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:
JODIE GLORIOSO, VP of Programming
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, VP Programming 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
PAT ALMOND 1015 Shadowwood Lane, Coushatta, LA 71019
ANDREW CRAWFORD 635 Wilder, Shreveport, LA 71104
CHRIS P. GABRIEL 3805 Scenic Dr., Shreveport, LA 71119
BRADY HARRIS 572 Unadilla, Shreveport, LA 71106
KEITH "DEE" PETERSON 1110 Richmond Cir., Shreveport, LA 71106
STEPHEN ROBERTS, President 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. Since the re-opening, the Strand has played a crucial role in helping to maintain life and activity in the area as well as having a huge impact economically in the North Louisiana parishes that she serves. 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. Complete the third floor restrooms - plumbing was roughed in during the 1978-1984 renovations, but never completed. 2. Rework basement plumbing and sump pump system. 3. Replace antiquated hearing impaired system, to comply with ADA regulations. 4. Repair and replacement of the stage fly system. 5. Loading dock door and lift replacement. 6. Overhead plaster repair - requires extensive scaffolding. 7. Replace stage flooring - top covering - due to age and water damage. 8. Replacement of the weathered doors and upgrade of closers and hardware on interior doors. 9. Upgrade of fire evac systems and controls. 10. Asbestos abatement - backstage stairwell, office stairwell and HVAC house on roof. 11.Building exterior waterproofing. 12.Upgrade/Install new elevator. 13. Electrical needs - rewire and replace elements on marque and upgrade of outside safety lighting. Previous years' requests included replacing the HVAC chiller, tinting large plate glass windows, replacing all fluorescent lighting with LED, and adding handrails in the balconies - this work has been completed out of necessity. Also out of necessity, new repairs are required and have been included. The request for 20-21 reflects the work done and that money included in the match, therefore, the request total has changed, while the amount expected from the state remains the same.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $430,000
          Professional Services. . . $10,000
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $40,000
          Operating Services. . . . $678,200
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $97,800

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 present and manage arts productions and events that engage citizens and visitors of Northwest Louisiana, achieving cultural and economic vitality for the region while preserving and protecting the historic and culturally significant Strand Theatre – the Saenger’s flagship theatre and Shreveport’s architectural art treasure.

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. The Strand also provides tours of the facility, bringing local and state history alive.

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.
                                       phone:  3182261481
                                       fax:  318-424-5434
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Director