As we prepare for our upcoming 100th anniversary, the completion of this project and the restoration of the exterior of this magnificent structure to its original glory is of the utmost importance – for not only Stambaugh Auditorium, but for the historic Fifth Avenue and Wick Park neighborhoods, the city of Youngstown and the entire community.
The project consists of replacing the staircase and promenade and adding a handicapped accessible ramp, plus adding project enhancements including exterior lighting, iron and door restoration and cleaning the exterior facade. Our goal is to restore the exterior of the magnificent Stambaugh Auditorium, a treasure of our community, to its original splendor.
The ground was broken for this vital project in June of 2021. The actual bids for the project came in at $4.1 million which is $1 million less than originally estimated. Our goal is to raise the balance of the funds and complete the project by the Spring of 2022.
You can now be a part of this historical renovation!
We are now entering the final phase of raising the necessary funds to complete the project by the Spring of 2022.
Help us to raise the final $500,000 needed to complete this vital project.
- Demolition and site work begins to prepare the site for construction.
- Initial Cleaning of Facade occurs
- Demolition and site work continues/finalizes
- Concrete Work begins on foundations
- Concrete Work for foundation continues and finalizes
- Utility installation (Electrical, Plumbing, Water)
- Masonry work, salvaging materials and re-constructing retaining walls and re-construction of staircase substructure.
Painting and caulking, door installation, ironwork restoration, bird deterrent install, ag pole installation, light fixture installation, final cleaning.
Landscaping - planting, grading,
We are grateful for the support of the following local foundations for their support of this vital project:
Hine Memorial Fund of the Youngstown Foundation, $500,000
$250,000 – $499,999
Frank and Pearl Gelbman Foundation, $265,000
Ward Beecher and Florence Simon Beecher Foundation, $250,000
Hynes-Finnegan Foundation, $250,000
$100,000 – $249,999
Youngstown Foundation, $200,000
John S. and Doris M. Andrews Memorial Fund, $150,000
$50,000 – $99,999
J. Ford Crandall Memorial Foundation, $60,000
Monday Musical Fund, $50,000
Thomases Family Endowment, $50,000
Pollock Company Foundation, $50,000
$25,000 – $49,999
Premier Bank Foundation, $30,000
Darling Fund of The Youngstown Foundation, $25,000
Pollock Personal Foundation, $25,000
$10,000 – $24,999
Walter and Helen Bender Memorial Fund, $17,500
Warren P. Williamson, Jr. Fund of The Youngstown Foundation, $15,000
Jane F. Lamb Charitable Foundation, $10,000
$1,000 – $9,999
Edward M. Barr Foundation, $5,000
Gifts of any amount are welcome. Contributions may take the form of outright gifts, stock transfers, and pledges. Pledges for gifts of $10,000 may be payable over a multi-year period. Contact JoAnn Stock, Chief Development Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-747-5175 for more information.