Building Bridges

Teaching students about diversity, bullying, healthy choices, tolerance, respect and environmental responsibility.


5th Annual Building Bridges Program and Family Concert

The music of three-time Grammy Award winner Tom Chapin serves as the platform for the Building Bridges Program.  Tom Chapin’s music is a powerful tool that teachers can integrate into their existing curriculum during the school year to teach life lessons about: diversity, anti-violence, healthy choices, respect, and environmental responsibility through the songs.

The program culminates with the students being transported to The Higley Center for Performing Arts on March 5 & 6, 2014 to experience a live concert performance starring Tom Chapin.  The program, concert, and transportation are provided free to the participating classrooms. 

The Higley Center for the Performing Arts Advisory Council secures community sponsors who believe in Arts Education so the program expenses are completely underwritten. To be a Building Bridges Sponsor or sign-up a classroom to participate email Debbie at

Classroom Sign-up Form               Sponsorship Levels

 The Building Bridges Family Concert is an opportunity to enjoy the music of Tom Chapin in a “family friendly” environment on Saturday March 1st at 2pm in the Little Theatre at The Higley Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $12 Adults $7 for Children.  

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Building Bridges Photos from the 2013 Event


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2014 Committee

Alan Fitzgerald

Committee Members
Jamy Belcher
R. Scott Harnisch
Paige Modlin
Mary Ellen Page

Building Bridges Ambassadors

Mayor John Lewis
Jason Barney
Sue & Jamie Sossaman
Cynthia Dunham

Event Sponsors

Hampton Inn and Suites

National Bank of Arizona

Southwest Gas

Raising Arizona Kids


The Beat

Sue & Jamie Sossamann
Mary Ellen Page Family
Michelle Barker
Rick Martinez
Amerprise Financial





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The Higley Center for the Performing Arts is a venue in
which all members of the community can participate as
audience, performer or presenter.