Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts (ECPA) has launched a volunteer recruitment campaign to engage additional people to join the effort in bringing a state-of-the art performing arts facility to Elmhurst and the surrounding community.
“As we enter into the next phase of our plan, we need more volunteers, said Laura Michaud, one of ECPA’s board members. “ The community support has been inspiring and we are eager to engage the talents, ideas and assistance of more people to help make this vision a reality.”
The ECPA initiative, formed with the goal of building a center for music, theater, dance, and comedy anchored in downtown Elmhurst, began in 2014. Since then, the board and volunteer team have successfully established a strategic plan, held multiple fund-raisers, and initiated dialogue with community leaders, organizations and residents.
“The team involved in this effort is exceptional,” commented Andrea Hutchinson, Elmhurst resident and ECPA volunteer. “The vision and plan are clear which makes it easy to be a part of the project. I have been able to help in small ways based on the time I could give, and to now expand my commitment to oversee the Outreach Committee. And”, she added, “we are having a lot of fun.”
The next phase of the project entails a feasibility and economic impact study, public relations, targeted fund-raiser events, grant writing, and spreading the plans and enthusiasm for the project. A volunteer recruitment meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Gathering Room at the Elmhurst Public Library to further explain the needs of this next project phase and to encourage people to get involved.
“The talent in Elmhurst and the western suburbs is endless. We are hoping to tap into those who want to be part of this exciting project, said Becky Marianetti, Board Director. “There are small tasks and greater responsibilities for volunteers, she added, and each will be a building block to bring the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts to our community.”