Bell Tower Sponsors

$1,000+
Anonymous
Marcia Dana
Enterprise Bank
Jamie Holmes
Middlesex Savings Bank
Raj and Vineeta Puranik

$500+
Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union
Natalie & Paul Sandore

$250+
Jan & Ian Bryson
Sue & Bruce Bonner
Tom & Carolyn Lumenello

$100+
Family Eye Care Center
John Giannino
Kristin & Darwin Gillett
Mary & Robert Hartmann
Don Johnson
Penny & Dan LaCroix
Cathy Lane
William & Elizabeth McGuire
Laurie Miller
Peter & Sally Nelson
Julie Ottesen
Cheryl Serpe
Sandra & Joshua Shapiro
Emily & Tom Teller
Sandy Wright & John Fairbanks
David Feng

Donations Up to $100
Beverly Abegg
Nancy Arbeene
Pauline & Julian Arms
Tom & Pat Briere
Jo Crawford and Thomas Dahl
James Curran & Yolanda Rigali
Maureen & John Denison
Joana & Casey Donaher
John Ferullo
Susan Hamalainen
Mary Hanley
Heidi & Gary Hatke
Leslie & Stewart Hitelman
Kate Hollister
Indian Folk Dance Series
Sheldon Kolansky
Diane Landry
Marcia & Jason Macres
Eleanor & Richard Olson
David & Jean LaRoche-Owens
Kishore Ramachandran
Karen Roop
Janice & Robert Sanzo
Joseph & Jean Solodiuk
Valerie & Charles Trantanella
Kristin & Peter Vegeto
Karen Wilson
Marcia Young
Sarah and Erik Ledder

Annual membership drive

The PCA depends on memberships to sustain our programs. Read all about the exciting changes at the PCA and join us or renew your membership to support the arts and community events in Westford and surrounding communities.

Dear Neighbors and Friends of the PCA,

When I first walked into the PCA in 2013, I never anticipated the impact the PCA would have on my life. I was recruited to provide sound tech support for a handful of jazz concerts. Since that time, the PCA feels like my second home, where I have worked with dozens of dedicated volunteers who produce concerts and fund-raisers, organize art exhibits, perform at open mics, update the PCA website, and pursue important renovation projects. I am now writing my first annual letter as President of the PCA Board of Directors, to share with you our recent journey as an arts center and how you can be a part of the PCA’s future.

Our 20th season, which concluded in June, saw significant developments at the PCA:

– debut of a new Folk and World concert series, featuring Celtic, Indian, Americana and other acoustic musical traditions. The series reflects the diversity of our community and complements our existing jazz, rock, comedy, and classical music offerings

– an enhanced, mobile-friendly website, with more convenient event listings and a 3D virtual tour for prospective renters

– donations of $12,000 for the Bell Tower Fund from generous individuals to renovate the PCA, including the aging bell tower, the exterior walls, and windows. In addition, Westford voters approved $100,000 in CPA funds to support the historic preservation of the iconic PCA building

Last but not least, several of our dedicated board members stepped down to pursue other interests. We will sorely miss them, and I want to acknowledge their valuable insights and contributions to the PCA. Replacing them are former board member Rick Posch and new board member Jessica Sloan. Sarah Fletcher also joined as our new PCA Manager. All three are long-term Westford residents with tremendous enthusiasm and commitment to the PCA’s mission.

Our upcoming season promises to be just as exciting as the last:

– a new collaboration with the Boston Classical Guitar Society will feature four acoustic guitar concerts to supplement our Piano Heritage and Chamber Music series

– Bollywood fans (and who isn’t one) can show off their talent at Bollywood Karaoke night

– amateur musicians can take the stage at our new Sunday Jazz Jam, hosted by the Jazz Punishers

– payment changes include elimination of online transaction fees and an enhanced mobile phone payment experience

– last but not least, new PCA e-gift cards let you share the joy of PCA concerts with your family and friends!

Even as we evolve our programs and services, the PCA continues to focus on its unwavering mission – to offer quality art exhibits, concerts, and inclusive public events to our corner of the Merrimack Valley. More than just entertainment, the PCA is about community – a place to meet neighbors, work with other volunteers to produce an event, meet other musicians at an open mic or karaoke, or enjoy a concert just minutes from home.

If you have been a long-term supporter of the PCA, thank you for your support. If you have never been to the PCA, we invite you to consider joining our community. Become a member to gain significant discounts to our concerts and to show your support for our mission. Your funds go directly towards supporting our events, operations, and building maintenance.

Sincerely,

Raj Puranik
President, PCA Board of Directors

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