NGO Funding Request

The recipient entity's full legal name:  Jefferson Performing Arts Society

The recipient entity's physical address:
           1118 Clearview Pkwy
Metairie, La. 70001

The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):

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

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  1706

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $800,000

What type of request is this?  Both

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:

Hannah J. Cunningham Ethnicity: White
Retired Postmaster
46 Tokalon Place
Metairie, LA 70001
Ph: 309-3047
(Daughter: Debbie Rubiano – 250-3564)
or 835-3569

Joy Shane Ethnicity: White
7 Oakland Rd
Kenner, La 70065
Ph: 466-6063
Cell: 874-2870

Debbie Rouen Ethnicity: White
Past President
Adams & Reese, LLP
Ph: 585-0257
105 Magnolia Dr.
Metairie, LA 70005
Ph: 837-1347
Cell: 237-8941

Lynn Skidmore Ethnicity: White
Vice President
3207 Belmont Pl Apt 210
Metairie, LA 70002
Home 504-780-1788
Cell: 504- 884-2919

Sharon Hannahan Ethnicity: White
801 Rue Burgundy, Apt. 120
Metairie , LA. 70005
Work 504-828-6400
Home 504-342-2824
Cell 504-259-4012

Stephen I. Dwyer Ethnicity: White
Attorney/Owner: Dwyer, Cambre & Suffern
3000 West Esplanade Suite 200
Metairie, 70002
111 Avenue E
Metairie, La. 70005
Home and Cell: 504-669-6193
Work: 504-838-9090
Work Fax: 505-838-9187

Freddie Landry Ethnicity: White
Business Ph: 504-833-4673
3504 Taft Park
Metairie, LA 70002
Ph: 454-3880
Cell: 236-0508

Kellie M. Barnes Ethnicity: White
Nominating Chair
President Leading Ladies Guild
4728 Cleary Ave..
Metairie, La. 70002.
Cell 504-416-3105


Darrel Beerbohm Ethnicity: White
2180 S Glencove Lane
Terrytown, La 70056
Cell 504-610-5393
Home 504-392-9610

Howard E. Bennett Jr Ethnicity: White
9811 Elm Place
River Ridge, La. 70123
Cell 259-6500
Bennett Properties, LLC, Owner
3100 Cleary Ave. Suite 6
Metairie, La.,70002
Fax: 737-2099

Larry Berger Ethnicity: White
Diamond Sales
2800 Veterans memorial Blvd.
Suite 212
Metairie la 70002.
504 236 8881

Carrel M Epling Ethnicity: White
Retired Educator
3880 3rd St.
Metairie, La. 70002
504. 779 9970
Cell 504 430 5739

Heather Esposito Ethnicity: White
Work: Learning Strategist
Herman Miler
3717 Tolmas Dr
Metairie, La. 70002
Home 504-488-6852
Cell 504-388-6529

Wayne Gonsoulin Ethnicity: White
Home 4010 St. Elizabeth Drive
Kenner, La. 70065
Home Phone: 504-467-4285
Cell: 504-628-6632
Work phone: 504-888-2277

David J. Halpern Ethnicity: White
Law Partner McGlinchey Stafford
601 Poydras St.
New Orleans, La 70130
Home 26 Swan Street
New Orleans, La. 70124
Home: 504-283-0566
Cell: 504-481-3987
Work: 504-596-2720
Work fax: 504-596-2800

Irene G. Klinger Ethnicity: White
3900 Division Street Apt. A
Metairie, La. 70002
Home Phone: 504-889-1100
Cell Phone: 504-289-2852

Edward L. Marshall: African-American
First NBC Bank
233 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, La 70130
Home 3816 Lake Bonaparte Drive
Harvey, La. 70058
Home: Same as cell
Cell: 504-579-4354
Work: 504-671-3567
Work fax: 504-252-4205

Kyle Potts Ethnicity: White
Attorney Adams and Reese
701 Poydras St., Suite 4500
New Orleans,LA 70130
3319 Turnberry Lane
Harvey, La. 70058
Home 504-302-1995
Cell 504-258-8033

Arlene O. Tafaro Ethnicity: White
Homeschool Mom
316 Riverwood Dr.
St. Rose, La. 70087
Home: 504-466-6754
Cell: 504-400-3836

Jeff Young Ethnicity: White
Hardrock Construction
2305 L&A Road
Metairie, LA 70001
work: (504) 835-1050
Home 504-284-7470
1605 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70122
cell: 504-427-8630

Provide a summary of the project or program:
           The Jeffersaon Performing Arts Society seeks funding for the 39th season (2016-17). We offer educational outreach programs such as the Arts Adventure series (AAS) for students where the kids come to us at drastically reduced ticket prices from local schools and homeschooled children drawn from surrounding parishes; The Cultural Crossroads program for at risk youth in 5 parishes, SWAT (Stage Without A Theatre) where we take the arts to the schools and Theatre Kids! where children perform for children. In all cases we provide informative and interesting Teacher Study Guides to enhance the theatre going experience. We produce three summer intensive musical prodcutions as well as one in the fall and one in the spring for children in grades 3-7 and 8-12. We produce and tyour professional productions of Musical Theatre, Opera, Concerts and Ballet, comedy and improv in East and West Jefferson. Our efforts have led to the successful completion of a major new performing arts center in Jefferson Parish.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $580,000
          Professional Services. . . $350,000
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $50,000
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $15,000
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $15,000
          Operating Services. . . . $750,000
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $50,000

Does your organization have any outstanding audit issues or findings?  Yes

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 serve and enrich Jefferson Parish and the surrounding communities through a variety of professional performing arts presentations and a diverse array of arts educational opportunities for all ages.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          To produce approcimately 65 +performances of of a variety of cultural programming such as concerts, musical theatre, comedy and children's theatrical performances. To serve approximately 10,000 children annually through the Arts Adventure series (AAS) for students, Cultural Crossroads for at-risk youth, SWAT, Stage Without A Theatre, Theatres Kids! and Summ Music Intensives

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

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?  n/a

(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:  Dennis G Assaf 
                                       address:  1118 Clearview Parkway
Metairie, La. 70001

                                       phone:  504-885-2000 x 201
                                       fax:  504-885-3437
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive/Artistic Director