Supporting the arts is Allison Stockel's main passion in life. After graduating NYU with a BA in Television Production and Music, she went on to produce television specials and shows for the likes of CNN, ABC, The Food Network, MTV Networks, Lifetime Television, and more.
But her real love for the arts, more specifically music, bloomed when she found The Ridgefield Playhouse!
Upon moving to Ridgefield, Connecticut in December of 2000, she quickly became involved with The Playhouse, a 501c3 non-profit organization, first as a board member and then became the Executive Director.
She loves her job, and helping the future of the arts and music so much that she donates her entire yearly salary back to the cause! Some would say she's a music groupie … others say she's a hard working woman that really cares!
Allison's other philanthropic activities include The Women's Center which helps abused women and children, The Lounsbury House, an historic landmark in Ridgefield, The Hillside Food Outreach, where she delivers food to low income families, Ridgefield's A Better Chance, where she has been a host parent to students for the past five years- and many more, including SPHERE, Ability Beyond Disability, Danbury Music Center, The Ridgefield Chorale, and Sandy Hook Promise, to name a few.
She is truly a rock star that never stops working to better her community!
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