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”
  • 2016 Grant totals $57,085.
  • 2016 scholarship recipients: Muriel Dell, Malakai Howard, Sofia Brown de Lopez, Maddie Jewell, Kent Burns, Audrey Hungridge, Kevin Matsumoto,Lucy Robinson, Emma Satchell, Brianna Silkwood, Hayley Yukihiro
  • 2017 scholarship recipients: Natalia Chambers, Apolinar deJesus, Madelyn Hendricks, Claire Larson, Lizbeth Legapsi, Mia Pak, Claire Simmons, Camille Warner, Delaney Watts
  • Grants distributed to date as of 5/17: $1,039,185.
  • Scholarships distributed to date as of 5/17: $65,000

UPCOMING EVENTS

Application Deadline

The deadline for grant applications is January 1, 2018 Please refer to grant application information and send as PDFs to Susanne@starfoundationmc.org