Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc.

  • DeKalb, IL
  • http://www.egyptiantheatre.org

Mission Statement

To share and protect the historical integrity of the theatre as a regional arts center for entertainment and community involvement.

Main Programs

  1. Preservation of Egyptian Theatre
Service Areas

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Illinois

DeKalb County, Illinois

ruling year

1979

Executive Director since 2006

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Mr. Alex Nerad

Keywords

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Arts & Culture

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Also Known As

Egyptian Theatre

EIN

36-3011960

 Number

2960456309

Physical Address

135 N 2nd St

DeKalb, IL 60115

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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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Vision Statement: The historic Egyptian Theatre is recognized as a center for the arts and entertainment in the region, enriching the community culturally and economically. The Theatre is a beloved gathering place and source of pride, providing programming and excitement now and for future generations.

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

Preservation of Egyptian Theatre

Continual preservation of the Egyptian Theatre building

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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?
    1) Continue the historic preservation of the Egyptian Theatre.
    2) Be a center for the visual and performing arts for the region.
    3) Provide a home for community groups to host events and bring the community together.
    4) Increase the quality of life in the region through increased access to the arts.
    5) Through the arts provide community and educational outreach.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    1) Through every building maintenance or upgrade project focus on protecting the historical integrity of the building.
    2) Continually increase the number and variety of arts programs offered.
    3) Offer non-profit rental discounts for groups to utilize the theatre, provide community grants that help reduce the cost of using the Egyptian Theatre for non-profit groups, and actively reach out to community groups to find new ways to partner together.
    4) The arts bring people together and through successful programming the Egyptian Theatre has the ability to positively affect the quality of life and provide immense economic impact for the area.
    5) Provide free historical tours of the Egyptian Theatre to any educational or youth groups in the community. Actively work to increase the number of school shows and field trip opportunities for schools and home school groups throughout the area.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Our organization is the strongest it has ever been since created in 1978. Through strong organization policies and structure our organization is positioned to accomplish our goals. Our board of directors represents many different sectors throughout the community and contains active engaged members.

    Our staff is skilled and we have very little turnover which represents the dedication our staff has to the organization.

    Through recent increased efforts in fundraising our organization is becoming better equipped to expand programming and community impact.

    Our organization is actively involved in the community and has a large network of support.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    As an arts organization that presents events our main indicator is attendance and participation in events. We also track the number of events, number of groups hosting events, and demographic information of our attendees to track our progress.

    Through occasional surveys both formal and informal we are able to attain vital feedback that allows us to adjust our programs and projects to better serve the community.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    In recent years a lot of our focus has been on strengthening the organization so that we are better equipped to execute on expanded programming and projects. Through diligent behind-the-scenes work our organization is much stronger now and ready to start dramatically increasing the programming we provide, community involvement, community outreach, and taking the historic Egyptian Theatre to new heights.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

DeKalb County, Illinois

Funding Needs

Contributions;Grants

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PRESERVATION OF EGYPTIAN THEATER INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc.

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mr. Alex Nerad

BIO

I was born and raised in Iowa City, IA. I was involved with nearly every theatre venue in Iowa City throughout high school. I earned my Eagle Scout Award with my final project being at a historic country church outside Iowa City. I got involved with their board of directors and helped to put together a fundraising event to replace the roof on the 100+ year old building. I came to DeKalb in 2003 to attend NIU where I was in the BFA Tech program in the School of Theatre & Dance to become a Lighting Designer. In 2004 I was fortunate to be one of two people chosen for a prestigious internship at the American Dance Festival at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina where I was the Master Electrician for the main theatre for the summer and worked with dance companies from around the world. I started working at the Egyptian Theatre part-time as the Technical Director while attending school. In 2006 the past Executive Director left and the Egyptian Theatre Board of Directors approached me about becoming the new Director. I have been the Executive Director since 2006. I work with a number of local high schools in their theatres with productions or training. I have guest taught a few classes at the Illinois Institute of Art, have been a guest presenter at multiple NIU classes on non-profits, and have presented twice at the annual national conference for the League of Historic American Theatres. In my spare time I do enjoy traveling and touring other historic theatres around the country. I currently am the President of the board of the DeKalb Area Arts Council, President of the board for State Street Dance in Geneva, IL, Secretary of the board for the DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau, a board member of the Illinois Local Arts Network, board member of DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership, a board member for Proudly DeKalb, Inc, and on multiple community committees. Recipient of BoardSource Leadership Certificate for Nonprofit Chief Executives.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jeff Keppler

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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