Palace Theatre Trust


2022 Goals:

To continue fulfilling its mission through enriching the region’s cultural life and serving as a community resource through its stewardship of the historic Palace Theatre and affiliate facilities: the historic Palace Theatre, the Rex Theatre, Forever Emma Studios and the Spotlight Room.

Another goal is to firmly commit to strengthening access to theatre for youth in the Manchester area and beyond.

Fundraising Events:

Palace Youth Theatre Campaign: fundraising effort that will provide youth scholarships, Forever Emma building improvements and provide arts education opportunities to future generations.

Forever Emma Annual Golf Tournament: in memory of one our most memorable young performers, Emma Bechert. Money raised through this event allows the theatre to provide college scholarships to our graduating youth theatre students.

Theatre Seat Naming: name a seat in the theatre in your or someone else’s name.

Sponsorship Opportunities: professional series performances, tribute shows and all other Palace, Rex, Youth and Spotlight performances offer sponsorships and help keep these venues operating.

Giving Opportunities:

Palace Theatre Trust Annual Fund: annual fund asking for financial support in any amount to maintain top quality performances; Marquee Club Memberships: various membership levels offer exclusive benefits to members while enjoying Palace Theatre performances; Night of 1000 Stars: a special night of youth theatre performances accompanied by an auction to raise money for the largest and fastest-growing youth theatre program in the state.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Usher volunteers: the theatres maintain a core of 250+ volunteer ushers to greet and seat all patrons coming to a performance. Internships: we offer internships in various departments of the theatre. They include marketing, artistic, technical, youth theatre and development.

Board Officers   /   Board Members

Jennifer Parent
McLane Middleton Professional Assoc.

Michael Perrella, Sr.
Vice Chair
Bellwether Community Credit Union

Mark LaPrade

Doug Blais, Ph.D.

Robert Baines
Former Mayor of Manchester

Joe Carelli
Citizens Bank

Ron Covey, Jr.
St. Mary’s Bank

Sarah B. Demers
Merrill Lynch – Retired

Sylvio L. Dupuis. O.D.
MCPHS University

Atty. David Eby
Devine Millimet

Walter Gallo
St. Anselm College – Retired

Donna Gamache
Eversource Energy

Joe Graham
iHeart Media Group

Beth Houlis
The RiverStone Group

Michael L’Ecuyer
Bellwether Community Credit Union – Retired

Camille Madden
HarborOne Mortgage

Roland A. Martin II-Cornerstone PDC, LLC

Sharron McCarthy
Girls Inc.

Jason McKinney
John Hancock Investments

Katie McQuaid Cote
Primary Bank

Dr. Holly Mintz
Elliot Hospital

Lucia A. Merritt

Peter Ramsey
Palace Theatre

Mike Reed
Stebbins Commercial Properties

Michael Skelton
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce


Howard Brodsky
CCA Global Partners

Judith Jolton

Atty. Maria Law
Rath Young Pignatelli

William E. Stevens
Harvey Construction Corp.

Categories: Charitable Giving Guide