Because Art Education Matters Deeply To Us
The Old Globe Theatre “cultivates imagination and empathy, enriching our humanity and connecting us to each other by bringing us entertaining experiences, new ideas, and a wide range of stories told from many perspectives”. To help the Old Globe fulfill their mission, longtime supporter Sheryl White is once again co-chairing the Globe’s annual Gala.
10 Things About The Old Globe Theatre | Sheryl White
#1 I grew up in La Mesa/Fletcher Hills with my two sisters and two step sisters.
#2 At 16, I got a job as a sales person at Kinney Shoes in El Cajon. In 2014, I invented a product called Grasswalkers that helps women walk on grass while wearing heels so they don’t sink. Profits from the sales go to Arts Education for kids.
#3 I am a dog person; we have a terrier mix we named Hockney that we got at Helen Woodward.
#4 I spent most of my adult life in a banking career in San Diego. Both First Interstate Bank and California Bank and Trust encouraged philanthropic involvement from their management staff.
#5 25 years ago, I was working at First Interstate Bank as the Manager of the Laurel Street Office – which is now a high rise! I grew up going to the Globe and now I was working right down the Laurel street bridge from it. I asked the Bank if they would sponsor me to be on the Board. They agreed!
#6 My husband Harvey and I got married on the main stage at the Old Globe, I always say Jack O’Brien directed it, because he decided we should use chairs from the prop shop and each one was different.
#7 The Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director, Barry Edelstein has brought the “Globe For All” program to the Old Globe Theatre which brings Shakespeare to underserved communities free of charge including homeless shelters, schools and prisons in San Diego.
#8 Net proceeds from the Gala support the Artistic and Arts Engagement Programs that reach over 25,000 participants each year. For many of these kids and adults, it is the first time they have ever been to a live performance.
#9 I have been to so many Globe Galas; they are always so much fun! Watching everyone have such a great time dancing and letting their hair down is always a highlight.
#10 Nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Album, Andra Day will perform at this year’s 2018 Globe Gala. During Andra’s childhood in San Diego, she grew up singing in her church choir as well as studying dance, music, and theatre at the School of Creative and Performing Arts.
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