The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis was purchased in June, 1981 by Fox Associates, LLC, a private partnership. Robert J. Baudendistel, Harvey A. Harris, and the late Leon Strauss had a dream to restore the Fox Theatre to its original grandeur. Under their aegis, and with Mary Strauss directing the restoration, they made that dream a reality. Since then, the ownership has continued, through several additional restorations, to secure the Fox Theatre as one of the premier venues in the country.
With the success of the Fox Theatre and Fox Theatricals, the producing arm of Fox Associates, LLC, the ownership took the next step in realizing the second part of their dream -- the creation of Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation in 2002.
Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission of fostering, promoting, and encouraging young people in the St. Louis region to discover and participate in the joy and wonder of live performances. The foundation provides a number of grants to St. Louis area arts organizations focused on youth initiatives as well as develops its own educational and performing arts programs.
Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation
Board of Directors
Ms. Mary Strauss, President
Ms. Marlene Birkman, PhD., Vice President
Mr. James F. Weidman, Secretary
Mr. Joseph Noelker, Treasurer
Ms. Jenny Gupta
Ms. Lana Pepper
Ms. Stephanie Riven
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