StubHub Signs on as Presenting Sponsor for the Philadelphia 76ers Inaugural Youth Foundation Gala

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As the Philadelphia 76ers and StubHub expand their business partnership, the leading ticket marketplace will be the presenting sponsor for the Sixers’ Youth Foundation Gala, announced on NBA.com.

As the presenting sponsor and underwriter of the first-ever Sixers Youth Foundation gala, StubHub will be a part of the team’s introduction of the new nonprofit platform committed to bringing positive change to the lives of young people in the Greater Delaware Valley. The gala will be held March 10, and will welcome 76ers and NBA legends Allen Iverson and “Dr. J” Erving.

More details will be announced on the inaugural Sixers Youth Foundation Gala, presented by Stubhub, “An Evening on the Court,” in the coming days.

For more information, please visit sixersyouthfoundation.org.

StubHub Foundation Provides $250,000 Grant to Support 20 Bay Area Nonprofits Through the Super Bowl 50 Fund

The StubHub Foundation (a corporate advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation), in partnership with 50 Fund, the legacy fund of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, will be giving 20 Bay Area nonprofits each a $10,000 grant for their outstanding work supporting music, sports and arts programs for low-income kids . Each nonprofit is also eligible to win an additional $10k in funding for their project through StubHub’s Fan’s Choice program. The top five vote-getters through February 5th will receive the additional funding. Each project has been listed below and you can vote for your favorite one now through February 5th here.

America SCORES Bay Area (San Francisco)

Funding will support SCORES “Poetry Slam!” event at Everett Middle School held annually for our poet-athletes. They will experience poetry as literary performance and art form, and celebrate their capacity for self-expression by performing their original work for their teammates and family.

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) (San Jose)

Funding will provide 10 scholarships to low-income students to participate and lead the implementation of a second phase for a multi-media youth mental health peer support campaign. Obtaining access to corporate and public leaders specialized training and opportunities to help them apply viable decision-making towards an integrated future where community needs are at the forefront of regional planning.

Bayview Opera House (San Francisco)

Funding will create an intensive eight-week Dare 2 Dream Arts Youth Enrichment program involving eight groups of up to 20 children each from Bayview elementary schools and community institutions. The program will offer a total 1,280 hours of arts education, delivered in 60-minute classes.

California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (Santa Rosa)

Funding will support the development of our TYA’s Native youth arts micro-enterprise in a one year project where Native youth ages 11-18 are plan a youth-led Native arts micro-enterprise to produce products for CIMCC’s Native Arts Gift Shop with support from CIMCC staff and Native artists.

Fam 1st Family Foundation (Oakland)

Founded by Marshawn Lynch and Josh Johnson, Fam 1st strives to uplift and empower youth in the Bay Area through hands-on learning opportunities.

Family Support Services of the Bay Area (Oakland)

Funding will be used to build a robust computer lab that will make video editing and graphic design skills accessible to the youth in the Kinship Youth Program. This will make computer services available to those whom have limited access to quality computers for even the most basic homework needs to help bridge the gap that faces low-income youth.

Giants Community Fund (San Francisco)

Funding will support the Junior Giants in supplying youth baseball programs with the equipment necessary to play baseball and softball for free, coed and noncompetitively making it all inclusive. This will serve as a vehicle in character development, education, health and bullying prevention to children that may not otherwise have access to programming during the summer months.

Girls on the Run of the Bay Area (San Francisco)

Funding will be used to launch a new initiative to develop women as leaders in our community, starting at a very young age. Our plan is to continue to develop past participants – girls that have completed the “Girls on the Run” confidence-building program – as leaders through “Girls on the Run 2.0: Continuing Leadership”. We would offer the girls leadership training, opportunities to learn about careers, by re-engaging them as volunteers in leadership positions with the organization.

Larkin Street Youth Services (San Francisco)

Funding will support the installation of a professional recording studio at our new service hub in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (San Francisco)

Funding will support the creation of a six-month Youth Printmaking class and a scholarship for low-income youth to attend. With the goal to connect the next generation of Mission Latinos to Printmaking, a traditional form crucial to the Chicano Movement.

Northern Light School (Oakland)

Funding will support the Northern Lights sports programs financially to cover expenses such as uniforms, equipment, entry fees, transportation, and more in order to provide opportunities for children regardless of their family’s financial situation to participate in athletics.

Old Skool Café (San Francisco)

Funding will provide low-income students literacy programs and arts education by providing two free events to 150 community residents building on our ongoing engagement of youth performers in our restaurant. Youth Speaks will empower public schools to build literacy, find their creative voices, and express themselves through spoken word and poetry.

OneFam (Oakland)

Funding will support 25-30 low-income and at-risk youth who will organize a weekend of activities to commemorate African-American history as a way to learn important skills while also educating and energizing local residents. Activities during the weekend will include music and dance performances, panel discussions, and film screenings in an effort to engage as many people as possible.

Sacred Heart Nativity Schools (San Jose)

Funding will support the start-up efforts to form an athletic program including the purchase of uniforms, gear, renting of facilities, and coaches stipends. The project will benefit the 127 low-income boys and girls grades 6th-8th by providing them the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities.

San Jose Day Nursery (San Jose)

Funding will be used to purchase sports and physical education equipment for all of our preschool and pre-K classrooms and provide teacher training using the new equipment. This new project is based on Early Childhood CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health), which is an evidence-based, coordinated health program.

School of Arts and Culture at MHP (San Jose)

Funding will support the Instrument Loan Program (ILP) which allows greater access to music by loaning instruments to low-income students who would not otherwise be able to rent them. Instruments will also be refurbished and purchased new to provide for the 150 students that participate in music classes each year.

Sonoma Valley Education Foundation (Sonoma)

Funding will be used to purchase new instruments for the Valley Vibes Orchestra Program (ViVO) in Sonoma schools for an after school music program targeting at-risk socio-economically disadvantaged children who might never have the opportunity to receive music lessons.

The First Tee of San Francisco (San Francisco)

Funding will be used to subsidize all transportation costs for additional schools to participate in the Gold In Schools program, which teaches 4th and 5th graders life skills and golf activities at the Golden Gate Park Golf Course. Students will also be provided with a branded t-shirt and hat for participating in the program.

The Fit Kids Foundation (Redwood City)

Funding will be used to create two new after-school physical activity programs at Costano Elementary School in East Palo Alto. Fit Kids will provide one program for grades K-1 and one program for 2nd grade serving up to 25 children. The curriculum will focus on providing low-income youth whom lack access to meaningful PE during the day to access to 60 minutes of daily physical activity after school.

Tower Foundation of San Jose State University (San Jose)

Funding will support the SJSU’s School of Music and Dance/CMI: the String Project. The grant will allow SJSU to purchase instruments and musical equipment to provide training and nominal honoraria to SJSU Music Education majors. Allowing Music Education majors to teach twice weekly to students from two local elementary schools which do not currently provide music education.

StubHub Foundation Gives $75k Grant to Austin Independent School District’s Performing Arts Center to Underwrite Theater Box Office

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Austin ISD’s district-wide performing arts center receives its first corporate sponsor

StubHub today announced a charitable partnership with the Austin Independent School District (AISD) Performing Arts Center (PAC), including $75,000 in grant funding to help the newly constructed facility roll out a complete box office operation.

With the StubHub Foundation (a corporate advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation) donation and a new world-class box office operation, the performing arts center, which serves nearly 85,000 students across 130 schools in the Austin area, dramatically enhances its fundraising capabilities, future revenue streams and most importantly, its ability to meet the needs of students from across the Austin school district, including children from low-income communities who face tremendous barriers to access to quality arts experiences.

“AISD’s Performing Arts Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality arts experience for every student, teacher, and stakeholder in AISD by showcasing incredible talent in a state-of-the-art, professional facility,” said Greg Goodman, Director of Fine Arts. “Thanks to the generous grant from StubHub, we are able to develop an online box office that is as innovative and responsive as the facility itself. This box office is a vital piece in enhancing how we are able to serve our students and our community.”

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Opened in January 2015, the state-of-the-art AISD PAC is one of the only educational facilities of its kind, designed specifically to enhance the arts experience for students and teachers in the Austin Independent School District. With a 1,200-seat main auditorium, 250-seat Black Box Theatre, dance studio, multi-purpose room, kiln room and individual recording studio, the complex literally opens doors for kids to explore their dreams in a time when arts education funding is severely limited.

StubHub partner AudienceView will provide the PAC a full online box office solution, as well as pro bono services to help train staff and launch the service.

“For StubHub and AudienceView, the mission of the AISD PAC fits squarely within our collective missions to support the performing arts industry by investing in today’s youth and specifically, through arts education,” said Jessica Erskine, StubHub Senior Head of Entertainment Communications. “With the combination of financial and in-kind resources our two companies can offer, we’re thrilled to operationalize the PAC’s box office, help it more efficiently do business, expand access to programming for all Austin students and ultimately, sell tickets and fundraise to directly benefit arts programs and the students of Austin.”

StubHub and AudienceView joined forces in 2014, significantly growing StubHub’s business in theater and the performing arts. Since then, StubHub built its first and largest tech venture to date, allowing AudienceView clients to seamlessly integrate with StubHub’s ticketing technology and reach its vast audience of performing arts ticket buyers at no additional cost, the same platform in which the PAC will now operate.

The partnership with the PAC expands upon StubHub’s robust charitable effort dedicated to supporting youth music education; the Next Stage Social Good Music Program. In its second year, the initiative is committed to putting $1 million of musical instruments into struggling public school music education programs this year. Partnering with music artists, the StubHub Foundation will identify up to 30 schools in ten markets nationwide to make donations through the support of benefit partner The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. As a part of this program, more than $99,000 in instrument value has already been donated this year to Austin schools Travis High School and Bedichek Middle School. In total, the StubHub Foundation has donated more than $1 million to arts-related causes since 2012.

Tidal X Benefit Concert One of the Hottest Tickets this fall

Hova sure knows how to bring his friends along for a good time. A few weeks ago, Jay Z-owned music streaming service, Tidal, announced its first-ever benefit concert supporting New World Fund which will take place on October 20th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. And boy, what a lineup it includes. A few of the artists that will be performing include Mr. Jay Z himself, Beyonce, Prince, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and many more.

Tickets for the event on StubHub are currently starting at $80. StubHub is proud to lend its support to this important event/cause and has committed to donating 100% of fees* it collects on transactions for the Tidal  X to the New World Foundation. These funds will be administrated by the New World Foundation and will be distributed among various nonprofit organizations and grassroots movements dedicated to improving communities and fighting systemic and social injustices.

StubHub believes deeply in using the power of live event experiences to transform lives in many ways. Benefit concerts are a powerful means of shining a spotlight and directing vital funding to important causes. In fact, to date StubHub has donated more than $1.5 million in support of charity benefit events like Tidal X, on top of nearly $2 million donated by the StubHub Foundation (a corporate advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation) since 2012 to organizations improving access and opportunity for disadvantaged youth through sports and arts education.

*Donated fees are calculated as follows: net buy fees + net sell fees, excluding ticket cancelations.