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Please follow top instruction and print this donation form before attending     Family Fest! See you there! Thank you

Dear Supporter:

The Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation (“APACF”), a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, was formed to establish and maintain a state-of-the-art building with exceptional performance and educational facilities which will allow Anaheim to become an entertainment destination for Broadway stage and musical theater performances as well as the home for local performing arts groups.

It has been shown over and over again that the performing arts contribute significantly to the economics, culture and welfare of a community. They inspire, engage, delight and challenge us. The APAC Foundation will bring the magic of the stage to the community of North Orange County and surrounding cities by providing access to the performing arts at affordable prices.

In our attempt to reach out to the community, the Guild of APACF is sponsoring a fundraising festival (“Family Fest at Fox Pointe”) on September 17, 2016, for a day filled with family fun, games and prizes galore. It is a day honoring our Anaheim Police and Anaheim Fire and Rescue Departments. These wonderful men and women are not recognized nearly enough for their tireless efforts and acts of bravery.

We recognize that you receive numerous requests for donations and we truly appreciate your consideration and support of our mission. Our goal is to raise $5,000.00 and your contribution will help to underwrite the expenses of our festival.

With much appreciation,

Lori Knohl

Chairperson and Secretary



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Family Fest at Fox Pointe Manor

Save the Date!

Join us September 17th, 2016 for our very own Family Fest at Fox Pointe! The Guild of APACF is sponsoring a fundraising festival full of games, prizes, and good times. We will be honoring our Anaheim Police and Fire Rescue Departments. Get your tickets before September 2nd and save 15% on admission. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Damon Kirsche Performing in Anaheim


Anaheim, Calif. (July 8, 2013) – The Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation (APACF) is proud to announce that DAMON KIRSCHE will join the lineup of stellar entertainment at the third annual GREAT GATSBY WEEKEND which is to be held on August 24 & 25 at Fox Pointe Manor and the Lost World Estate, the magnificent estate residences of Dr. Howard and Linda Knohl and Patrick and Jolynn Mahoney in Anaheim Hills.
DAMON KIRSCHE performs for concert and theater audiences across the nation, where critics have recently remarked “we all thought they didn’t make leading men like this for the American musical theater anymore… a gorgeous legit voice, used with delicacy as well as power” (Dallas Morning News). “Kirsche has one of the best and most versatile male voices of this generation” (Tony Award-winning author of “Forbidden Broadway” Gerard Alessandrini) as well as “riveting showmanship” (Variety), “raw dynamo” (Backstage) and “spine-tingling resonance” (Los Angeles Times). Recent concerts: the “American Showstoppers” series with the Fred Barton Orchestra at NY’s Schimmel Center, Bruce Kimmel’s “Kritzerland” cabaret series in Los Angeles and with vintage swing orchestra Dean Mora and his “Modern Rhythmists” at the 25th Anniversary of Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing series. Damon can be heard on recordings with Dean Mora and His Orchestra and on the recently released “Lyrics and Music by Charles Bloom: In Here.” Recent stage: Mary Poppins (Mr. Banks) and Spamalot (Dennis Galahad) at Music Theatre of Wichita (where he’s played Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, King Arthur in Camelot, Franklin Hart, Jr. in 9 to 5 and in concert with Kelli O’Hara). Last fall, Damon starred as Julian Marsh in 42nd Street at the Carpenter Center with Musical Theatre West and as Rick Anderson in the new Harold Arlen musical One For My Baby at the New 42nd St. Studios.
The headlining performer for the Great Gatsby Weekend Fundraiser is Anaheim native and Broadway star EDEN ESPINOSA (Broadway: Wicked, Rent, Flora the Red Menace) will be the headlining entertainment.
Eden Espinosa was born and raised in Anaheim. She is most recognized for her portrayal of Elphaba in the Broadway production of “Wicked.” She has also performed the role of the green witch to critical acclaim in both Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Honorary Chairperson for the GREAT GATSBY WEEKEND is Joel Zwick. Mr. Zwick is a film, television and theater director and is best known for his work on “Perfect Strangers,” “Full House” and “Family Matters” as well as directing the theatrical films “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” “Second Sight” and “Fat Albert.”
After only a few years, the GREAT GATSBY WEEKEND is one of the most fashionable and heavily anticipated fundraising events in Orange County.
Saturday: Enjoy fine wine, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction at The Lost World Estate home of Patrick and Jolynn Mahoney, followed by sumptuous dinner and stellar entertainment under the stars at Dr. Howard & Linda Knohl’s Fox Pointe Manor.
Sunday: Delight in an afternoon with a festival of wine and beer tastings, fine food from some of the best restaurants in the Anaheim area, and a unique shopping experience and blues entertainment on the Great Lawn at Fox Pointe Manor.
SAVE THE DATE! August 24 & 25, 2013. You won’t want to miss this fun-filled and exciting weekend!
Tickets to the GREAT GATSBY WEEKEND are $250 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $275 for the entire weekend of events.
For more information or to be added to mailing list, please visit or call 714-554-2711.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the APAC Foundation, whose mission is to build a performing arts center in Anaheim.
About Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation
The Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt organization, has been formed to build and maintain a signature building with state-of-the-art performance and educational facilities. Working with the City of Anaheim, corporate and private sponsors, we are dedicated to making the dream of a cultural center and performing arts theater in Anaheim become a reality.
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A Message From Our New Executive Director

With great excitement, I enthusiastically accepted the position of Executive Director of the Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation this year. Under the passionate leadership of our Board president, Linda Knohl, the foundation is entering its sixth year pursuing its mission to build a new performing arts center in the city of Anaheim. The Performing Arts enrich our communities and provide much needed education outreach to our youth.

APACF have produced many events in the community to build awareness of our mission and improve the quality of life in our community. Our goal is to raise funds to build a new home for the Anaheim Ballet, Orange County Symphony and produce top notch Musical Theatre and plays.

It’s easy to see why I am so excited to be a part of such a wonderful organization. This ambitious grass-roots effort would not be possible without the support we receive from each of you; our volunteers, donors and single ticket buyers. I look forward to meeting all of you at our many fundraising events throughout the year.

Whether you were there with us from the beginning — and we know who you are! — or you’ve just learned about APACF, we welcome you. We’re just getting started!

I invite you to join us in our quest— to donate, volunteer, join, and learn about APACF. Every contribution keeps our foundation moving closer to our goal.

I also encourage you to become a “Fan” of the Anaheim Performing Arts Center on Facebook. It’s a great way to keep in touch and to see photos of our “Broadway Rocks Anaheim” concerts or our major fundraiser, “The Great Gatsby Weekend’. Show your commitment to the arts by keeping them alive in our community.

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The Race is On! Please Vote!

The Anaheim Arts Council has announced the start of the 2013 Champion for the Arts Contest, and APACF Board President Linda Knohl has been nominated!

Nominee Linda Knohl has dedicated a large portion of her life to the fostering and promotion of arts in Anaheim and surrounding communities. A native of New York, Linda was instilled at a young age with a desire to immerse herself in theatre, dance, music and to nurture artists and other like-minded individuals who believe, as she does, that the arts are an essential component in any healthy society. In her decades of dedication, she has served numerous organizations including the Anaheim Ballet, Orange County Symphony, the Anaheim Muzeo, Long Beach’s esteemed Broadway musical theatre company; Musical Theatre West and dozens more, to ensure that artists have a place to create and audiences have a place to discover and explore the transformative powers of the arts. Never taking a bow for her efforts, Linda prefers to work behind the scenes and allow the spotlight to fall on the artists instead. But as any artist knows, without a benefactor, without a visionary whose dedication is undeterred and indefatigable, without a true champion in the ring, their work is only half done. Art is not created in a vacuum and without the sincere devotion of leaders like Linda Knohl; the landscape of performing arts in the community and its accessibility to audiences of all ages would be greatly diminished. For this reason, and for so many more, Linda Knohl, President and Co-Founder of the Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation is a true “Champion of the Arts”.

The Anaheim Arts Council is sponsoring a contest for Champion of the Arts. Voting tickets are $1. For every ticket sold, the APAC Foundation receives half of the proceeds and you are entered into a drawing to win a prize. We would appreciate your support of this fundraiser and helping Linda become the 2013 Champion of the Arts! Deadline to purchase tickets is March 15th. Please email Shelley Sherman at for more information and to purchase tickets.

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