Press Release

August 25, 2020

Stambaugh Auditorium receives $10,000 grant from the Warren P. Williamson, Jr. Fund

Stambaugh Auditorium has received a grant of $10,000 from the Warren P. Williamson, Jr. Fund of The Youngstown Foundation to support the Monumental Staircase and Facade Restoration Project.

The goal of the staircase and facade restoration project is to return the monumental staircase, grand entrance and promenade to its original splendor. The overall cost of the project is estimated at $5 million and will include razing and replacing the Fifth Avenue monumental staircase and promenade, reconstructing retaining walls, cleaning the exterior facade of the building, adding dimensional exterior lighting to the entrances and facades, and restoring all decorative metalwork at the grand entrance.

The mission of Stambaugh Auditorium, a cultural and historic landmark in the city of Youngstown since 1926, is to present events for the enjoyment, entertainment and education of the people of Youngstown and surrounding communities.

JoAnn Stock, Chief Development Officer at Stambaugh Auditorium said, “We are extremely grateful for the support of the Warren P. Williamson, Jr. Fund of The Youngstown Foundation in helping to support this vital project.” For more information about the campaign, contact Stock at 330-747-5175 or [email protected].