This year has taken an unexpected toll on the Arts industry, not only here in Scranton, but throughout the world. As we embark on our annual campaign, we kindly ask that you consider making a donation to help sustain this organization so we can ensure that our beautiful and historic building is able to reopen and press onward in our community.
Dear Friend of the Scranton Cultural Center,
The heart and soul of the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple are the performances, events, educational opportunities and celebrations that we share with our patrons throughout each season. It’s simply who we are and what we do. And while the last 18 months were filled with significant challenges, thanks to your unwavering support, we continued to thrive in our community, in innovative and safe ways. We want to express our gratitude by taking a moment to reflect on our accomplishments during this time and sharing how our sights are set on the future as we continue to press onward.
Thanks to your generosity, some of our successful endeavors include:
- Bright Side - our first ever virtual variety show in collaboration with Posture Interactive featuring 22 artists that raised over $54,000
- 2021 Summer Camp - six weeks of in-person sessions that served 85 young performers and featured three full-scale productions
- Virtual Underground Microphone - weekly live-streamed performances which featured nearly 100 performers throughout the season
- Our most successful Annual Campaign to date which raised over $80,000
In addition, many improvements were made “behind the scenes” at the SCC, and although we’re continually working to enhance our building, there is always more work to be done. Upcoming projects include:
- Additional upgrades to our heating and cooling systems
- Installation of touchless faucets throughout the building
- Complete restoration of our main entrance doors complete with new and improved ADA accessibility.
Please consider making a gift to our Annual Campaign today to support these projects and help preserve one of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s most significant cultural resources. Your continued support will allow the Scranton Cultural Center to flourish in the new year and for many years to come.
Thank you in advance for your gift of support to our Annual Campaign. We couldn’t continue to function without your ongoing generosity.
|John J. Murray||Deborah Moran Peterson|
|Board of Directors|
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Standing Tall as a Hub for the Arts,
Education and Community Activities
Make a Profound and Lasting Impact on our Region
We welcome over 80,000 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.
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
A Lasting Impact
Make a Sustaining Contribution
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.
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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Scranton Cultural Center Financial Information
IRS Form 990 Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Scranton Cultural Center IRS Form 990 Year Ending June 30, 2020.pdf
IRS Form 990 Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Scranton Cultural Center IRS Form 990 Year Ending June 30, 2019.pdf
IRS Form 990 Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Scranton Cultural Center IRS Form 990 Year Ending June 30, 2018.pdf
IRS Form 990 Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Scranton Cultural Center IRS Form 990 Year Ending June 30, 2017.pdf
IRS Form 990 Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Scranton Cultural Center IRS Form 990 Year Ending June 30, 2016.pdf