The Peter Pan Foundation

The Peter Pan Foundation is dedicated to inspiring children of all ages to reach their full potential
by building confidence, character and creativity through music and theater, while instilling the value of community outreach and philanthropy.

PPF ACCOUNTABILITY: A Promise for Change

For the first many years of it’s existence, The PPF’s main mission was to bring magic to children at the hospital. But we became far too wrapped up in “casting authentically to films”. In a world full of white cartoon female princesses, we spent a solid decade in the beginning of our casting trying to keep the “authenticity” of the cartoons, to make it more “magical” for the kids, so they would think that the characters had stepped right out of the movies....

BUT WHAT IS MORE MAGICAL THAN REPRESENTATION AND INCLUSION?! Don’t all kids deserve to see themselves represented on the stage? In the movies? Everywhere?

Of course they do.

Over the past several years, we have become a fully inclusive casting organization. We know that if media won’t shift the narrative with who is represented-and how-than it is up to the rest of us. It is on us. But we took far too long. We should have been working to shift the narrative from day one.

To our beautiful, diverse foundation and audience members, thank you for helping us to keep bringing powerful philanthropic theatre to the community, but also for helping to push us to keep striving to be the best, most inclusive organization we can be. We are so proud of the diversity on the stage... but it isn’t enough.

We still have a long way to go.

For those who have ever felt slighted, overlooked, unseen, or unheard in our casting choices... that is on us. We offer our sincerest apologies and are grateful for your talent and your love. We hold ourselves accountable and we will forever strive to do better.

Our “Hear Our Voices” concert should have happened long ago. We are honored to lift our black/African community-but where have we been until now? Living in a predominantly white area is NOT an excuse to have a predominantly white foundation. We value the black/African artists in our family immeasurably... but are we loving them the best we can if we aren’t working to place them in more roles, and to reach out and fill our foundation with more members of their community?!

Black lives matter. And we need to be better listeners to make bigger change.

Effective immediately, we will be putting together an Inclusion, Outreach, and Accountability team. We will no longer be a part of the problem. Instead, we promise to continue to work tirelessly to be part of the solution.

This is on us.

Love & Light,

Leslie Noel Hansen and the Board of Directors
The Peter Pan Foundation

Helping Young Hearts to Fly Through...

Philanthropy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Peter Pan Foundation is a non-profit organization  dedicated to helping children of all ages -
both by providing opportunities  to engage in philanthropic efforts and by serving children in need through partnerships with other local organizations. 

Performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Peter Pan Foundation produces benefit musical productions and live performances throughout the year. We welcome new performers to join in fulfilling our mission to inspire children of all ages to build confidence, character, and creativity. 

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Summer is starting to come to an end... but that also means that one of our favorite events is just around the corner!

#BeKind21 is about to launch it’s third year of inspiring others to build habits of kindness, and we are so honored and excited to be right beside them once again, for this beautiful challenge.

Kindness is a verb. How do YOU practice kindness every day?... Hopefully, today, you’ll pledge to join us-and Born This Way Foundation-by signing up using the link below! 💚✨

bornthisway.foundation/bekind21/

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❄️WINTER❄️
Auditions begin August 14th

(Contact ppfmagic@gmail.com to get on our mailing list!)
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Anyone else missing making beautiful harmonies in the PPF and LNS?...

Fear not. Both are returning next month. Look for Winter audition and Fall vocal group info this week!

In the meantime, enjoy these Q25 songbirds jamming in the old Studio L building.
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This week, we are starting to build the team of superhero teens who will become the leaders of this year’s BAMM Squad (Bay Area Magic Makers)... and we have never been more inspired. 💚✨
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