Through the Scripps Howard Foundation, Strand Board Member Donates $1250 to the Historic Strand Theater

Posted on August 14, 2018 By

Through the efforts of Andy Slater, Morganville, vice president of advertising partnerships for Midroll Media, New York City, the Scripps Howard Foundation awarded $1250 to the Strand Ventures and the Historic Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, to help provide top entertainment for the community.

Slater, a Strand Theater board member, said the Scripps Howard Foundation offers programs that support nonprofits for which employees give their time and money.

“What excited me about this,” said Slater “is that I work for a company that really supports its employees’ charitable efforts. When I saw the opportunity for the Scripps Howard Foundation to offer grants for what we’re passionate about, it got me motivated to see how I could help the Strand.”

Before joining Midroll, Slater worked for as the senior vice president of sales. A Parsippany High School graduate, Slater earned his B.A. in journalism from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He and his wife Jill actively fundraise for the Parkinson’s Unity Walk every April in New York.

For more information, contact Fran Whitney, operations manager of the Strand Theater, at 732-367-7789.

About Midroll Media: Midroll Media, founded in 2010, is a leading podcast content company, advertising network, and distribution platform, representing more than 300 of the world’s largest podcasts. It is the parent company of Earwolf network and its top-ranked comedy podcasts; popular podcast listening platform and content network Stitcher, and its premium subscription service; and the Midroll advertising network, representing more than 300 of the world’s largest podcasts Midroll, with offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP)

About the Strand Theater: The historic Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood, was designed by world-renowned theater architect Thomas Lamb in 1922 and is listed on the N.J. and National Register of Historic Places. The Strand offers year-round entertainment in plush, air-conditioned surroundings. It is a perfect venue to showcase comedians, musicals, dinner theater, stars from television and movies, and legendary musical entertainers. The reception gallery includes a catering facility for 250 people, a dance floor, and restrooms. It is ideal for theater-in-the-round, smaller events and receptions.