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Make a Profound and Lasting Impact on our Region
We welcome over 200,000 people each year. We are host to many charitable events including the Friends of the Poor annual Thanksgiving dinner and the Family to Family Holiday Food Basket program. We are proud to offer extensive children’s performing arts programming and serve as home base for national Broadway productions and many concerts, lectures, dance recitals and other entertainment. We are also a sought-after destination for families’ most treasured celebrations.
Confident that you’ve been impressed in many ways by the building and its programs, we ask that you please make a gift to our Annual Campaign today to preserve one of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s most definitive cultural resources. You can truly help our Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple make a profound and lasting impact on our region and its citizens.
Matthew F. Flynn Scholarship Fund
In 2014, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple began to embark on an ambitious endeavor to engage children all across Northeastern Pennsylvania. The SCC is continuing to develop programming and retrofit various spaces in the building to create a dedicated performing arts center, perfect for children to explore a variety of artistic activities, kicking off with our Summer Arts Academy Camps June through August. By contributing to the Matthew Flynn Memorial Scholarship Fund, you ensure that no child will be denied the opportunity to explore their artistic passion or study with professional artists due to his or her family's economic status. Please support the effort to transform the lives of area children through the magic of the Arts in a fun and supportive atmosphere.
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Years before architect Raymond Hood spearheaded design of New York’s Rockefeller Center, he applied his Art Deco style to our venerable Masonic Temple in Scranton. Today, our beloved Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple stands tall and proud as a hub for arts, education and community activities.
The building was formally dedicated in May 1930. The robust steel framework is ornately clad in coursed ashlars of Indiana limestone. Like many complex and intricate architectural structures, time has taken its toll, and we face the enormous physical and financial challenges of restoring, modernizing and operating this treasure. The 188,000 square foot edifice houses two theaters, public and Masonic meeting rooms and event spaces, a grand ballroom, as well as numerous other offices, rooms and areas. The building demands about $20,000 in weekly operational costs. It’s a daunting expense, however, our dedicated staff, board of directors, Masonic brethren and the community remain committed to keeping the doors open.
Make a Contribution to the Building Restoration, Rejuvenatiion and Operation Fund
The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple is a national, historic and architectural treasure in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Originally built as the Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral, the building is a significant example of the work of Raymond M. Hood, a prominent architect of the 1920's and early 1930's, and is a unique example of Neo-Gothic architecture in Scranton.
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Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple
420 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA, 18503
Scranton Cultural Center Financial Information
IRS Tax Return Form 990 Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Scranton Cultural Center IRS Form 990 Year Ending June 30, 2015.pdf
IRS Tax Return Form 990 Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Scranton Cultural Center IRS Form 990 Year Ending June 30, 2014.pdf
IRS Tax Return Form 990 Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Scranton Cultural Center IRS Form 990 Year Ending June 30, 2013.pdf