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Voices for the Performing Arts Foundation

The Voices for the Performing Arts foundation (VPA) has blossomed from the seeds sown by the Sherwood Chorale in May of 2004. The non-profit organization was formed in January of 2006 as a vehicle to take the fund raising mission of the Chorale to greater heights. Concerts by the Sherwood Chorale initially raised funds for the Sherwood High School Choral Department for music, curriculum, and accessories for the new grand piano. From 2004 through September 2010, the VPA has awarded $40,871 in grants to teachers and scholarships to students.  The Impact of the VPA concerts is far-reaching.  As of May 2011 over 100 individuals have sung in the Sherwood Chorale, with many repeating their involvement each year.  Over 60 supporting instrumentalists and guest artists have performed with us.  And, over 100 Sherwood High School students and 110+ Children's Chorus and Footnotes Girl's Choir members have participated. 

Under the foundation, the Sherwood Chorale, Children's Chorus, and Footnotes Girl's Choir present a spring benefit concert each May, and a holiday concert in December.  Funds from these concerts, along with donations from businesses, individuals and grantors allow the VPA to grow and present concerts and productions such as "Annie" --May of 2010.  Plan's for musicals, the formation of  other performing groups as well as classes for children are in the making. 
The mission of the VPA is:
  1. to fundraise and offer grants to teachers in Sherwood for performing arts programs and curriculum. 
  2. produce, promote, and support community concerts, presentations, and productions and classes.
  3. offer a minimum of two $1000 scholarships each May to seniors who have shown exempliary participation in the performing arts.
  4. to sponsor and support other organizations with on-going commitment to the community in performing arts venues as deemed financially sound and desirable for the VPA by the board of directors

 

 
Donations to the Voices for the Performing Arts Foundation can be made year round, by mailing them to P.O. box 594, Sherwood OR 97140, or using our convenient on line payment option.  Click here for donation form.