Greetings!

We Did It,  Thanks To You!

Total Raised:
$60,000 and counting . . .

We have exceeded our very first campaign goal of $50,000 and the donations keep coming in. We are thrilled!

Thank you for embracing the vision of building a regional professional-level performing arts facility in Round Rock!  Your investment will provide important next steps for this project, including professional studies which provide important data to build our case for support for public and private funding. This success sends a big message to major donors and public officials.

We have a lot to do in 2017, but thanks to your help we are starting off on the right foot. Please stay tuned for exciting news ahead. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

A Very Special Thank You to Our Challenge Donors


Happy New Year!

What's Next? 
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Our dream is to invigorate the cultural landscape of our community by building a world-class professional performing arts venue in Round Rock. Can you imagine having the opportunity to enjoy Broadway Musicals, Pop, Comedy, Dance, Country, Opera, R&B, Theater, Jazz, Symphony, and more in Round Rock? We can't just keep dreaming . . . we must take action today!

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Our first year of operations has been very exciting and our pace continues to accelerate! Take a look at our 2016 annual report in a nutshell:
  • We changed our name to include "Entertainment" to convey that a performing arts facility provides a stage for ALL types of performance
  • We adopted a new mission and vision statement, outlined key areas for strategic planning, and adopted a lofty goal of raising $600,000 in 2017
  • We hired nationally-recognized economist, Dr. Ray Perryman of the Perryman Group, to conduct a study to include the "regional economic impact or contribution" a Round Rock arts and entertainment facility would have on the overall economic health of the Central Texas region
  • We began seeking a lead gift of 10 acres of land
  • We began conducting a series of strategic interviews with regional thought-leaders, donors, elected officials, and business leaders
  • We began planning a subscription series of performances for Summer 2017 to be held at the RRISD PAC in order to build our audience, raise awareness and funds . . . stay tuned!
  • We have strong leadership that is focused on strategic board development, growth, and regional "big picture" thinking
  • We finalized and submitted all documents required to obtain IRS 501(c)3 charitable status
  • We began serious fundraising in order to bring our dream to life!
Immediate Needs
  • $40,000 - Economic Impact Study
  • $25,000 - Marketing
  • $40,000 - 2017 Subscription Series
  • $5,000 - Research and Development
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On behalf of 2016 Board of Directors, thank you for supporting the arts!
Hollis Bone
David Brevell
Diane Fulmer, CPA
Rufus Honeycutt
Cathy Kincaid, Chair
Bethany Leffingwell
Judy McLeod
Heather Michel Riddle
Lisa Roebuck
Lori Scott
Kristine Warren
Scot Wilkinson
Mission:  The mission of the Round Rock Foundation for the Arts and Entertainment, in partnership with the regional community, is to secure funding to build a performing arts and entertainment center in Round Rock and be the financial catalyst to support professional and regional arts groups in the sustainability of the programming, funding and community participation.

Vision:  The vision of the Round Rock Foundation for the Arts and Entertainment is a community with professional arts venues that advance, celebrate and promote the arts and entertainment in the region for economic vitality and enhanced quality of life.