Performing Arts Center - Fundraising

Efforts to raise funding to build a new performing arts center in Charles City is getting a shot in the arm. A volunteer committee of local citizens is working to get the effort started.  Since May of 2021, the group has traveled to existing comparable facilities, studied fundraising techniques, and devised a portfolio outlining the need to create a new Center for The Performing Arts. 

Bob Freund moved to  Charles City in 1975 to work at Salsbury Industries. Freund, whose daughter, Missy Freund, served on the Charles City School Board, and has two grandchildren in the Charles City Community Schools performing arts program, is now retired himself and challenges his fellow citizens to join him in contributing to the project.

Interview with Bob Freund

Interview with Larry Pump

CPA Larry Pump, who serves as accountant and bookkeeper for the group, “Friends of Fine Arts,” advises potential donors to first consult with their tax advisors.

Pump says checks are also welcome and can be made to the “Charles City Civic Foundation” or “The Auditorium Fund.” Checks can be sent to: Larry Pump 117 North Jackson St. Charles City, IA 50616

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