End-of-Year Giving Campaign

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Ovation School for the Performing Arts
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We teach life-skills through the arts to youth in our community and adults with special needs.


raised by 27 people

$30,000 goal

Here at Ovation, we have a lot to be thankful for this Holiday Season.  This year has been one of the most challenging, and most rewarding in Ovation’s history.  As you may know, for about a year we found ourselves between locations, due to a sudden rent increase.   We found a temporary location to meet for classes, put everything in storage, and forged ahead with the belief that Ovation is meant to be here for our community. 

Finally, over this summer, we found our location – a turn-key stand-alone building at the beginning of Historic Downtown Upland.  We are tremendously fortunate to have found a place with all the classroom and office space we need.  So far, the response has been amazing.  We have enjoyed connecting with the surrounding businesses and our local city government. 

Thank you to everyone who supported Ovation through this transitional time.  We are so grateful and would not have made it without you.

Ovation teaches life-skills through the performing arts to the youth in our community and adults with special needs.  Our goal is to develop confidence by teaching self-discipline, teamwork, and most importantly the concept of “paying it forward.”  In doing this, we believe we are changing the world, one child at a time. 

As the year comes to a close, we'd like to remind you if you are planning end-of-year giving, please keep Ovation in mind as your charity of choice this Holiday Season.  As a 501c3 nonprofit, charitable organization, your gift is tax-deductible.  Any donation amount is very much appreciated.

Thank you for your consideration in supporting Ovation this Holiday Season.  For more information about Ovation and the work we do, please read on...

Our Goals

The goal for Ovation has always been to teach more than classes in the Arts. We develop confidence by teaching life skills such as self-discipline, teamwork and most importantly the concept of “paying it forward” by giving back to their community whether it’s singing to seniors at a convalescent home or handing out toys to children at Christmas. In doing this, we change the world one student at a time. 

Creativity is Limitless

Ovation's wish is to compose an environment where creativity is limitless. At the same time, true creativity must have proper structure. In the classroom, we allow the creativity to blossom while teaching structure in a non-judgmental or critical way. We set an example of structure by holding the student accountable for any and all actions. The student learns self-discipline. We believe that the most powerful way to develop this balance in the student is for the staff to be role models. Although it is true that the process of being creative is equally as important as the final product, it isn't enough to simply have the natural gift and allow it to run freely to no end. It must be cultivated and developed to its fullest potential.

Discovery of Talent

Discovery of talent happens during the process of free, uninhibited creativity. True creativity is experimenting, inventing, breaking rules, taking risks, making mistakes, and above all, having fun. When an individual is allowed to take risks without the consequence of the judgment of others he explores the discovery of new possibilities. Ovation is about the process. The end result is not necessarily the goal. Through exploration, discovery, passion, training and performance, the end goal will be reached quicker, more effectively and will be far more satisfying.

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