Dear friends,

Our annual spring fundraising campaign, Build the Stage, was scheduled to launch in late April, but because of these trying times, we are starting April 1st (no joke)!

Families like yours allow the Performing Arts Academy to continue our mission to transform our community through a generation of students who are confident in their self-worth, understand the importance of creating and serving their community, and recognize the value in every individual’s differences. Please help us keep PAA’s magic alive!

The Performing Arts Academy, along with the rest of the arts community, is facing unprecedented financial challenges which are forcing us to make decisions I never imagined we would have to face. I know this is a time of uncertainty for us all, but the truth is we had important work planned before any of us knew the extent of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and that work must continue.

I implore you to help us ensure the continuation of PAA. Please help us bridge these challenging times, keep our amazing professional staff with us, and keep the arts alive.

We are asking our PAA community of supporters for a financial donation in the amount of $50, $100, $250, $450, or $1000. Our incredible staff has planned great prize giveaways for donors, as well as exciting virtual events to bring this wonderful community together and celebrate PAA.

You can check out all of the details on this page: paacolorado.org/build-the-stage.

Please mark your calendars for our kick-off party on April 1st at 5:00 PM. RSVP on our Facebook page

I’d also ask you to pass this request on to family and friends who believe in what PAA is doing for the children and youth in our community.

The lost revenue from cancelled rehearsals and performances puts all of our programs and staff members at significant risk, both in the short-term and long-term. Please help us build a strong stage for PAA students to stand on for years to come.

I can’t thank you enough for sharing this journey, for supporting our students and amazing staff, and for being an important part of the PAA family. I look forward to seeing your smiling faces at our kick-off party!


Dr. James Ramsey
Executive Director