Arts, Culture, and Humanities

PRESSER HALL RESTORATION SOCIETY

  • Mexico, MO
  • www.presserpac.com

Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire, entertain, and educate people in the arts by providing the finest venue, productions, and programs. We also serve as a resource and gathering place for this and surrounding communities.

Main Programs

  1. Dance
  2. Theatre
  3. Film
  4. Music
  5. Music Festival
  6. Art
  7. Photography
  8. Encore Arts
  9. Writing
Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

There are 22 zip codes in our 30 mile radius, representing 21 communities that participate with Presser Performing Arts Center.
65265 Mexico 63352 Laddonia
65283 Stoutsville 65201 Colimbia
63462 Perry 65251 Fulton
65282 Santa Fe 63334 Bowling Green
63382 Vandalia 63361 Montgomery City
65232 Benton City
63384 Wellsville
65264 Martinsburg
65231 Auxvasse
65240 Centralia
65284 Sturgeon
65262 Kingdom City
63388 Williamsburg
65255 Hallsville
65243 Clark
63359 Middletown
63345 Farber

ruling year

1988

President of the Board of Directors since 2012

Self-reported

Dr. Mark Weaver

Treasurer since 2013

Self-reported

Mr. Don Decker

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EIN

43-1465122

Also Known As

Presser Performing Arts Center

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

Theater (A65)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The facts are that arts education...
• Makes a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has proven to help level the "learning field" across socio-economic boundaries.
• Has a measurable impact on youth at risk in deterring delinquent behavior and truancy problems while also increasing overall academic performance among those youth engaged in after school and summer arts programs targeted toward delinquency prevention.
• The effect of modified jazz dance on balance, cognition, and mood in older adults by research Alpert This pilot program evaluated the impact that jazz dance class instruction had on balance, cognition, and mood (specifically depression). Self-report questionnaires and the sensory organization test (SOT) for balance measurements were used to collect data. The study concluded that SOT scores showed an increased trend. Balance measures improved throughout the three different stages of the study. Findings suggest that jazz dance does not affect older women’s cognition or mood but may improve their balance.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Dance

Pre Professional Dance instruction in collaboration with Missouri Contemporary Ballet. Ballet based dance is the primary offering with Jazz, Modern, and Musical Theatre.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Adults

Budget

3000.00

Program 2

Theatre

We produce 4 mainstage productions annually and 3 childrens camp productions annually.

Category

Theatrical Performances

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

20000.00

Program 3

Film

We offer a Summer film camp for the future filmmaker.

Category

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 4

Music

WE offer Suzuki piano instruction and
masters instruction in Voice

Category

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

None

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 5

Music Festival

Juried competition

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

Program 6

Art

Classes in Visual arts, acrylic, watercolor, sculpure, oil.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

None

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 7

Photography

Workshops, guests, competitions

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Budget

$1,000.00

Program 8

Encore Arts

Encore Arts
is designed for our maturing population looking for a vibrant relationship between creative expression and healthy aging. We are developing programs that explore this and build on this understanding.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Adults

Budget

10,000

Program 9

Writing

workshops, meet the Author, book signings, Poetry Competition

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Budget

$1,000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    We typically see around 12,000 patrons through our doors annually in a community with around 12,000 in population. Our community and surrounding areas support the arts! We need to expand to accommodate our community’s interest and participation in the arts. We have had to turn children away from our summer camp programs due to lack of space, we are unable to offer two events simultaneously. We have wait lists for Piano classes and Voice classes.
    We are unable to offer any programming for our retired community members due to lack of space. Our retired community has requested classes in the visual arts, dance, choir and theatre. These class offerings would occur during the daytime hours making it more convenient for our older patrons.
    The City of Mexico created a Comprehensive Plan in 2014. In this Comprehensive Plan
    the consultant suggested that city create as part of its future plan a way to incorporate PPAC as a more accessible meeting place for the community. It found PPAC to be centrally located and an integral part of the arts culture and development but could benefit from expansion and becoming more age integrated.
    One targeted group are the retirees that have participated in other programs offered but in a limited capacity. With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 everyday, the demographic landscape of the country is shifting, and the need for arts programming in aging services is growing exponentially. (National Center for Creative Aging)
    Characteristics of their needs for programming are:
    • They want to have dance classes that provide social interaction as well as appropriate cardio expectations.
    • They have voiced their desires to have programs during the day to accommodate their special needs.
    • They desire age appropriate productions for participation.
    • They would like a Sr. Choir that could host and perform with other Sr. Choirs.
    • Art is the transformation of the tangible (bodies, instruments, paper, ink, clay, fabric) and intangible (words, sounds, memories, emotions, ideas) into something new, such as sculpture, living history theater, musical performances, stories, paintings, dance, quilts, or poems. The process of creating, as well as the art that is created, transforms the participants and the people around them: other participants, family members, professional caregivers, and everyone who experiences the art. The artistic discipline, specifically in the performing arts, is transformed by the inclusion of older adults. Older adults in the audience benefit when they see themselves reflected in the artists.
    • Enhanced quality of life is a distinctive benefit of participation in the arts. Quality of life has many components. Aristotle used the term eudaimonia, often translated as happiness. For most of us, quality of life is synonymous with well-being. The arts are known to enhance the quality of life in different but parallel ways for communities and for individuals.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    The board of directors and staff of Presser Performing Arts Center have agreed upon plans for an addition of 9200 SF. square feet and 1,270 SF for the renovated original part of the lobby. Presser Performing Arts Center hereinafter referred to as PPAC, has strategically assessed the needs and professionally prepared preliminary plans with the aid of Professional Contractors and Engineers of Columbia, Mo.. The estimated cost of this project is $3 million. The proposed expansion includes:
    • Lobby
    • Box office
    • Community/education/rehearsal/performance space
    • Classrooms (2)
    • Restrooms
    • Concession/catering kitchen/Green room
    • Additional parking space
    • Administrative offices/Box Office
    • Storage
    • Additional wing space for the main stage theatre
    • Scene shop
    • Gallery walls
    PPAC is located on a 9 acre lot on the original Hardin College campus. The expansion will take place on the south-side of Presser Theatre. Presser Hall Restoration Society has been around since 1987 and Presser Performing Arts Center has been around since 2007.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have been successful in the past with fundraising and we are currently in the Quiet Phase of fundraising and have had great encouragement from our supporters.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We have developed a Milestones Chart.
    Engineering & Architecture design completed by December 2014

    Capital campaign Fund Raising Plan completed by July 2014

    Quiet phase soliciting board members-employees by September 2014

    Continue quiet phase; soliciting Major gifts October 2014 thru January 2015

    Submit NAP application to DED October 1, 2014

    Public announcement of Capital Campaign January 1, 2015

    Solicit NAP donors ( 3 year project period begins 1-1-2015) January 2015 to July 1, 2015

    Submit ANNUAL grant applications to Foundations September 2014 thru September 2017

    If needed, receive a Construction loan secured by land by August 2017
    and pledges

    All NAP donations & other sources of funding secured by June 2017
    and documentation approved by DED

    Site work completed by January 2017

    Construction and renovation begins by March 2017

    Structural framing by May 2017

    Mechanical completed by June 2017

    Electrical, HVAC, plumbing and interior completed by October 2017

    Completed all construction by December 2017
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have stayed on task with our calendar of events and Milestones Chart. We have received $1,000,00
Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

There are 22 zip codes in our 30 mile radius, representing 21 communities that participate with Presser Performing Arts Center.
65265 Mexico 63352 Laddonia
65283 Stoutsville 65201 Colimbia
63462 Perry 65251 Fulton
65282 Santa Fe 63334 Bowling Green
63382 Vandalia 63361 Montgomery City
65232 Benton City
63384 Wellsville
65264 Martinsburg
65231 Auxvasse
65240 Centralia
65284 Sturgeon
65262 Kingdom City
63388 Williamsburg
65255 Hallsville
65243 Clark
63359 Middletown
63345 Farber

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PRESSER HALL RESTORATION SOCIETY
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Operations

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President of the Board of Directors

Dr. Mark Weaver

Treasurer

Mr. Don Decker

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mark Weaver

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?