Generations Capital Campaign

Through an unprecedented response from members, many generous private donors, public and private foundations, Natick-based businesses and the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, TCAN has expanded its facility with a state-of-the-art digital screening room and performance space.

Our Cinema Room provides a new home for independent films, documentaries, new releases, family films, and art-house movies in the heart of MetroWest. It also serves as a venue for established and emerging talent in classical music, expanding our artistic canvas and unleashing the potential of our growing organization.

With your help, we have exceeded our goal of $1,750,000 and met all the goals of the original campaign. We deeply appreciate the support and generosity of the 654 individuals, families, businesses, foundations, and organizations that helped us realize this dream.

While the Cinema Room is now a reality, the campaign continues to address other capital needs within the facility. These will include replacement of the main performance stage platforms with a safe, sturdy stage system, renovation of the artist Green Room and staff offices, improvements to HVAC systems and replacement of the remaining incandescent stage lighting fixtures with energy-efficient LED equipment.

TCAN's Generations Capital Campaign hopes to secure TCAN’s future for generations to come. The original campaign's goal was to accomplish three things: renovate and restore TCAN’s second floor into a second multipurpose performance space and digital screening room, retire remaining debt from the first phase of construction when the Arts Center opened in 2003, and establish a capital reserve fund to support the ongoing preservation of the facility.

Click here to Sponsor-a-Seat in the new TCAN Cinema Room.

Click here to donate to the Generations Capital Campaign.

Click here to view our Kickstarter page for a video walkthrough of the 2016 renovation (Kickstarter closed for new pledges).

Create a more sustainable organization

To purchase the facility and complete the first phase of renovation in 2003 required a total project investment of $2.5M -- which included incurring a debt of $750,000. With the generosity of individual donors and prudent management of resources, the debt was retired in 2019, nine years prior to the original mortgage maturity date. With the elimination of this debt, TCAN can now redirect operating funds historically used for debt service towards the creation of new programs.

Protect and preserve a historical treasure

Additional funds raised in the campaign have established a capital reserve fund to support on-going repairs, maintenance and upgrades to the facility. Replacement of the original roof and improvements to HVAC systems are required. Replacement of dated theatrical lighting fixtures is inevitable. As the arts evolve in a world of changing technologies and trends, we will identify opportunities to reduce energy while preserving the history of the Firehouse.

Now it's up to you.

A pledge of support at any level will make a difference in preserving TCAN for generations to come.

Gifts of $3,000 or more will be recognized permanently on TCAN’s Capital Campaign recognition wall, to be displayed in the renovated facility. For gifts of this size, pledges will be accepted over a three year period.  Make a contribution online using the link above, or see below for a pledge form.

If you have any questions regarding the Generations Capital Campaign, please contact Valerie Barretto at 508-647-0097 x209 or email.