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Q: Is the S.A.M. Magic Center located in Parker, Colorado? A: Yes. The Magic Center Board of Directors voted to focus on the Denver area as the location of the S.A.M. Magic Center. Our site selection committee is currently negotiating to lease/purchase a historical property in the town of Parker, Colorado. Parker is a convenient 25 minute drive to downtown Denver and Denver International Airport.
Q: Where is the headquarters of the S.A.M. Magic Center Foundation? A: The Magic Center Foundation shares an office with the Society of American Magicians National Administrator at 6838 Alpine Dr., Parker, CO 80134. The mailing address is P.O. Box 505, Parker, CO 80138. The Magic Center theater, museum and library leases space in the Mainstreet Center, 19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80138.
Q: Wasn't the S.A.M. Magic Center going to be located in Louisville, Kentucky or Austin, Texas? A: The Foundation Board considered purchasing a property located in Louisville, KY several years ago. However, we chose to pass on the deal and keep looking. We also considered building or purchasing a facility in Austin, Texas. We did open the Magic Center in Austin for a period of time while we were negotiating potential properties in the area. The Foundation also considered locations in Nevada, New York, Colorado, among others. All contributions will be used to support the magic center where ever it is located.
Q: Who owns the S.A.M. Magic Center Foundation website www.sammagiccenter.com? A: The S.A.M. Magic Center Foundation, Inc. owns and operates the domain name and website. There is a link to our site from the S.A.M.'s website www.magicsam.com.
Q: Who are the Board members of the Foundation? A: Refer to the Contact Us page for a current list.
Q: Is the S.A.M. Magic Center Foundation, Inc. a non-profit 501(c)3 foundation? A: Yes.
Q: Is there any cost to the S.A.M. because the Magic Center Foundation shares an office with the S.A.M. National Administrator? A: No .
Q: What are the open hours at the Magic Center in Parker, CO? A: By appointment only and when shows are being presented at the center. To schedule and appointment to visit the center, contact Executive Director, Dan Rodriguez at 303-521-5120 or email email@example.com
Q:What is the mailing address of the Foundation headquarters?
A: S.A.M. Magic Center Foundation Inc., PO Box 505, Parker, Colorado 80134
Q:What is the physical address of the Foundation headquarters?
A: S.A.M. Magic Center Foundation Inc., 11086 S. Dartmoor Place., Parker, Colorado 80138
Q: Is the S.A.M. Magic Center Foundation Headquarters and the Society of American Magicians Headquarters both located in Colorado?
A:Yes, both headquarters share the same address.
Q: Will the S.A.M. National Administrator relocate to the Magic Center once it opens? A: It depends on the location and if the S.A.M. National Council requires the relocation.
Q: Is the Foundation headquarters going to administrate any S.A.M. committees? A: The goal is for the Magic Center to house the S.A.M. Who administrates it is up to the S.A.M.
Q: How much is it going to cost the Society of American Magicians to operate the S.A.M. Magic Center Foundation?
A:Nothing. The intent of the foundation is to serve and support the cost of operating the S.A.M. and housing it's assets.
Q: The vision of a Magic Center is a lofty goal. What is the potential liability to the Society of American Magicians?
A: None. The reason the S.A.M. Magic Center Foundation, Inc. was created as a separate legal entity was to protect the S.A.M. from liability.
Q: Who is in charge of the S.A.M. Magic Center Foundation?
A: The President and Executive Director of the foundation is Dan Rodriguez. He serves as chair of the Board of Directors and manages the day-to-day operations.
Q: Has the Foundation done a feasibility study to determine if the Parker location can support the permanent location of the Magic Center?
A: Yes, a $14,000 feasibility study was completed and the facility in Parker is appropiate for the Magic Center project.
Q: Who is the appointed Legal Counsel of the Magic Center Foundation?
A:Mark Metzger, an S.A.M. member from the Chicago area, serves as our Legal Counsel.
Q:Who is an employee of the Foundation?
A:There are no employees.
Q: Is a detail report of the incomes and expenses for the Magic Center Foundation available to anyone who requests it? A: The Foundation Teasurer issues a Treasurers Report at Foundation Board meetings held every other month and in conjunction with the S.A.M. National Council annual meeting.
Q: Does the S.A.M. National Council get to review the Foundations detail report of incomes and expenses? A: The Foundation Board intends to make details of incomes and expenses available to the S.A.M. National Treasurer and other entities the Foundation deems neccessary for review and acceptance, with the understanding that the details be kept confidential. Openly publishing the details of expenses and incomes can jeopardize our competitive advantage by exposing our donor list and propriatary contact information. Any release of details will be at the Foundation Boards discretion.
Q: Is a list of donors available to anyone that asks for it? A: No. Our donor list is confidential.
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