The Nelda C. and H. J. Lutcher Stark Foundation
February 23, 2011 marked the 50th anniversary of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, which was established on that day in 1961 by Nelda and Lutcher Stark. The Stark Foundation has served for 50 years with a mission to improve the quality of life in Orange and surrounding communities in southeast Texas through grants for education, health and human services, arts and culture, and community enhancement. Through the operation of its venues – Stark Museum of Art, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, The W.H. Stark House and Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts – The Stark Foundation contributes historical, artistic and cultural resources to the area.