Vision…where we strive to be
The Avalon Foundation will be a leading catalyst for the arts, education and culture on the Mid Eastern Shore.
Mission…Our fundamental purpose
The Avalon Foundation provides the leadership, the venue and a variety of programming to improve the quality of life on the Mid-Shore.
It accomplishes this through its diversified arts and educational programs, through community alliances and by serving as a facilitator for community groups.
Description of the Organization:
The Avalon Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and operates three facilities along with a broad range of educational and arts programs, in the heart of historic downtown Easton, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Easton has continually been a community recognized as one of the ten best small arts town in the United States.
The first of the Avalon Foundation’s three facilities is the historic Avalon Theatre, an 86 year old art deco theatre that serves as a community performing arts center and meeting venue; the second facility is the Easton Resource Center/ Easton Main Street, which operates as a meeting venue and community special events planner and facilitator for over 100 different community organizations; and finally Mid-Shore Community Television (MCTV), the area’s public community access cable station located in the Avalon Theatre.
The Avalon Foundation’s programs and outreach touch tens of thousands of individuals throughout the area along with most of Talbot County’s non-profit organizations through various types of programming including:
The Avalon Foundation, Inc. is directed by a Board of Trustees representative of the community, has a balanced budget and receives financial support from government, corporations, foundations and individuals. The Avalon Foundation’s income is representative of its growing outreach and breadth of its programming and there are approximately 15,000 “owners” who regularly receive information about Avalon programs.
The Avalon Foundation’s continuing mission is “to improve the quality of life for the residents of Easton, Talbot County and the Eastern Shore. It accomplishes this through its diversified arts and educational programs, by serving as a meeting venue for community groups and a home for arts organizations, and by building alliances with other organizations that serve the community.