Near West Theatre provides youth of Cleveland’s Near West Side with an alternative to drugs, violence and vandalism by involving them in the theater arts. Children, youth and adults participate in Near West Theatre’s productions, acquiring performance and technical training.
Executive Director: Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek
Lead Partner: Kevin Shaw
Years of Engagement: 2003-2006
Kevin continues to serve NWT as a member of its board of trustees.
Total SVP Impact
|Value of volunteer hours from partners and friends||$ 53,500|
|SVP direct financial contributions (grants awarded)||$ 96,000|
|Indirect contributions because of introduction by SVP||$ 142,000|
|Projected operational impact from SVP-supported projects/initiatives||
|SVP grant was leveraged 304%||$291,500|
Strengthening Near West Theatre:
Use of SVP’s grants: to hire a development director to increase fundraising success
- Executive coaching
- Assistance in developing job description for development director, referral of candidates, assistance in interviewing
- Research of potential fundraising database software
Volunteer Partners/Friends of SVP and their Key Contributions
- Shilpa Kedar researched fundraising databases and made recommendations.
- Kevin Shaw provided executive coaching.
It was in November, 2002 when our board consultant Thomas Mulready—now known for his work with Cool Cleveland—looked me in the eye having worked with me for 4 months and said, “Stephanie you need to get a vision for yourself.” I took those words to heart, deeply disturbed at the implication of Thomas’ advice and perspective... Read More »