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The Nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation

Our Mission

The Tower Theatre Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, owns and operates the historic 460-seat venue in the heart of downtown Bend, Oregon.

Our Vision

To further Central Oregon as a dynamic hub of culture.

Our DEIA Statement

The Tower Theatre Foundation has a responsibility to:
FOSTER an environment that awakens, entertains, educates, challenges and represents all Central Oregonians.
ENCOURAGE persons of all backgrounds to explore their creative and artistic possibilities.
SERVE as a safe social and cultural meeting place where different perspectives are respectfully heard, and everyone has a sense of belonging.

The Tower Theatre Foundation commits to these values:

  • Performing arts are the cornerstone of the human experience; exposure to them will be transformative for every age and lifestyle.
  • Tower presentations will appeal to diverse audiences, be of high quality, and provide good value.
  • As an icon of the Central Oregon arts community, the Tower Theatre must be preserved and enhanced.
  • Tower donors, patrons, performers, collaborators, clients and the surrounding community are respected and valued.
  • Operational excellence is sustained by recruiting, retaining, and supporting outstanding professional staff and volunteers.
  • Foundation operations will be conducted with fiduciary, legal, and ethical integrity.