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Ensuring the future of Pacific Conservatory Theatre

Your gifts have a profound and lasting impact on the artistry and training at PCPA by ensuring a continuing means of support for the Conservatory program.

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Continue the Tradition

Invest in the Art

Leave a Legacy

Pledge Your Support

Share in the Wonder


Since its founding in 1995, PCPA Foundation has been wholly dedicated to the raising of funds to support PCPA. The Foundation board is made up of dedicated professionals and philanthropists who work throughout the year supporting PCPA.


The PCPA Foundation is proud to have established the PCPA Endowment Fund. With current assets of approximately $4.5 million, the Foundation’s goal is to grow the Endowment Fund to $10 million. Annually, 5% of the endowment is distributed to PCPA to supplement current operating funds received from Allan Hancock College and from other donations. As the Endowment Fund grows, the 5% grows proportionally.


With a simple mission “to ensure the future of PCPA,” we invite you to come alongside us with your generous gifts via planned giving, legacy gifts, monthly contributions, or one-time gifts to the Endowment Fund. Additionally, contributions toward PCPA Foundation’s operating expenses support our activities to grow the Endowment Fund.

Board of Directors


Dene Hurlbert

Vice President

Shawnah Van Gronigen


Brad Hinds


Cindy Dauster

Past Presidents

Dee Ringstead
Jim Bray


Diane Beebe
Fred Carbone
Eric Melsheimer
Dr. Daniel Ng
Betty Miller

AHC Trustee

Suzanne Levy, Ed. D.

Directors Emeritus

Judy Frost
Judy Hearn
Catherine Luckett
Maren Thomas
Maryellen Russell Simkins

Past Presidents in Memorium

Robert Jurgensen
Nancy K. Johnson
Judge Royce R. Lewellen
Ron Nanning

Advisors to the Board

Mark Booher
PCPA Artistic Director/Dean

Jennifer Schwartz
PCPA Managing Director

PCPA Development Staff

Glen Quiring
Director of Development

How You Can Help Pledge Your Support

Your donations are put to work supporting the exemplary training in the shops, in the studios, and on the main stages.

Leave a Legacy

Help to sustain one of the finest regional theatre companies in the country by providing a gift from your estate.

Continue the Tradition

Our enviable years of success have only been possible through the dedication and talents of people like you. Come join the cast of our highly valued volunteers.

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PCPA is the only resident, professional theatre company on the Central Coast. Since 1964, the company has produced nearly 650 mainstage productions while graduating over 6,250 students.


PCPA’s conservatory is an intensive two-year training program. Through a challenging blend of studio and shop work, showcases, and mainstage productions, PCPA’s resident artists mentor each student in preparation for a career in professional theatre.

Legacy gifts are among the most touching displays of support we receive. Through the vision of hundreds of generous benefactors, the PCPA program has flourished for over fifty years.

Along with donations, anyone supporting the PCPA Foundation can pledge a gift through a:

  • Bequest
  • Charitable Trust or Annuity
  • Insurance Policy
  • Retirement Fund
  • Corporate matching of charitable donations

We invite you to speak with your legal or financial advisor and ask how you might ensure the future of PCPA with a planned gift; the following information will help with your generous support.

PCPA Foundation, Federal Tax ID# 77-0399484, is a qualified 501 (c) 3 Type III Fully Integrated Supporting Organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed under current IRS regulations.

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