On Broadway: A Great Night, A Wonderful Cause

This Saturday, October 6, 2018 will be a great night for a wonderful cause, but don’t take our word for it, read what DRAA donors Matt Janopaul and Marissa Lange have to say about their experience and support.

“The variety of experiences that are available to bid on at On Broadway are unlike any other my spouse and I have seen,” says Diablo Regional Arts Association donor and supporter, Matt Janopaul. “The opportunities for group bidding with friends make for a very exciting evening. Larger bids increase your odds of success, and more importantly, help a wonderful non-profit.” Matt and his wife, Marissa Lange, were generous bidders at last year’s On Broadway Gala and were excited to dine with Jeb Bush as a part of the Lesher Speaker Series on-stage, pre-show experience, alongside their friends and fellow DRAA supporters, Renee and Rob Little and Annette and Chris Butner. They also won the one-of-a-kind Golden State Warriors experience, which included a Kevin Durant autographed basketball and framed jersey, which their son, Lincoln, will never forget.

As a result of their philanthropic support and involvement, Matt and Marissa’s family has attended more performances and arts programming at the Lesher Center over the past several years. “We are proud of all that DRAA accomplishes,” Marissa mentions, “and are glad to be able to support their mission of keeping the arts prevalent in our community.”

We are grateful beyond words for Matt, Marissa, and each and every one of our supporters who make our mission a reality. When you place a winning bid on an auction item or raise your paddle during Fund A Need at On Broadway, every dollar translates into tangible results. Because of your generosity, look what we have been able to accomplish!

  • DRAA invested in Center REP’s Million Dollar Quartet, which garnered 11 Theatre Bay Area Nominations
  • DRAA was mentioned in Downbeat Magazine, THE top Jazz publication in America, in correlation with our first ever musical commission, Sarah McKenzie’s San Francisco – Paris of the West
  • During the 2018-19 DRAA’s Arts Access School Time Program will host 9,000 individuals from low-income schools at live performances at the Lesher Center
  • We will present our third annual A Capella concert, featuring award-winning college groups through Kaiser Permanente’s College Notes: Celebrating Bright Minds and Voices on March 8 and 9, 2019
  • On July 20, 2019, the 13thannual Chevron Family Theatre Festival will take place at the Lesher Center, featuring affordable, high-quality entertainment, educational activities and family fun for all ages. Over 7,000 guests are anticipated to attend!
  • The Bedford Gallery will be able to provide free tours to all schools in Contra Costa County and continue curating thought-provoking, engaging exhibits

Help us continue to bring the highest quality performances to the Lesher Center. Help us say “yes” to every classroom that applies for an Arts Access performance and eliminate our wait list which currently stands at 2,000. Please be generous, bid HIGH and bid OFTEN.