Timeline

Timeline

  • Founded in October of 2008 by Reg Huston
  • non-profit status granted by the IRS on April 2, 2009
  • summer 2010, investment with Community Foundation of Monterey County
  • 2010 commissioned reduced orchestral arrangement of Amahl and the Night Visitors  by Steve Tosh
  • 2010 Grant totals: $43,017.
  • 2011 the first paid administrative assistant for the S.T.A.R. Foundation
  • Reg Huston listed as Founder and Executive Director
  • 2011 sponsored summer master class with Susanne Mentzer for area students at HVMS
  • Aug. 2011 sponsored mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer recital HVMS
  • Oct. 2011 sponsored soprano Cyndia Sieden Recital HVMS
  • Dec. 2011 sponsored free duet recital with Susanne Mentzer and Linda Watson at HVMS
  •  2011 Grant totals: summer- $38,989. winter-$48,505.
  • Dec. 2012 co- sponsor with Steinbeck Center:  Tandy Beal Dance “Mixed Nutz”
  • 2012,  college scholarship program started: 8 theater student scholarships of $1000. each (renewable)  awarded to: Max Huston, Collin MacDowell, Bianca Castillo, Cody Lee,  Emily Phillips,
  • 2012 Grant totals: summer- $33,5202. winter-$106,770.15
  •  2013: scholarship recipients: Emily Hunter, Emily Philips,Lana Richards,  Lindsay Arellano,  Sarah Gordon
  • June 2013 sponsored a visit from the Little Theater for the Deaf from Connecticut for workshops and performances at Steinbeck Center
  • 2013 Grant totals: summer- $48,681.38, winter-$78,799.
  • Fall 2013: mission changed to include all performing arts relating to youth
  • 2013-14 sponsor of American Sign Language for deaf and hard of hearing students at area school productions
  • special project grants to date: $43,000 (Monterey Symphony, National Little Theater for the Deaf, Steinbeck Center)
  • 2014 scholarship recipients: Miguel Valdiva, Sofia Sarlat, Miranda Perl, Shaquira Robinson, Ashley Yukihro, Evvyn Essert, Catherine Alexandra Moore, Noah Reeves
  • grant for PacRep building fund $50,000. total commitment over five years
  • Grant totals for 2014: $182,633
  • Grant totals for 2015: $210,123.
  • 2015 scholarship recipients: Paul Davis, Joshua Reeves, Jordyn Palma, Ireland McCartin, Claire Moorer, Cameron Poletti, Symphonie Constant, Ian Clark, Vanessa Aguilar, Konrad Ehresman
  • 2015: Fundraising concert at La Mirada, Museum Monterey 9/11/15 “Beside the Golden Door”

UPCOMING EVENTS

Application deadline: 2017 Performing Arts Scholarship- April 30.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE S.T.A.R. FOUNDATION IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP REQUESTS THIS YEAR. SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION S.T.A.R. Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship Awards for 2017-2018 The S.T.A.R. Foundation of Monterey County (Support The Arts Regionally) Scholarship program exists to help graduating Monterey County high school seniors pursue their interest in the performing arts beyond the secondary school setting. Scholarship awards are available for students having an interest in acting, musical theater, vocal and/or instrumental music, related technical skills, playwriting, performing arts management in a college or in an extracurricular program. Depending on available funds, students […read more.]