Blumey Inspire Fund

Shine a light forward for talented students and teachers through the Blumey Inspire Fund

Designed to minimize socioeconomic and access disparities, the Blumey Inspire Fund grants industry resources and opportunities to high school students across the Carolinas to support their big dreams and to advance or launch new and existing theater programs. Your gift provides a brighter future, uplifting students to excel in their artistic pursuits. 

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, Blumenthal Arts needs your help to support the launch of the Blumey Inspire Fund. The Blumey Inspire Fund supports talented students and teachers in our community with resources for:


  • Professional training
  • Costume and set budgets
  • Mentorship
  • Teacher professional development
  • Voice lessons
  • And so much more!

"I didn't know what my dreams were until Blumenthal helped shape them and gave me the tools I needed to chase them."

Thomas Laub, Blumey alumnus and two-time Tony Award-winning producer

Every gift counts. Every dream deserves the opportunity of pursuit. Please consider making a gift of any amount today!




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Blumey Awards Alumni Spotlight

From Here... To Anywhere 

Evan Bertram

"Eliza Dolittle" u/s
My Fair Lady (National Tour)

Will Branner

Back to the Future (Broadway)

Maya J Christian

Ensemble, Swing
Jagged Little Pill (National Tour)


Abby Corrigan

"Medium Alison"
Fun Home (National Tour)

"Ema Winslow"
Harlan Coben's Shelter (TV mini series)

Photo: Joan Marcus

Amina Faye

"Jane Seymour"
SIX (North American Tour)

Photo: Joan Marcus

Arella Flur

Assistant Company Manager
Mamma Mia! (National Tour)

Nailyah Serenity Gardner

Top 20
American Idol 

Ryan Gardner

Stage Manager
Les Miserables (National Tour)

Anna Hertel

Rock & Roll Man (off-Broadway)

Kaleb Jenkins

Annie (National Tour)

Thomas Laub

Tony Award-winning producer and founder of Runyonland Productions

Mekhai Lee

The Color Purple (National Tour)

Eva Noblezada

Miss Saigon (West End & Broadway)

Hadestown (Broadway)

"Daisy Buchanan"
The Great Gatsby (Paper Mill Playhouse & Broadway)

Photo: Jeremy Daniel

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe

TINA (Broadway, West End)

Photo: Jenny Anderson

Sayo Oni

"Orpheus" u/s, swing 
Hadestown (Broadway)

Liam Pearce

How to Dance in Ohio (Broadway)

Photo: Michaelah Reynolds



Reneé  Rapp

"Regina George"
Mean Girls (Broadway, 2024 film)

"Leighton Murray"
Sex Lives of College Girls (TV series)

Photo: JoJo Whilden

Phillip Johnson Richardson

The Wiz (Broadway)

Photo: Jeremy Daniel


Justin Rivers

A Transparent Musical (Center Theater Group)

Photo: Emma McIntyre


Hank Santos 

Electric Skates/Ensemble
Spongebob Squarepants Musical 
(National Tour)

Maya Sistruck

The Great Gatsby (Paper Mill Playhouse)

Photo: Peter Smith

"If I didn't have arts programs like this, I don't know where I would be."

Phillip Johnson Richardson, Blumey Alumnus and star of 'The Wiz'


Blumenthal Arts Raises $225K for Blumey Inspire Fund

Learn how the 10th Anniversary Blumey Awards Celebration launched the Blumey Inspire Fund. 

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10th Anniversary Blumey Awards Celebration 

See photos from the one-night-only fundraiser event benefiting the Blumey Inspire Fund.

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10th Anniversary Blumey Awards Celebration Gala and VIP Reception

See photos from the one-night-only fundraiser event benefiting the Blumey Inspire Fund.

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10th Anniversary Blumey Awards Celebration Commemorative Program

View the special edition program.

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