Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) Improv & Comedy Bootcamp Graduation Performance Tix Available NOW!
ASAP Improv & Bootcamp
Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP ) has begun their Comedy Bootcamp and Operation Improv spring session classes. ASAP's valuable mission is to reintegrate veterans into their communities through the arts.

The graduation and performance ceremonies for these classes are quickly approaching. Reserve your tickets now to get in on the fun and support a great cause.

Operation Improv Graduation ,
May 3, 7 PM, Miller Studio Theatre
Comedy Bootcamp Graduation ,
May 4, 7 PM, Miller Studio Theatre
The Sandler Center Foundation is very proud to be the
ASAP Presenting Sponsor in Hampton Roads!
to Serve Hearing-Impaired Guests at the Sandler Center
The Sandler Center Foundation wants to extend
for their generous gift to cover the installation of the new hearing loop system at the
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
to make performances a more enjoyable experience for those with hearing impairments.

 Click here to read more about it!
in this year's Education Program!
What a GREAT year we enjoyed!
The Sandler Center Foundation's Education Program served 14,368 students and provided full funding for 81% of those students, so they could attend the special matinee performances. Funding is reserved for students who attend a Title I school in the Hampton Roads region or for other schools/programs that serve students from low-income households.

In addition to a successful Education Program, the Sandler Center Foundation hosted its first sensory-friendly performance of A Sick Day for Amos McGee on March 19 th . We had a fantastic response! The performance was part of our new larger special-needs initiative. The sensory-friendly performances are designed to create an opportunity for individuals with sensory-input disorders, autism, or other developmental or cognitive disabilities and their families or caregiver to experience the performing arts in a welcoming and understanding environment.
Many thanks to this year’s Education Program Sponsor,
 Consumer Real Estate Group, LLC ,
and all of our donors who believe in the important impact performing arts have on children’s education.
Sandler Center Foundation Underwrites Spectacular
This year, the Sandler Center Foundation continued its partnership with Virginia Arts Festival to bring world-renowned artists to the Sandler Center. On February 23 rd , we welcomed soprano Reneé Fleming to the stage!

Thank you to
Bank of America ,
this year’s presenting sponsor, for helping to make this performance possible.

It was truly a night to remember.
Join the SCF Giving Circle~
Deadline is April 10 th !
Through its Giving Circle, the Sandler Center Foundation awards major and mini-grant opportunities to support arts-based performances and programs by Sandler Center resident companies and other local arts organizations.
The Giving Circle is structured to pool money from its members in order to create significant giving and greater impact for funding recipients and program participants. Giving Circle members work together to determine where grant money will be awarded, often providing funding opportunities that would not otherwise be available to the applicant groups.

The deadline for signing up is April 10 th because the Giving Circle begins meeting on April 11 th to discuss strategy and review applications for consideration.

Giving Circle meetings are from 6-8 PM on the following dates in 2019: April 11 th , April 25 th , May 9 th , May 23 th , and June 6 th .

Thank you to Jeff Moore and Nadine Paniccia for hosting two receptions to introduce the Giving Circle to prospective members. Thank you to those who have already joined!

Details, including investment levels, are available by following the link below.
Why Your Foundation Membership Is Important

Founded in 2005, the Sandler Center Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to educate, inspire, enrich and build our community, strengthen local arts organizations, and instill an appreciation of the arts through the underwriting of world-class performances at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.
 In addition to its Education Program, the Foundation also hosts the local military, Virginia Beach teachers, first responders and their families to a free Sandler Center resident company performance through their Local Heroes Program. 

Your Membership helps make all these programs possible .  
More can be found about membership and these programs at
Sandler Center Foundation | 757.385.2402 |