Giving Back

Each year The Mandy & David Team chooses two local organizations with which to partner. These partnerships are born from both the personal commitments of our individual team members and our sense of corporate responsibility to help better our surrounding environment.

This year's partners have distinguished histories of success and their own commitments to the local community, which they impact in very tangible ways. Mandy Mills joined Fair Chance's Advisory Board in early 2014, providing our Team the opportunity to become more deeply involved in their unique non-profit capacity-building projects. Last summer we were proud to have joined Studio Theatre in their end of the year fundraising campaign, donating $7500 in matching funds.

We encourage you to visit the websites linked below to learn even more about these organizations and the important local work that they do:

 Studio Theatre

Fair Chance improves the lives of children living in DC’s most underserved communities by selecting promising youth-serving nonprofits and providing them with comprehensive expertise in organizational management for up to two years.  Our partnership model – up to 500 hours of free capacity building services per nonprofit – results in stronger organizations and significant and lasting benefits for the children they serve.

A gift to Fair Chance is multiplied across dozens of rigorously vetted nonprofits tackling everything from college access to HIV/AIDS prevention, literacy to homelessness. Even after they graduate from Fair Chance, our nonprofit partners continue to receive skills-based training, peer learning opportunities, and pro bono support because we are committed to the sustainability of our network and the communities they serve.

Since our founding in 2002, we’ve worked with 85 nonprofits reaching 80,000 children, and because of Fair Chance, partners are able to double the number of children they serve.

Stronger Nonprofit Leaders – Measurable Results – Increased Stability and Impact – More Children Served

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Studiol Theatre

Studio Theatre is dedicated to the best in contemporary theatre and has been the artistic anchor of the Logan Circle area for more than 30 years. We are known for producing plays of the highest artistic caliber as well as our commitment to nurturing artists at all stages of their careers. Our education programs provide scholarships to young actors, bring DC-area students to see our shows, and give early-career arts administrators the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a professional theatre.

Accessibility is also at the core of Studio’s mission, and we work hard to make sure all members of our community can enjoy the work we do.  Our partnerships with other DC-based non-profits allow us to reach underserved audiences, and we are proud to have recently expanded the services we offer to those with physical disabilities to help us reach our goal of increased awareness of and involvement in the arts and an audience that feels welcome at all of our shows, regardless of content.

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