In The News – Santa Clara Vanguard Changes Name, Launches Capital Giving Campaign
For the past 50 years, the Santa Clara Vanguard has been officially known as The Santa Clara Vanguard Booster Club. In its early years, the name served the organization well, but as Vanguard evolves and expands its mission, the time has come for a change.
On March 17, Vanguard announced an official name change, doing away with The Santa Clara Vanguard Booster Club title–one many were unaware was the organization’s official moniker–and emerging as Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA). VMAPA will continue to use Santa Clara Vanguard within its performance units, but the new official name reflects Vanguard’s desire to “consider programs that will allow our organization to better serve a more diverse, larger population of members, alumni and students with an emphasis on audience expansion and community engagement,” according to Executive Director Charles Frost.
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