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Tacoma’s Historic Theater District Centennial Campaign

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Continuing the Legacy


Sustain the Historic Pantages Theater

  • Restore Integrity & Beauty
  • Improve Patron Experience
  • Increase Seismic Safety

Create a New Vision for Theater on the Square

  • Celebrate Generations of Civic Leadership
  • Improve Patron Experience
  • Enliven Venue

Deepen Community Engagement

  • Expand Programs
  • Provide Greater Access & Diversity
  • Grow Educational Service

The Community’s Financial Investment

$20 Million Public Private Partnership

For more details on our financial goals, please click here.

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Campaign Leadership

Honorary Co-Chairs

  • Derek Kilmer, U.S. Representative
  • Norm Dicks, Former U.S. Representative
  • Steve O’Ban, Washington State Senator
  • Laurie Jinkins, Washington State Representative
  • Jake Fey, Washington State Representative
  • Connie Ladenburg, Pierce County Councilmember

Executive Committee

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  • Sara and Bruce Kendall, Chair, Community Leaders
  • Monte Bersante, Davies Pearson
  • Dianne Conway, Gordon Thomas Honeywell
  • John Kent, Community Leader
  • Michael Lehrer, Morgan Financial
  • Bradley Lehrer, Community Leader
  • Kurt Olson, Lighthouse Tool Company
  • Lyle Quasim, Community Leader
  • Kristen Sawin, Weyerhaeuser
  • Scott Shelton, Community Leader
  • David Fischer, Tacoma Arts Live Executive Director
  • Stacey Guadnola, Tacoma Arts Live Centennial Fund Director
  • Pamela Russell, Tacoma Arts Live Fund Consultant
  • Julia Garnett, Tacoma Arts Live Project Consultant
  • Bill Stauffacher, Lobbying Consultant


  • Mary and Steve Barger, Community Leaders
  • Buzz and John Folsom, Community Leaders
  • Holly Bamford Hunt, Bamford Foundation
  • Linda Ishem, University of Washington, Tacoma
  • Bev Losey, Brown & Brown Insurance
  • Bill Robertson, Multicare
  • Carlyn Roy, TAPCO Credit Union

In Memoriam:

Scott Marshall, Community Leader


Tacoma Arts Live Board

To learn more contact David Fischer

Executive Director

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The Tacoma Arts Live mission is to energize community through live performance. To learn more about how we deliver our mission, please click here.