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Paramount Theatre Endowment Fund

Established 1998

Paramount Theatre
Paramount Theatre
Anne S. Goldsmith
Anne S. Goldsmith

The Paramount Theatre Endowment Fund, originally the Paramount Arts Centre Endowment (PACE), was created in 1983 to build a permanent fund to support the Paramount Theatre and the auditorium in North Island Center (now Copley Theatre).

Anne S. Goldsmith (1917-2009) served as president and chairman of the board of PACE from its inception until her death in 2009.

It was she who provided direction for the creation and development of the endowment.

In 1998, the board of directors of PACE voted to transfer the endowment to the Community Foundation for the permanent protection and management of the fund’s assets.

The Paramount Theatre opened in 1931. The facility was restored to its original grandeur in 1978.

The beautiful art deco theatre was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

The Paramount Theatre presents a variety of quality performances and educational opportunities for citizens of all ages.

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

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