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NORTH RALEIGH ARTS & CREATIVE THEATRE
March 14, 2010

My two children began taking improvisation and acting classes in their early teens at NRACT in 2002, and became more involved as time went on. They have both appeared in plays at the theatre, and have continued their interest in drama at their colleges. When the theatre was facing a financial crisis three years ago, my daughter asked that our family make a donation to NRACT instead of giving her any Christmas presents - she told us that the caring and talented people at NRACT were her second family. We did make a donation, and I volunteered to help with fundraising, which led to an invitation to join the Board of Directors. In my three years on this Board, I have seen the theatre grow. This community theatre began as a labor of love by a dedicated group of actors and artists, but their business sense was, well, limited. Now, there is a shared vision among the artistic folks and the 'business types' they've recruited for the Board - together, we've instituted some cost-cutting measures, budgets, and expansion of programs. We have managed to become the second family to a new wave of middle-schoolers (and others), and we're reaching out to underserved groups out here in the 'burbs. Money is still tight (duh, we're a non-profit), but we'll get by, with a bit of help. Thank you for considering a donation to North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

increased attendance at productions, an expanding pool of talented actors, directors, and teachers, and sustained efforts to collaborate with other area arts organizations.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, passionate about creating an inclusive environment, and imaginative in stretching the theatre's resources.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I served as Treasurer for 2 years (am now Assistant Treasurer), and have helped with various administrative tasks.

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