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Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is proud to announce that in the spirit of Giving Tuesday, Kessler-Fahrenkrug Funeral Home is providing a $10,000 gift match to the Center’s Year-End Giving Campaign. Every dollar donated to the Fox Cities P.A.C.’s Year-End Giving Campaign will be doubled, up to $10,000. 

The Center’s 2023 Year-End Giving Campaign is “unlocking the spirit of giving” this holiday season, Beetlejuice: The Musical-style, raising funds (and spirits!) to support mission-based programming including the Amcor Education Series. Because of donor generosity supporting the Fox Cities P.A.C.’s mission, people of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and interests are able to enrich their lives through various performing arts experiences. Students connect and broaden their perspectives and perceptions through mission-based programs including:

The generosity of the community has positively impacted youth across generations through the performing arts. More than 450,000 students and educators have experienced classroom lessons coming to life on stage through the Amcor Education Series since the Fox Cities P.A.C. opened its doors in November 2002. In the Center’s 20th  Anniversary Season alone, Annual Partners helped make it possible for 15,612 students and educators to attend and engage in Amcor Education Series performances. Of those attendees, 927 were provided scholarship tickets, allowing students to have an educational experience without a financial barrier. 

Donations to the Center also help provide opportunities for high school students to grow in confidence, creativity, and collaboration skills while making long-lasting friendships based on the shared passion of the arts through the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program and the P.A.T.H.S. Program.

“Whether you give $1 or $1,000, you help ignite curiosity, shape new perspectives and build an empathic and strengthened community,” said Fox Cities P.A.C.’s Senior Manager of Development, Emily Ponkratz.

The community is invited to “Jump in the line” and summon the spirit of giving to start changing lives through a donation today.

  • Online
  • Contact
    • Email the development team at [email protected].
    • Call the development team at (920) 730-3782.
  • Stop in-person
    • Visit the Center’s ticket office during business hours (Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) or stop in the Main Lobby when attending a performance of Beetlejuice: The Musical, December 5 – 10.
  • Mail your contribution
    • Send your contribution Attn: Development Team to 400 W. College Avenue, Appleton WI 54911.

Thank you for supporting the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center.


Thank you to Amcor Education Series Title Partner, Amcor, and Co-Partners, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Miller Electric Mfg. LLC. and Schneider Foundation. 

The Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program is an educational initiative of the Fox Cities P.A.C. with support from corporate partner Fox Communities Credit Union. Additional partners in this program include Johnson Financial Group, Nicolet National Bank, Schneider Foundation, Skogen’s Festival Foods, WFRV, Wipfli LLP and Angelo and Jennifer Ninivaggi. Programs like the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program are also supported in part by contributions to the Center’s Annual Partner Campaign.

Thank you to Frank C. Shattuck Performing Arts Touch the Hearts of Students (P.A.T.H.S.) Program corporate partner, BMO Harris Bank. 


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The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts and cultural education organization located in downtown Appleton, provides a premier venue for live performing arts. Since 2002, the Center has proudly served as a multicultural gathering place for the community to engage in educational opportunities while enhancing a greater understanding and appreciation of life through the live performing arts. The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center — Where the Arts Come Alive!