MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION GIFT FROM PAUL AND SANDRA GOLDNER FOR ITS CONSERVATORY 

In their honor, the Conservatory is now named the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts

March 28, 2012 (Jupiter) – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has announced an unprecedented gift of $1 million for its Conservatory of Performing Arts from Jupiter residents Paul and Sandra Goldner.

In a ceremony held in the Goldners’ honor, the Theatre’s leaders unveiled signs bearing the Conservatory’s new name: the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts.

“We are ecstatic that the Goldners share our vision that children are our future, and a belief that a solid foundation in education and hands-on experience in the arts are invaluable tools for young people,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director. “I believe in creating opportunities for our youth through the world-class facilities at our Conservatory, and the Goldners’ exceptional gift will help turn our dreams for the Conservatory’s future into reality.”

Both originally from the New York area, Paul spent his career in the computer services industry. He founded and ran Database America, a leading supplier of consumer and business information and a pioneer in online marketing databases. Sandra spent many years working in marketing for the pharmaceutical industry.

Their interests focus on music, the arts and – most importantly – supporting services dedicated to the welfare of children. The Theatre’s Conservatory exemplifies that, Paul said.

“It is so important for young people to have the opportunity to be able to get up in front of a group and sing, act, dance, perform,” he said. “No matter what these children decide to do, they will take something away from their experience here at the Conservatory that will serve them for the rest of their lives. I cannot think of a better place for children to grow and prosper.”

Julie Rowe, director of education at the Conservatory, agreed.

“Arts education is an important part of development. It teaches young people critical thinking skills, peer relations, the ability to work together as a team, problem solving – and of course, the basics of the art forms they study,” she said. “The arts provide a place for fostering imagination. So thank you, Paul and Sandra Goldner, for supporting that magic.”

The Conservatory was established in 2007, when the Theatre built world-class facilities designed to serve hundreds of students in after-school, weekend and summer programs. The Conservatory’s rooms are named in honor of its other major benefactors: the Peggy and Rick Katz Rehearsal Studio, the Dr. Herb and Myra Hoffstein Acting Studio and the Dr. Bernard and Phyllis Eisenstein Voice Studio.

Locally, the Goldners are involved in numerous organizations, including Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO), which rescues children in peril. All of the children receive scholastic mentoring through the Goldner Mensch fund. They are also highly involved in Palm Beach Opera, the Eissey Theater, the Palm Beach Symphony and the Jupiter Hospital Foundation. They sponsor the Palm Beach State College Arts in the Gardens for Young People program at the Eissey Theater.

About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
In only nine seasons, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre has become one of Florida’s preeminent professional theatres, committed to production and education through its collaborations with local and national artists. Currently the state’s largest award-winning regional theatre, the Theatre draws over 70,000 people annually, serves a subscription base of more than 7,000 and has world-class classroom facilities in support of its Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts, which serves hundreds of youth and adults. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and has earned numerous Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s highest honor for artistic excellence. For more information about the Theatre’s upcoming shows and Conservatory, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.

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