DFW ACTORS GIVE BACK PRESENTS $15,000 TO JONATHAN’S PLACE
DFW Actors Give Back proudly announces that sales from Holidazzle Act II raised $15,000 benefiting Jonathan’s Place!
Holidazzle Act II brought together the shining stars of the Dallas/Fort Worth musical theatre community in 2011 to produce and sell Holidazzle Act II, a compilation of holiday songs ranging from the traditional to the contemporary. The first album created by DFW Actors Give Back, Holidazzle 2009, resulted in a donation of nearly $10,000 to Jonathan’s Place. Despite the current economy, DFW Actors Give Back President Bob Hess had hoped that the 2011 donation would exceed the first.
“To raise $15,000 this year was a tremendous accomplishment,” Hess said. “We are lucky to be part of such a generous arts community, and we thank the individuals and organizations who made it possible. The most outstanding sales came from Flower Mound Performing Arts Theatre, Theatre Three and WaterTower Theatre. Additionally, FMPAT went above and beyond by collecting well over $2,000 in donations during the run of their holiday show! We couldn’t have reached our goal without this kind of incredible support.”
Hess and the DFW Actors Give Back board are thrilled their efforts could bring hope to children in need. Jonathan’s Place has been providing residential care and specialized services to the abused and neglected children of North Texas for almost 20 years. They do this through three programs – an Emergency Shelter, a Foster & Adoptive Family Program and a Girls’ Treatment Program. Jonathan’s Place depends on the generosity of the community to give these children a bright future and the opportunity to be a child.
“We are so honored to have such wonderful support from DFW Actors Give Back and the arts community of Dallas/Fort Worth,” said Jonathan’s Place Development and Communications Director Doug Hood. “To see and hear their dedication to this project was amazing, especially when they talked about doing it because of their love for and desire to help children who have suffered so much. While the financial contribution is truly amazing, it is the community awareness of Jonathan’s Place and child abuse that will have the greatest lasting effect. We can’t thank them enough for all they did on both Holidazzle CDs because they and their supporters have made a difference in hundreds of children’s lives.”
DFW Actors Give Back thanks all of the artists, musical directors and musicians who generously gave of their time and talent to be part of Holidazzle Act II, the volunteers who helped sell the CDs and the following theaters that sold CDs during the 2011 holiday season: Circle Theatre, Dallas Children’s Theater, Flower Mound Performing Arts Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theater, Onstage in Bedford, Stage West, Theatre Arlington, Theatre Three, WaterTower Theatre and One Thirty Productions.
And the biggest thanks of all to everyone who bought Holidazzle CDs! You helped make this generous donation to Jonathan’s Place possible.
Pictured above: DFW Actors Give Back board members and friends from Flower Mound Performing Arts Theatre present $15,000 to Jonathan’s Place along with a framed poster signed by the artists of Holidazzle Act II. Left to right: Doug Miller (Secretary & Holidazzle Producer,) Megan Kelly Bates (Board Member), Stephanie Riggs (FMPAT Executive Director), Scott Kirkham (FMPAT Executive Producer), Doug Hood (Jonathan’s Place Development and Communications Director), Bob Hess (President), Kipton Moravec (Vice President)