Ringing in the New Year with a Victory!

Updated: May 6


December 2016

Dear Friends of MIFA Victory Theatre,

It has been a busy year…

While MIFA fundraises for the Victory Theatre Project we continue to present and sponsor events in a variety of other venues throughout the Pioneer Valley to build an appetite for programming at the reopened theater.

Here’s what you might have missed . . .

GreatHorse Fundraiser

Wonderful fundraiser hosted by Delcie D. Bean IV, CEO, Paragus, Donald and Michele D’Amour, John and Robyn Davis, and Dr. Carol A. Leary, President, Bay Path University.

Our guest speaker actor Jeremy Holm known for his roles as Agent Nathan Green in the Netflix original series House of Cards and Mr. Sutherland in the hit series Mr. Robot 

with MIFA Executive Artistic Director Don Sanders and local philanthropists at the MIFA fundraiser at GreatHorse Country Club in Hampden, MA.

Stay tuned for more updates on the tremendous personal, corporate, and foundation support coming in as a result of this event!

‘Tis the Season of Giving!

We are pleased to announce that the MIFA Victory Theatre Project was awarded an additional $100,000.00 in Massachusetts Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (MHRTC) funds, putting us at a total of $4.3M!

We would like to thank Chairman Secretary William Galvin and the Massachusetts Historical Commission for their continued support.


Success on #GivingTuesday

We raised over $1600.00 on this year’s global day of giving! Thank you to everyone who gave on the most generous day of the year.

Keep the momentum going and consider MIFA Victory Theatre when making your 

end-of-year gifts! 


Frequently Asked Questions?


Many people have questions about the MIFA Victory Theatre Project, such as:

Q: When will the project actually come to life?


Q: Are there steps that an individual can take, beyond endless fundraising, to actually make this happen?

In response to these and other questions people ask us, we have added a Frequently Asked Questions section to the MIFA Website! Find out answers to the most common VT Project questions here: www.mifafestival.org

Victory Theatre Happenings

We recently welcomed LightHouse Holyoke students on a tour of the Victory Theatre! Photo gallery

“Our teens loved exploring this incredible hidden gem in the heart of our city.” – Josiah Litant 


The official music video for “Caught Up” was filmed in and outside of the Victory as well as other locations in Holyoke! Watch here:

Lil Silva “Caught Up” feat. Cosima from Floyd Russ on Vimeo.


The Victory is a featured chapter in the new Abandoned America book Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream. Now available to purchase on AmazonBarnes & NobleBooksamillion,  Indiebound

See Abandoned America’s Victory Photo Gallery

 Arts in the Community 

It’s that time of year again! The ARTery is very excited to announce this year’s Holiday Holyoke Art Shop will pop up at the Wauregan Building located at 418 Dwight St. The Holiday Holyoke Art Shop will be open December 17 thru 23 from 10am-4pm.


Want to sell your art/craftwork at the pop up shop? Register here: www.holyokeartsbazaar.com

Stay connected: www.facebook.com/HolidayHolyoke

For events, classes, local art happenings visit: www.holyokecac.org

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