Prospector Theater named finalist in the 2023 Classy Awards, honored as innovative nonprofit

Classy, a giving platform that enables nonprofits to connect supporters with causes they care about, has named Prospector Theater as a finalist for the 2023 Classy Awards. Launched in 2009, The Classy Awards shine a spotlight on the innovative work nonprofits are implementing around the globe. Today, we’re proud to share that our Service Learning Program has been recognized for its ability to educate our participants on the impact of jobs, accessibility, and inclusion for people with disabilities. 

Our Service Learning Program teaches students from Kindergarten through Ph.D. and businesses and organizations about our Prospects, mission, and culture. Empathy, accessibility, and inclusion are the focus of our project, especially for people with disabilities. Prospects thrive on connecting with and cultivating meaningful relationships with our participants, teaching them the importance of competitive and inclusive employment. In addition, Service Learning creates a multitude of jobs for Prospects that make “sense and cents” - supporting the everyday operation of the Theater while driving revenue and/or saving expenses.

This year, 11 Classy Awards will be distributed including the People’s Choice Award, which is determined by public vote. Supporters can vote here for Prospector Theater from April 6-April 25, 2023. Winners will be announced live on June 7 at the Collaborative by Classy conference in Philadelphia, PA. 

For more information on the Classy Awards, visit

The Prospector Theater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing competitive and inclusive employment to people with disabilities through the operation of a premium, first-run movie theater located in Ridgefield, CT. Employees of the Theater are known as Prospects. Approximately 75% of our workforce self-identify with a disability. We sparkle and transform our passions into professions, while earning paychecks with competitive wages. 

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About the Classy Awards
Started in 2009, the Classy Awards recognize nonprofits for their unique approaches and impact on our world. Decided by a well-respected group of judges, the Classy Awards bring together groundbreaking nonprofits and impact leaders to honor the achievements driving lasting change around the globe.

About Classy
Classy, an affiliate of GoFundMe, is a Public Benefit Corporation and giving platform that enables nonprofits to connect supporters with the causes they care about. Classy's platform provides powerful and intuitive fundraising tools to convert and retain donors. Since 2011, Classy has helped nonprofits mobilize and empower the world for good by helping them raise over $5 billion. For more information, visit

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