Supporting the Scranton Cultural Center

Possessing experience in business planning and corporate reorganization, Joseph Solfanelli practices as a general business attorney in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In addition to his work as an attorney, Joseph Solfanelli supports several local organizations and is a member of the executive committee and the board of the Scranton Cultural Center.

Dedicated to turning one of Scranton’s best architectural examples into a center for education, community activities, and the arts, the Scranton Cultural Center is located in an old Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral. Due to the continued restoration efforts taking place at the center, donations from the community play a large role in the events held at and maintenance of the building.

Interested community members have two options for supporting the cultural center. Donations made to the center’s building restoration fund support a variety of activities, from replacing the building’s roofs and adding air conditioning to different floors to upgrading the catering kitchen. By helping the center maintain and expand its building, donors are ensuring that the community has continued and increased access to a place where culture and the arts are truly appreciated.

In addition to funding restoration, specifically, donors can contribute to the Matthew F. Flynn Scholarship Fund. Given the recent work to develop visual and performing arts programs, the Scranton Cultural Center hopes to grant all children access to its programs regardless of a family’s financial situation. The scholarship fund supports the vision and ensures all children possessing a desire to study and explore the arts receive the chance to do so.


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