The Count Basie Theatre (The Basie) has made significant progress on its historic $23 million expansion project which will see the facility nearly double in size and become one of the region’s largest centers for the performing arts.

“The alignment of the Basie’s mission and our Foundation’s mission make this a perfect marriage and one that we hope to continue to build upon for many years to come.”

– Jay Grunin

The Grunin Foundation is a proud supporter of the Basie having invested $2 million to fund the creation of the Grunin Arts and Education Building, which will house studios, classrooms and administrative offices for the Basie’s growing arts education programs, as well as a second performance venue. We are confident the Basie's expansion is sure to make a tremendous impact on the cultural and educational landscape of the Central Jersey Shore.