Go Over the Edge for the Flynn

Susan Leckey

August 31, 2019 - October 1, 2019

Going Over the Edge for Lydia Bowie

I am going Over the Edge for Flynn and rappel nine stories down the side of the Courtyard Marriott on Saturday, August 31, in memory of my niece Lydia Bowie. Lydia was my amazing niece who left this world on 11/30/18, at just 2 1/2. Her zest for life and learning was apparant to all who knew her...her wit and intelligence was off the charts and she never missed an opportunity to be silly with you and make you laugh. She is missed everyday by so many which is why I'm starting the, Lydia Bowie Education Fund, to keep her name and memory alive in other ways. I love her name, so seeing it, and saying it makes me happy. (Bowie, after David Bowie) This fund will  directly support the Flynn’s efforts to nurture and expand the minds of so many of our community’s children. When I started working at the Flynn in March, I was amazed to learn that over 1/3 of the Flynn’s annual $7.5 million budget goes to education...I love the fact that the Flynn is helping to bring the joy of live performance to so many children...I know that Lydia would have been one of them. I would be so grateful if you would help me in my efforts to support our education programs by making a donation, or joining my team in memory of Lydia Bowie and the Eductaion Fund in her name.


Please join me downtown on Saturday, August 31, to watch me rappel nine stories for Lydia!

Help me reach my goal and support the cultural and education programs in memory of Lydia Bowie, at the Flynn Center.

Flynn Arts

  • Last Fall, 240 students attended weekly dance, music and theater classes and over $6,500 was awarded in scholarships to students. It is exciting to see the variety of workshops and classes being offered. There is truly something for all ages.

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Student Matinee Series

  • A series of 30+ per year matinees serve approximately 38,000 children per year in grades PreK-12 from within a 120-mile radius. 
  • Support of the matinees allows ticket prices to be at the lowest accessible access point and to offer free tickets to those students with high need. Last year, 7,100 students attended for free!
  • Support also allows the Flynn  to reach out to rural and underserved schools, providing tickets and bussing support, thereby equalizing access for students from communities that have fewer opportunities to experience the arts.







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Flynn Youth Theater Company

  • Talented teens from across the state gather at the Flynn to produce high-quality theatrical productions under a professional team of artist-educators.
  • Over the course of several weeks, they build new skills, exercise their strengths, stretch their limits, and develop close friendships with peers who are passionate in similar ways!
  • Many graduates from the program have gone on to study in the top college, university, and conservatory theater programs around the country, and to pursue professional careers as performers. 

My Supporters

  • Leeeza Robbins September 2019 $25.00
  • Jessie Fiene September 2019
  • Rae Barry September 2019 $25.00
  • Rebecca Prigge You rock, Susan! Love, Becky and Matt September 2019 $50.00
  • MICHELLE YOUNG Have fun! Love you. August 2019 $105.00
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  • Aileen Chapman In memory of sweet Lydia...with love. August 2019 $400.00
  • Scot Pratt August 2019 $236.25
  • John ODonnell Sponsor for Susan Leckey August 2019 $236.25
  • Neil Willenson & Kapco From your friends at Kapco. Thinking about your beautiful niece. August 2019 $236.25
  • Regina and Gerard Keating Thank you Susan! God bless Lydia our precious little angel August 2019 $225.00
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