Friends of the Arts

Mission Valley Friends of the Arts Board of Directors

The Mission Valley Friends of the Arts Board of Directors pictured here include Chris Strom (Vice President), Chuck Jarecki, Kathy Kuberka, Carmine Mowbray (President), and Suz Rittenhouse.

Contributions to MVFA are tax-deductible as the organization has a 501(c)(3) status. Donations can be made in any of the following categories, including memorials. Members receive a membership card good for a year, a dollar off all regularly-scheduled Port Polson Players performances, a listing in all performance programs, and the annual newsletter Footnotes from the Footlights.

Donations can be made by mail to MVFA, PO Box 1156, Polson MT 59860. A receipt will then be mailed for tax purposes. And, with inclusion of their e-mail address, MVFA members are a mouse-click away from up-to-the-minute event announcements.

Membership levels are as follows:

  • Sailor ($10)
  • First Mate ($11-$49)
  • Pilot ($50–$99)
  • Navigator ($100-$249)
  • Boson ($250-$440)
  • Captain ($500–$999)
  • Admiral ($1000 and up)
  • Memorial (In tribute of loved ones)

Add your name to MVFA supporters by mailing YOUR tax-deductible contribution to:

P.O. Box 1156
Polson, Mt. 59860

Why Give to the Mission Valley Friends of the Arts?

Besides the obvious way membership money is spent — which includes paying for electricity, heat, air conditioning, water, insurance, phone lines, and a security system — your annual MVFA membership has helped to restore and maintain our beautiful rustic log theatre building. To date, with the generosity of MVFA membership grants and local corporate contributors, a historic Montana facility has been transformed into a performance center for Children’s, Community, and Summer Theatre opportunity for participants and patrons alike. Built in 1938, the city-owned log Theatre building has been renovated and is maintained by the non-profit Mission Valley Friends of the Arts (MVFA).

MVFA money goes into the building; Box Office receipts go toward producing the actual shows. In 1986, the Port Polson Players moved to the golf course clubhouse, sharing three summers with the pro shop. When the new clubhouse was built, the non-profit Mission Valley Friends of the Arts formed and acquired the lease to the city-owned building. Since 1989, MVFA has put over $250,000 of improvements into the facility through memberships, grants, sponsorships, and donations. We gratefully thank the hundreds of performing participants, thousands of patrons, and MVFA members who have believed in the benefits of live theatre.