UPDATE: December 15, 2022
Please note that this event has been cancelled. We look forward to rescheduling it in 2023!
Watch a holiday classic on the big screen and give back to the Palatine Park District Cultural Arts Programs at the Susannah’s Gift Benefit Show. The fundraiser on Saturday, December 17 at 2:30pm at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood Street, Palatine includes performances by the Palatine Park District Dance Company, Palatine Children’s Chorus and Palatine Park District Youth and Adult Theatre programs. The festive afternoon ends with a screening of the movie “Elf.” Tickets are $10 and available in advance or at the door.
The fundraiser, in partnership with the Palatine Park Foundation, features raffle baskets and a special meet and greet with Santa. Snacks include two of Buddy the Elf’s favorite food groups – candy and candy canes! All profits from the event will support the Susannah’s Gift Scholarship Fund. The fund assists residents with financial need who would like to participate in park district cultural arts classes and programs.
The Susannah’s Gift Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Susannah Kist, a popular, longtime Palatine Park District theater and music teacher, who lost her battle with cancer in 2009. “We have this wonderful scholarship fund in place, so that students do not need to let funding be a roadblock in pursuing a class in the arts. We would like to get the word out to see more people be able to take advantage of it,” said Lisa Swan, Cultural Arts Coordinator for Palatine Park District.
Tickets are available through Cutting Hall Box Office at cuttinghall.org or at the door on December 17.
If you have any questions regarding the Palatine Park Foundation Donation Program, email firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible as defined by Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations, sponsorships, and in-kind gifts may be contributed for a specific purpose or may be unrestricted in use to provide financial assistance where most needed.
The Palatine Park Foundation was formed in 1994 to assist the Park District in its continuing commitments of service to the community.
The mission of Palatine Park District is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable and affordable parks, programs and recreational facilities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors while being fiscally responsible stewards of community assets and tax dollars.