The significance of the ETC experience in the lives of its actors is beyond comparison. No matter how brief our actors’ appearances on stage are, backstage is a world of excitement, anticipation, responsibility and social development. Being involved in ETC is an important part of an actor’s world, and it is our duty and joy to give our actors and their families the best possible experience.
Through our Heroes Gala, we hope to broaden our audience within South Florida’s philanthropic community in order to raise awareness of all that ETC has to offer, and to help it reach its potential and build upon its unique foundation. Additional resources will help ETC improve the quality of its programs in many ways including attracting more actors and families. Funding will also allow ETC to offer additional scholarships to actors requiring financial aid – ETC never turns away an actor who is unable to pay. Program improvements and scholarships will help ETC achieve its primary goal of maximizing the number of people it serves.
During an upscale event at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale on October 12, 2019, ETC will recognize as Heroes some of South Florida’s contributors to the special needs community, as well as the Heroes among its own actors. Community Heroes and Actor Heroes will be paired with each other to explore the impact they have on each other’s lives. They will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences with gala attendees between special performances and presentations.