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Donations help fund Stambaugh Auditorium ballroom facelift

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Grand Ballroom at Stambaugh Auditorium will be a little grander thanks to some generous donations from the Youngstown Foundation and the Hine Memorial Fund.

The Youngstown Foundation has given two grants of $25,000 each in both 2013 and 2014 for improvements and renovations to the Ballroom. Those funds went toward the completed kitchen renovation, the addition of a wall of storage closets which also provide cleaner sight lines, and an expanded entryway with marble flooring harvested from the corporate headquarters of the Truscon Steel Building.

The Hine Memorial Fund donated $25,000 for the addition of a new ADA ramp built off of the expanded entryway in the Grand Ballroom.

The renovations to the 97-thousand square foot Grand Ballroom are scheduled to be completed in February 2015. The scheduled improvements include updates to paint and décor and new lighting and carpeting.

There will also be improvements to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system to make the space more comfortable. The addition of wing walls to the kitchen entrance and a small stage to the north end of the room will enhance the functionality of the space for fundraisers, weddings, lectures, etc.

The large, original mirror ball will return to the center of the room.

Established to raise funding for the renovation of the Grand Ballroom and other projects to improve the building, The Capital Campaign Committee has raised over $1.3 million since March 2013.

Stambaugh Auditorium is a non-profit public auditorium which opened in 1926 through the  gift of Youngstown area businessman, Henry H. Stambaugh. The centerpiece of the complex is the Concert Hall which has a seating capacity of 2,553 and is renowned for its near perfect acoustics.

The auditorium also features a recital hall (The Anne Christman Memorial Hall), and a formal garden at the southern end of the building, all of which can be rented for public, business, or private functions.

The venue welcomes national and international performers on a regular basis while also hosting local and regional entertainment events. Stambaugh Auditorium was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

For more information regarding the campaign, please contact the Administrative office at 330-747-5175 or email questions to info@stambaughauditorium.com.

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