Board of Directors

Board duties

The restoration of the Plaza Theatre requires the efforts of a committed group. We established the Palm Springs Plaza Theatre Foundation to work with the City of Palm Springs to lead this effort. The Palm Springs Plaza Theatre Foundation Board of Directors is made up of community leaders who represent a wide range of interests and experience.

One of the first goals of the Board is to identify potential donors. To date we are thrilled to have two major donors who have committed $7,000,000 to the theatre as well as almost 200 individual donors contributing from $10 a month to $25,000 or more. Our Fundraising Committee is working with a consultant to strengthen our outreach efforts to potential donors, foundations, the city, and the state. To this end we have obtained our 501(c)(3) non-profit charity designation and are identifying naming opportunities throughout the theatre.

The Foundation Board has already organized two very successful major fundraisers at the theatre with more events to come.

A committee of the Board is currently interviewing architects and historic consultants in preparation of for the renovation work on the theatre.

The Foundation Board will also identify options on how to assist the City in sustaining the theatre after it is restored through endowments and community programming. Typically, box office revenue supports only half of a theatre’s operating costs. The Foundation Board will be tasked with developing an ongoing revenue stream to create an endowment for maintenance and operating expenses.