Press Release 9/15




Since its inception in 2009 the Foundation has distributed grants amounting to a total of over $825,000.00

The following groups have been awarded grants in September 2015:

  • Sol Treasures, King City: $5000.00 for the new High School musical program
  • Monterey Jazz Festival: $6000.00 to be used for the Traveling Clinician Program
  • PacRep: $3225. for SoDA (School of Dramatic Arts) scholarships and tickets for community youth to attend performances.
  • Camerata Singers: $250.00 music for Futures (youth) and up to $2500.00 for tickets for youth to attend performances.
  • Occhiata Foundation: $10,000. In School Presentation in preparation for Metropolitan Opera Cinema for 3000 plus students

Benefit Performance:

  • The Monterey Museum/La Mirada hosted a benefit concert on September 11, 2015 – “Beside the Golden Door”-

The event brought in nearly $1500.00 to fund college scholarships for students involved in the performing arts.

  • The Paraphrase Production performances in August 2015 of “Little Shop of Horrors” netted $700.00 after their costs.

For more information go to OR contact

Reg Huston, Founder and Executive Director , P.O. Box 2538 Salinas, CA 93902


EXCITING NEWS: Costume Co-op Campaign

DONATE THROUGH MONTEREY COUNTY GIVES WEBSITE AND YOUR DONATION WILL BE MATCHED! S.T.A.R. Foundation of Monterey County   S.T.A.R. ANNOUNCES FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN The S.T.A.R. Foundation of Monterey County (Support the Arts Regionally) announces a fund-raising campaignto lease or purchase a building for a costume co-op for theaters and schools in Monterey County.  There is definitely a need. Some theaters store their costumes and props in rat-infested, non-climate controlled spaces and various garages. The costume co-op would help theaters and schools catalog, store and maintain inventory. Designers could create, and area students could even spend their volunteer […read more.]