About Us

The Melanie and Rosalie Albright Foundation exists to support youth participation in all aspects of theater. We offer enrichment and needs-based scholarships to cover the cost of dance, vocal, and acting classes. We also offer performance and technical theatre opportunities several times throughout the year at no cost to the participant. Without the Melanie and Rosalie Albright Foundation’s scholarship program and free theatrical opportunities, young people with a passion for performing may miss out on pursuing their dreams.

The Melanie and Rosalie Albright Foundation is the only nonprofit organization in the Indianapolis area offering scholarships to youth ages 6-21 for participation in any performing arts-related opportunities at the awardee’s location of choice. In 2020, we have awarded five scholarships and have produced six virtual performances at no cost to the participant.

We rely on our generous donors for their financial support to bring scholarships and theatrical opportunities to youth passionate about the performing arts.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT

Aimee Albright is married to RD Albright, mother to Adam, Melanie, and Rosalie.  Aimee is currently studying for her B.S. in Philanthropic Studies with a certificate in Nonprofit Event Management at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University Indianapolis.  She is a Production Assistant at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Yuletide Celebration and produces and directs youth productions when she has the opportunity. You can read some of Aimee’s writings about loss, family, and faith at aimee.albright.wordpress.com 

Vice President of Operations

R.D. Albright – Union Electrician IBEW Local 481

I am married to Aimee and am Adam, Melanie, and Rosalie’s dad. I love the Chicago Bears and New Mexico. I also love to ride Harleys. I think it is important to support youth in the arts because it reaches a unique niche of kids who are normally looked over. I have seen firsthand what theatre does for these kids. I have seen a person who is quiet and sits in the corner go to talking to everyone and is the star of the show. Not to mention the friendships that are made. That’s is why I pledge myself to further the youth arts and to bring honor to my daughter’s memory.

Vice President of Technology

Joey Meister

Treasurer

Adam Albright – Insurance Restoration Specialist with Balance Claims

I have been fortunate to directly witness the positive impact that performance opportunities can have on personal growth & emotional support for local youth. It is important to continue cultivating a safe & accepting environment for the youth in our community.

Secretary

Jeanette Vaughan – Fine Arts Secretary Plainfield High School

Director

Shauna Cooper

Director

Mikala Cunningham – Customer Service Assistant

I was homeschooled growing up and the theatre was one of my favorite places. The friendships you make in performing arts are irreplaceable. Performing arts provides a space for our youth to feel heard and comfortable. I want every kid to experience the same joy I did through the arts.

Director

Deb Gosnell

Director

Emmie Wright – Performer

Creating accessible opportunities for youth within performing arts creates an outlet for them that can’t be found anywhere else. As someone who grew up in theatre, I want everyone to have the same love, support, and growth opportunities that I had. Performing arts has an aspect for everyone and is a great place for youth to flourish.

Junior Board

Co-Chair

Erin Vaughan – Full-Time Student Plainfield High School Class of 2021

Co-Chair

Owen Boatright – Full-Time Student Indiana Connections Academy Class of 2022

Performing arts have always been important in my life, I love seeing the ways it can change other people’s lives, as it did mine.

Treasurer

Kadence Roehm – Full-time Student Plainfield High School Class of 2023

I love seeing others grow throughout their time in theatre. I’ve been changed for the better through my involvement in theatre. I want others to have the same opportunities I have had and better.

Secretary

Madison Carr – Full-Time Student Indiana Connections Academy Class of 2022

Social Influencer

Madi Hartley – Full-Time Student Brownsburg High School Class of 2024