Urbana, Ohio. 43078
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In-kind labor: $125,000
Grants: $3,200,000 (currently seeking; have already been awarded $91,000 for Stage 2)
Private donations: $1,812,000 (currently seeking)
For those people who consider Urbana and the surrounding communities their home, the Gloria Theatre offers a state-of-the art movie experience and the potential to be a modern, fully equipped performing arts center and civic center. Renovations as well as new construction to expand the building, upgrade theatrical and live event capabilities, will bring exciting entertainment to the area and stir a reawakening of performing arts and tourism. To keep our youth in the area as they pursue their careers and raise families, we need modern facilities for business networking, idea generation and celebrations.
GrandWorks partners with a growing number of organizations including economic development offices, senior centers, hospitals, public libraries, private and public schools, chambers and organizations that serve citizens with disabilities. We are coordinating intern and work study programs with educational facilities like Urbana University, Wright State University and Wittenburg as well as vocational schools. The local economy will be positively impacted as the theatre draws increasing numbers of tourists into the area with live entertainment events, movies, conferences and educational programs.
With the renovations and new construction that this project requires, it offers not only increased job opportunities to contractors but an increase in the jobs within the GrandWorks Foundation.