The Farris Foundation exists solely to promote the purposes of Friends of the Farris, Inc. Such purposes include, but are not limited to the following:
Ensuring the physical welfare and perpetuity of the FarrisTheatreBuilding, its owned properties and ongoing operations
Bringing arts and otherwise beneficial activities to the stage of the Farris Theatre
Educating patrons served by the Farris Theatre community of the benefits of the arts and arts related activity
Designing and developing new services which are otherwise not supported by the operation of the Farris Theatre
Sharing our knowledge and collaborating with other historic community centers through training and development activities
Administration of the Foundation:
The Farris Foundation is legally established as a charitable foundation under the Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501c3.
The Farris Foundation is governed under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors.The Foundation Board shall determine the usage of all income derived from the Foundation's operation and shall set policies in accordance with the purposes of the Foundation as outlined above.
Background: Since 1995, Friend of the Farris, Inc. has acquired and renovated the historic Farris Theatre, in Richmond, MO.The organization has made a successful transition from renovator to operator and now many people, young and old have been touched by magic of the resorted Farris Theatre.
The success of the Farris project is attributed to many volunteers of time and money.Countless hours and dollars have been generated to bring the Farris back to life.
The Friends of the Farris operates as a true not-for-profit corporation operating and maintaining the Farris.Organizations and individuals pay a usage fee to assist the Friends in off setting the cost of operation g the building.
To further advance the Farris project's success and insure its financial and physical well being to perpetuity, a broader funding base is created by the Farris Foundation, Inc.Support is sought from individuals, local businesses, corporations, charitable foundations, estates and trusts to fund the Farris Foundation.