Statera's Melinda Pfundstein Gets Personal

Dear Friend,

Statera Foundation is growing by leaps and bounds and all thanks to supporters like you. Your generosity has allowed us to host two national conferences with a third this fall, create pathways for women artists to succeed and thrive in their work through our professional mentorship program, and now to extend our reach from the national theatre scene to the international arts scene with the addition of International Support Women Artists Now (SWAN) Day. 

There are many things that get me up in the morning to do this work, among them to forge new pathways not readily available when I was coming up in the business. I do it for a brighter tomorrow. I have three daughters and I want them to see themselves represented in art. I want them to see stories and artistic expressions that honor their experiences as being as beautifully complex and as valid as their peers’, who are boys; and I want their perception of normal to be one of inclusivity and beautiful diversity, where there is enough space for all of us. Our mission is not to tear anything down, but rather to create more space for more of what is working to balance our arts.   

WomenArts has given Statera a $25,000 matching challenge gift to be met by June 30th. We are well over halfway there, and we need your help. If you could give $100, $500, $1000, $2000, or $5000, your impact will be doubled, and I promise we will continue to put your generosity to work in creating a more balanced arts landscape, with more opportunity and better pay, toward a more inclusive industry for women in the arts.

There are two ways to make your tax-deductible donation: 

  • Send a check, payable to Statera Foundation to 755 S. Main St. Suite 4 #281, Cedar City UT 84720
  • Donate online at (Statera pays 3% for this service) 

Your gift designates you as an advocate for the arts and ensures the continued vibrancy of Statera’s unique programming, including the launch of our Diversity & Inclusion Training this fall. Whether you consider yourself an art maker or an art lover, this work is for you. Thank you for your invaluable support! 


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Melinda Pfundstein
Executive Director