NGO Funding Request

The recipient entity's full legal name:  The Strand Theatre of Shreveport Corporation

The recipient entity's physical address:
           619 Louisiana Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71101

The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           PO Box 1547
Shreveport, LA 71165

Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation):  Non-Profit Corporation

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
JOE PSALMONDS, VP of Fundraising
TIM QUINN, Secretary

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  0065

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $1,500,000

What type of request is this?  Capital Outlay Appropriation

Is this entity in good standing with the Secretary of State?  Yes

Provide the name of each member of the recipient entity's governing board and officers:
           Jenifer Hill, Executive Director 734 Slattery Blvd, Shreveport, LA 71104
JODIE GLORIOSO, President 4847 Crescent Dr., Shreveport, LA 71106
MATT J. MCCULLIN, Treasurer 2228 Shumark Trail, Bossier City, LA 71111
TIM QUINN, Secretary 836 Ontario, Shreveport, LA 71106
JOE PSALMONDS, VP of Fundraising 3201 Dee Street, Shreveport, LA 71105
MISTY ALEXANDER 717 Oneonta, Shreveport, LA 71106
VALARIE ALLMAN, M.D. 8435 Hwy 80 East, Marshall, TX 75672
PAT ALMOND 1015 Shadowwood Lane, Coushatta, LA 71019
ANDREW CRAWFORD 635 Wilder, Shreveport, LA 71104
CHRIS P. GABRIEL 3805 Scenic Dr., Shreveport, LA 71119
SARAH GLORIOSO 7211 Gilbert Dr., Shreveport, LA 71106
BRADY HARRIS 572 Unadilla, Shreveport, LA 71106
O. DELTON HARRISON, JR. 6007 East Ridge Dr., Shreveport, LA 71106
MIKE MCCARTHY 9801 Jennifer Lane, Shreveport, LA 71106
KEITH "DEE" PETERSON 1110 Richmond Cir., Shreveport, LA 71106
STEPHEN ROBERTS 7736 Millicent Way, Shreveport, LA 71105
LISA SALTER 932 Delaware, Shreveport, LA 71106
GEORGE SIRVEN 9848 Neesonwood, Shreveport, LA 71106
RONALD WEEMS 3041 Risinger, Shreveport, LA 71119

Provide a summary of the project or program:
           The 1925 Strand Theatre, a National Historic Landmark, was rescued from probable destruction, renovated and re-opened in 1984 as a non-profit presenting organization. Listed on the National Historic Register, the Strand is often photographed, filmed for tourism promotions and toured. Ever since the re-opening, the Strand has played a vital role in helping to maintain life and activity in the area as well as having a huge impact economically. Restoration and repairs would enable the Strand Theatre to continue providing a quality venue for local and touring artists, and for the local community, culturally and economically. First requested in 2007, the needs of The Strand have now become critical. The repairs and renovations to the Strand Theatre that are needed: 1. Electrical needs - rewire and replace elements on marque and upgrade of outside safety lighting. 2. Overhead plaster repair - requires extensive scaffolding. 3. Replace stage flooring - top covering - due to age and water damage. 4. Upgrade of Fire Evac System and Controls. 5. Repair and replacement of the Stage Fly System . 6. Loading dock door and lift replacement. 7. Rework basement plumbing and sump pump system. 8. Complete the third floor restrooms - plumbing was roughed in during the 1978-1984 renovations, but never completed. 9. Replacement of the weathered doors and upgrade of closers and hardware on interior doors. 10. Upgrade/Install new elevator. 11. Asbestos abatement - backstage stairwell, office stairwell and HVAC house on roof. 12. Building exterior waterproofing. Last year and the prior year's requests included replacing the HVAC chiller, and replacing aging fluorescent lighting - this work has been completed out of necessity. The request for 19-20 reflects the work done and that money included in the match, therefore, the request total is less than in previous years.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $404,500
          Professional Services. . . $18,500
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $24,450
          Operating Services. . . . $653,050
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $157,500

Does your organization have any outstanding audit issues or findings?  No

If 'Yes' is your organization working with the appropriate governmental agencies to resolve those issues or findings?

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          To preserve The Strand by managing cultural events to enrich life and promote economic growth in the community.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          The Strand brings in quality touring Broadway productions, concerts and plays, and rents the facility to promotors who bring entertainment to the community. The Strand is funded by ticket sales, donations and corporate sponsorships.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?

If any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official is an officer, director, trustee, or employee of the recipient entity who receives compensation or holds any ownership interest therein:
     (a) If an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of the official and the office held by such person:
     (b) If an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of such person; the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related; and the nature of the relationship:

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:

If the recipient entity has a contract with any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official or with the state or any political subdivision of the state:
(a) If the contract is with an elected or appointed state official, provide the name and address of the official and the office held by such person: 

(b) If the contract is with an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official:
          Provide the name and address of such person:

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:

          What is the nature of the relationship? 

(c) If the contract is with the state or a political subdivision of the state, provide the name and address of the state entity or political subdivision of the state:

(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:

Contact Information
name:  Jenifer Hill 
                                       address:  734 Slattery Blvd.
Shreveport, LA 71104

                                       phone:  318-226-1481
                                       fax:  318-424-5434
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Director