Premier Awards $30,000 to Stambaugh for Façade Restoration Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Premier Bank Foundation has awarded Stambaugh Auditorium a $30,000 grant to support its monumental staircase and façade restoration project.

The goal of the staircase and façade restoration project, which is estimated to cost $4.1 million, is to return the monumental staircase, grand entrance, and promenade to its original splendor, Stambaugh officials said .

“We are extremely grateful for the support of Premier Bank in helping to support this vital project.” said JoAnn Stock, chief development officer for Stambaugh Auditorium. She added that plans are underway to raise the additional $500,000 needed to fund the project.

Work began in June on the project, which includes razing and replacing the Fifth Avenue monumental staircase and promenade, reconstructing retaining walls, cleaning the exterior façade of the building, adding dimensional exterior lighting to the entrances and façades, and restoring all decorative metalwork at the grand entrance.

For more information about the campaign, contact Stock at 330 747 5175 or

Pictured: Pictured from left: Josh Toot, JoAnn Stock, Mindy Wiesenee, Frank Hierro and Matt Pagac.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.