The Performing Arts Student Scholarship Foundation (P.A.S.S.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The purpose of this organization is to help children and their families fulfill their performing arts dreams.
More than ten years ago, it became apparent that there was a need for funding to financially support many of the children and families in our community who wanted to participate in performing arts activities. P.A.S.S. was formed in an effort to ethically and legally assist families in the community. Funds are developed by grant writing, holding fund-raisers and partnering with businesses in the community that share an interest in youth activities. P.A.S.S. has four officers (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) and a board of directors, all of whom volunteer 100% of their time to the organization.
Since P.A.S.S. was founded, members have not only helped children financially by developing a scholarship program for families in need and assisting with funding for all children in the group, but have volunteered countless hours to help make fun events possible for community members. It is parent, grandparent and adult volunteers involved with the P.A.S.S. who make many events possible each year such as parades, recitals, parties, travel opportunities and more. As adults with a genuine interest in the Sterling Silver group as a whole, P.A.S.S. members also provide insight and assistance in developing ideas and making events happen for the students & families of Sterling Silver Studio.
The P.A.S.S. Foundation holds monthly meetings that are open to parents, grandparents or any adult in the community with an interest in assisting or promoting performing arts programs in the community. P.A.S.S. is always looking for additional persons who want to get involved and welcome your attendance at monthly meetings.
Meetings for the 2014-2015 season will be held on the first Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Guadalajara restaurant located next to Sterling Silver Studio in the Mariner Mall.
Please CLICK HERE to read about P.A.S.S. in Dance Studio Life Magazine. (P.A.S.S. was previously known as Sterling Silver Booster Club)
If you have questions, or if you would like to learn more, please contact one of the current officers.
2013/2014 Officer Contact Information
Stacy Parkinson, President: Parki5*AT*Charter.net
Tom Wiberg, Vice President: TWiberg*AT*Centurytel.net
Tammy Prochnow, Treasurer: Prochnow*AT*Centurytel.net
Renee Olson, Secretary: WOSuperior*AT*AOL.com