Get to know Gigi!

Our beneficiary, Gigi, was born with a rare brain condition called Holoprosencephaly. Genesis’s mother, Lisa, describes Genesis as her “miracle baby”. Genesis’s condition manifests in a way similar to cerebral palsy, affecting her ability to talk and walk. Her entire life has been filled with doctor’s appointments, research studies, therapy, and IFSP/IEP meetings.

Despite her struggles, Genesis still loves going to school and works very hard. She is known to be an incredibly happy girl and enjoys being treated like everyone else. She does not like to be singled out as being different. She is very much aware of the fact that life presents challenges for her and she needs to go about things differently to achieve the same outcome as her classmates, but this has never stopped her from persevering.

We are so incredibly excited for this summer and to do this all for Gigi!

Meet our 2021 Music Director, Lisa MacVicar!

The Charles Seller Foundation is proud to announce their 2021 Summer Production Team. Meet our Music Director, Lisa MacVicar!

Lisa MacVicar has been a music teacher in the Hackensack Public School District for the past 27 years. She is the Director of Bands and is responsible for rehearsing the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Band, and small group ensembles. In addition to teaching performance classes, Mrs. MacVicar is also responsible for teaching AP and Honors Music Theory. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education and a Master of Music Degree in Music Education from William Paterson University. Although her primary instrument is the trombone, Mrs. MacVicar has experience vocally and has performed as an alto in various ensembles.This isn’t the first time she has served as a music director and conductor of a pit orchestra. At the tender age of 19, she served in those positions for The Charles Seller Foundation & Talent Time’s production of The Wizard of Oz. She has also served as a pit director and pit musician throughout New Jersey over the years. Mrs. MacVicar is the proud mother of three amazing daughters, one of which has followed in her mother’s footsteps as a member of The Charles Seller Foundation!