry Hite Ms. Elizabeth Hodgson Samantha J Holbert Marla Hood Mark Hope Ms. Allison Hopkins Catie Huennekens Jasmine Hunt Stephanie Hurlbert Mary Hutchins Nicole Hx Phyllis Irby Melani Irvin Victoria A. Jackson Sarah Jarandeh Harold Jeffries Mrs. Julie & Mr. Andrew Johnson Ellen Johnson Mr. & Mrs. David Johnson Gene Jones Fiona Kaiser Karen Kaplan Rosa Katz Parents of Purveyor of Positivity Anne Kemp Christin & Patrick Kennedy Margaret Kennedy Anna & Brent King Cabell Kinton Bev & Dan Kniffen

The Krajewski Family Kathy O'Kane Kreutzer Cheryl Lage Maria Lamb Ms. Courtney LaTourrette Heidi Lawyer Kate & Matthew Lee Tiera Leos Mark Jonas Lerman Ms. Kimmy Letellier Rachel Levy Benjamin & Sandra Levy Lori Levy & Ian Danielsen Sarah & Brian Lile Emily Loach Ron & Jean Lockhart Betty Long Elizabeth Loughran Beth & John Lovero Kelley Lund Yeou-Cheng Ma Stephanie Maddox Charles Major Tania Makins Anne Maldonado Elva Mapp Sara Marsden The Mason Family Jacqueline H. Mason Amy Austin & Peter Mathis Jill Mathis Sybil & James Mays Robyn Mccarthy Jay McClain

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Rebecca McClimans Mollie McClure Bernice McCormack Kelly McCrowell Heather McElhaney Dorris Mcelroy Deidre Mcelroy Emily McFarlane Daniel J McGarvey Dr. Georgia McIntosh Elizabeth McNamee Karen Meister Kari Mellina Monica Melton Whitney & Andrew Melton Burcu Mercankaya Susan Meyers Microsoft Nancy Millar Mr. David Mills & Sen. Jennifer McClellan Jennifer & Martin Montgomery James Moondancer Andrew T. Moore, Jr. Debby Moose Dabney & Michael Morris Katie Morris Marlo Morrison Ms. Mary Page Nance John & Carol Napier Melissa Neal Kendall & Brian Neely Caroline Nguyen Charles Norris & Kathy Emerson Joan Oberle Cara & Jeff Olivo Fred P. Orelove & Irene H. Carney Emma Orelove Kim Orelove Leigh Orr Lee Parker Lisa Paull & Chris Hall Carolyn Peifer Bobby Pembleton Mrs. Kelli Perkins Bridget Phipps

Elizabeth Pierce Rachel Piotrowski Julia & Charles Piper Jonathan Piper Severina Piskuliyska Rick Plautz Catherine S Plotkin Paul Porche-Riner Anne Riker Powell Sarah Powers Ryan Prado Cory Presley Heather Price Mr. Paul Quel Rebecca & Floyd Quesenberry Elaine Ragone Rebecca Ralston Anjani Ramamoorthy Cheryn Rapp Kate & Boyd Rawles Nicholas Read The Reddy Family Mr. & Mrs. Michael Reilly Paul & Cheryl Reisler Joseph Rellis Bill Rice Martha & Sean Ripperton Frank Ritchie Shar Ritchie Mr. & Mrs. David Roberts Diana & Jay Robinson Toney Robinson Susan & David Rosko Alan Rudnick & Marc Villiamiel Ms. Katherine Ryan & Albert Copolillo Stephanie Saccone Wild Scions, LLC Mr. Dan Sands Gwendolyn Sands Christopher Sapienza Irene & Leonard Savini The Schons Family Olivia Schrag Ina Schwartz Shawn Scott Kayla Seabolt


Nicolette Sebastian Harry Seigla Stacy Shanahan The Shapiros Margaret Sheffield Juliet Shield-Taylor Sarah Shreckhise Carloss Silvaaa Eva Simos Ed & Kathe Simpson Katy & Joel Simpson Lisa Sims Jany & Scott Sims Beth Sinnenberg Maura Sinnenberg Joe Sites Ryan Slevin Jessica Miller Ms. Gloria Smith Rosemary Smith Chris & Nell Smith Jenny Smith Margaret Smith Leigh Snell Debra Soles Kate & Mr. Bryan Stark Janet Starke & Scott Austin Elizabeth Starling Amy Stearns Lief Stiles Travis Stokes Herbert & Mary Stoner Charles Stovall Terri & Randy Sullivan Joanne Sweeney John Richard Tashjian Jennifer Taylor Nancy Taylor Bobbie & Dave Terrell Virginia Thomas Carson Thomas Maybird Thompson Ashley Threat Jim & Kathy Tipton Tawana Toran Jen Tsimpris

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Jedina Tucker Three Chopt Presbyterian Church Norman & Carol Valo Lanaya Van Driesen Phillip & Beverly Vanboven Julie Vaneeckhoute Jason Verses Courtney & Phil Vollmer Kelly Waldrop Tom & Sue Walker Ben Walters Christopher Ward Abby Ward Joanna Wares Charles Wells Steven J. Welton, MD Macy West Amery Whitby Liz White Marianne White Patricia D. Whitlow

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Tom Width Susan Wiggins Amy Wight Tiffany Wilkins Monique Williams Terrence Wilson Katherine M Wilson Frank Wood Sara Wood Ellie Wronski Amy Yarcich Alanna Yeargain Victoria Yoder Maria Yoder Kelly Young Barbara Zenner Julie McConnell & Jerry Zerkin Sally Zuck Margaret Zwicker


Tribute Gifts

Cathy & Mike High In honor of Ashley High Anonymous Sheila Renee Hill-Christian In honor of Dillon Kuhl In memory of Naomi T. Anonymous Richards In honor of Kim Jaimes Sheila Renee Hill-Christian Anonymous In memory of Thurman R. In honor of Marilyn & Andrew (Bobby) Hill Schappacher Samantha J Holbert Anonymous In honor of Michael, Paige, In honor of Maura Sinnenberg Carson, Ellis Holbert Jacob C. Aaron, Jr. Ken Knorr In honor of Sam Hanczaryk In honor of Sara E. Knorr Gin & Jack Bell Benjamin & Sandra Levy In honor of Logan Kleene In honor of Rachel Danielsen Mary Ann Bergeron Ron & Jean Lockhart In honor of Lila Mumford In honor of Wes Lockhart Beverly Camalier & Keith Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Markunas In honor of Susan Hudgins In honor of Susan Hudgins Sam & Kathy Coleman Jacqueline H. Mason In honor of Bridge Dudes & In memory of Jeri Cutler Their Families Linda W. Mays Sam & Kathy Coleman In honor of Friends supporting In honor of Pam Belleman Kathy Coleman & Linda Mays Susan Craven Johnson & Neville Johnson, Jr. In memory Mollie McClure In honor of Izzy Garrison of Whitney Haynes Janice Moore Adrienne & Eddie Epstein In honor of Pam Belleman & In honor of Sam, Ellie, & Jerry Samford Benny Winkelmann Debby Moose Ron & Benita Felmus In honor of Ryan Ripperton In memory of Veta Felmus John & Carol Napier Ron & Benita Felmus In honor of Lila Mumford In memory of Tom Jones Judy Nickels Fran Givens In honor of Reji Carreras In honor of Abby Dotson Charles Norris & Kathy Emerson Moriah Good In honor of Ryan Ripperton In honor of Claire Hilton Melissa & Sandra Griffin In honor of Anthony Flora Mr. & Mrs. J. Sheppard Haw, III In memory of True Luck Tony Helfer In memory of George M. Helfer, Firefighter, Line of Duty Death Silas Hibbard In honor of Abby Dotson


Lisa & John OBrion In memory of Toni Obrion Darla & Richard Radcliffe In memory of Will Sompayrac Mark Rankin In memory of Dawnelle Cruze Red Amp Audio In honor of Red Amp Audio's great clients Paul & Cheryl Reisler In memory of Julie Portman Bruce & Tomomi Rubin In honor of Natalie Schwartz Irene & Leonard Savini In honor of Genworth LTC Claims The Schons Family In honor of Bernie McCormack Meredith & Alfred Scott In honor of Rejena Carreras and her devotion to the arts Jany & Scott Sims In memory of Christopher W. Sims Leigh Snell In honor of Daniel Cunningham Herbert & Mary Stoner In honor of Abigail Yoder Maybird Thompson In memory of Robbin Thompson Three Chopt Presbyterian Church In honor of Missy France Abby Ward In honor of Kelli Perkins Barbara S. Wells In memory of Alexander H. Ely Margaret Zwicker In honor of Tara Seward

In-Kind Gifts Alanna's Treasures Pam & Bruce Belleman Kenneth Bendheim Alice J Berman Bogeys Sports Park Cadence Theatre Company

Nicci Carr Carreras Jewelers Clay McLeod Chapman Charred Chick-Fil-A Children's Museum of Richmond Cocoanut Jewelry Barbara Dill Matt & Mindy Dumeer Endorphin Fitness Essential Acupuncture PLLC Ron & Benita Felmus Firehouse Theatre Stephanie & Brian Ford Kathryn Gray Susan Greenbaum & Chris Parker Paige Harris Susan Hudgins Drs. Anne-Marie Irani & Lawrence Schwartz Jake's Place Restaurant & Market Jeff Katz Kendra Scott Beverly & Sidney Koerin Lakeside Park Club Lane & Associates, P.C. Abigail Lee Trina & Hugh Lee The Lucia Family Natalie's Taste of Lebanon Emma Orelove Sakina Paige & Jamal Thomas Pampered Chef Quirk Hotel Charlottesville Quirk Hotel Richmond William l Reinhart Mark & Peggy Resnick Zak Resnick Richmond Office Interiors Richmond Triangle Players B. Sean Ripperton Romp n' Roll Rostov's Coffee S3E CROSSFIT Sam Ash Music Store Jerry & Ann Samford SEEKER, LLC


Emily Skinner Frankie Slaughter Jonathan & Kelly Stalls Starbucks The Graduate Richmond Chris & Jesse Tsui Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Center of Richmond Randy Wycoff

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Less than half of SPARC’s budget comes from tuition and ticket sales; without YOUR gifts, we would not exist.


COMMUNITY PARTNERS SPARC programming is greatly enhanced by collaboration with the following school and community partners: :Bon Air United Methodist Church

Side by Side

Cadence Theatre Company

SOAR 365

Chesterfield County Public Schools

The Conciliation Lab

City of Richmond Public Schools

The Steward School

Collegiate School Community

Virginia Commonwealth University

Faison Center for Autism

VCU Arts

Health Brigade

VCU Department of Music

Henrico County Public Schools

VCU Department of Dance

Jam, Inc.

VPM (formerly Community Idea

Jacob’s Chance

Stations/WCVE)

Northstar Academy Reynolds Community College’s Department of American Sign Language Richmond Family Magazine Richmond Performing Arts Alliance Robinson Theater Community Arts Center Richmond Triangle Players

CONTACT US 2106 North Hamilton Street Richmond, Virginia 23230 Phone 804-353-3393 Fax 804-359-9045 www.sparcrichmond.org These and other programs made possible in part by:


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