Funds bring lights, sounds to life


This rendering shows the increase in lighting in the Historic Sidney Theatre’s stage area. Match Day gifts will purchase a lighting and sound system as part of the building’s renovation.

This rendering shows the increase in lighting in the Historic Sidney Theatre’s stage area. Match Day gifts will purchase a lighting and sound system as part of the building’s renovation.


Courtesy photo

What is Match Day?

The Community Foundation of Shelby County is repeating its Match Day event. On Nov. 27, the foundation will offer a total of $70,000 to 14 local charities that can each receive a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $5,000. The goal is to generate at least $140,000 in charitable dollars.

Participating organizations challenge their supporters to give to the Community Foundation and to earmark gifts for their charity. Gifts must be made payable to the Community Foundation of Shelby County and received by Nov. 27 to be eligible for the match.

The local foundation administers more than 180 charitable funds, including scholarship, donor advised, designated, organization and community granting funds. Match Day participating organizations were selected because of having a 501(c)(3) tax status and an organization fund within the foundation that had an asset balance exceeding the Foundation’s fund minimum. Gifts received will not be placed into an organization’s fund, but instead returned to the organization and put to work in the community.

Participating organizations are Alpha Community Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County, Compassionate Care of Shelby County, Historic Sidney Theatre, Operation Rebirth, S&H Products, Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County, Shelby County Arc, Shelby County Historical Society, Shelby County Libraries Foundation, Shelby County United Way, Sidney First United Methodist Church, Sidney-Shelby County YMCA and Wilma Valentine Childcare.

For details, go to www.commfoun.com and view Match Day information on the home page.

SIDNEY — When thinking of a stage production, sights and sounds come to mind. Without lights and a sound system, what is seen and heard would be difficult to enjoy. The Historic Sidney Theatre will use Match Day funds toward equipment to benefit both senses.

“All of the funds raised will be used toward the design and engineering requirements of a new sound and lighting system,” said Ian Hinz, executive director for Raise the Roof for the Arts. “The lighting system will be an energy efficient state of the art system that can accommodate live theatre, dance productions, concerts, and more. While the sound system will provide high-quality engineered sound for a range of events from movies to concerts to community gatherings and will be tailored to the unique acoustics of the Historic Sidney Theatre. We want audiences to have the best experience possible when visiting the theatre.”

Completing the design specifications and engineering requirements for these integral and complex electrical systems will bring the Historic Sidney Theatre one step closer to realizing the vision of a restored and vibrant arts and cultural destination for the whole community on par with the best theatres in the region.”

The group is participating in Match Day for the first time thanks to the creation earlier this year of The Historic Sidney Theatre Fund at the Community Foundation of Shelby County. The money raised during Match Day will not go into the fund, but will be put to use as the project proceeds.

To support the Historic Sidney Theatre on Match Day, gifts must be made payable to the Community Foundation of Shelby County with: Match/Historic Sidney Theatre noted on the memo or in an accompanying note or form. Details and forms are available at the Community Foundation website at www.commfoun.com and at the Historic Sidney Theatre office. Gifts must be received on or before Nov. 27 to be eligible for up to $5,000 in matching money.

This rendering shows the increase in lighting in the Historic Sidney Theatre’s stage area. Match Day gifts will purchase a lighting and sound system as part of the building’s renovation.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/11/web1_Historic-Sidney-Theatre-Lights-and-Sound-Rendering.jpgThis rendering shows the increase in lighting in the Historic Sidney Theatre’s stage area. Match Day gifts will purchase a lighting and sound system as part of the building’s renovation. Courtesy photo

What is Match Day?

The Community Foundation of Shelby County is repeating its Match Day event. On Nov. 27, the foundation will offer a total of $70,000 to 14 local charities that can each receive a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $5,000. The goal is to generate at least $140,000 in charitable dollars.

Participating organizations challenge their supporters to give to the Community Foundation and to earmark gifts for their charity. Gifts must be made payable to the Community Foundation of Shelby County and received by Nov. 27 to be eligible for the match.

The local foundation administers more than 180 charitable funds, including scholarship, donor advised, designated, organization and community granting funds. Match Day participating organizations were selected because of having a 501(c)(3) tax status and an organization fund within the foundation that had an asset balance exceeding the Foundation’s fund minimum. Gifts received will not be placed into an organization’s fund, but instead returned to the organization and put to work in the community.

Participating organizations are Alpha Community Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County, Compassionate Care of Shelby County, Historic Sidney Theatre, Operation Rebirth, S&H Products, Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County, Shelby County Arc, Shelby County Historical Society, Shelby County Libraries Foundation, Shelby County United Way, Sidney First United Methodist Church, Sidney-Shelby County YMCA and Wilma Valentine Childcare.

For details, go to www.commfoun.com and view Match Day information on the home page.