Another Way to Support Our Performing Arts Community!
Announcing the 2020 Saints MatchGrants Program
Beginning September 1st all forms for the 2020 Saints MatchGrants Program are available on the Saints website home page under the GRANTS tab. Saints
members who make voluntary donations to members organizations can request matching funds for the organization. Based upon the extreme need that the
Chicagoland performing arts community is experiencing we acknowledge that
Saints members may have supplemented their normal annual giving to member organizations through an earlier donation. To that end, the donation period for
the 2020 program is June 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 and continues to be subject to the program’s rules and availability of funds.
2020 Saints MatchGrants Program
Files to explain and guide you through MatchGrants
For Saints members who make a voluntary donation to eligible organizations, this tells you how to request that the Saints make a matching donation.
2020 Saints MatchGrants In Brief and Q A
For organizations who receive voluntary donations from Saints members, this tells you what to do to receive a matching donation from the Saints.
2020 MatchGrants Info for Organizations
This is the form to use, by members and organizations, when making a donation. Note that it will ask the member and the organization to provide a digital signature.
2020 Saints MatchGrants Fillable Form
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to digitally sign the MatchGrants fillable form. You may want to open it in a separate window while you're filling out the form.
2020 Digitally Signing Your Saints MatchGrants Form
Here's the list of organizations eligible to receive a matching grant.
2020 Saints MatchGrants Eligible Organizations
Thank you for participating!
October 27, 2020
The featured speaker was Mark Larson, author of Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater. His talk focused on the legendary St. Nicholas Theater, where the likes of David Mamet and William H Macy could be found and American Buffalo “roamed.” The Saints got their start and their name at this theater 40 years ago.
View the talk on you tube here
Deb Clapp and Chris Jones
July 28, 2020
The premiere of the Saints Talk series is now available on the website. This featured Deb Clapp, head of the League of Chicago Theatres, and Chris Jones, principal critic of the Chicago Tribune, discussing the state of Chicago theater in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and what it may mean for the future. The original video ran 60+ minutes, too large to upload in one file. There are two video files available, and one audio-only file, suitable for listening as a podcast format.
You will need to download and save the file to your computer. You may then play it from that location.
Video Part 1
Video Part 2
MEET THE BOARD
Here's a list of the 2020-2021 Board of Directors and other positions:
Frank Lackner – President (Usher Module Chair)
Marvin Levin – Vice-President
Hedda Lubin – Secretary
Marc LeClere – Treasurer
Other Board Members:
Ruth Johnston - Grants Administrator
Cate Brecht - Marketing Chair
Laurie Hillman - Webmaster
Trudy Meltzer - Membership Chair
Richard Scire - Publisher
Terry Kinsey - Shoppe
Alan Pieczynski - Venue/Coordinator Liaison
Rosemary Devlin - Chair of Appeals Commission
If you've been writing to some of us, be aware that the recipients of some of the addresses may have changed, but many email programs may have "remembered" the old name, so messages might be sent to the new person but show the old name.