Michael Souza was raised in Tracy and was taught by his parents to always give back to the community. He has served on the Grand Foundation board for years and was also part of the Arts Leadership Alliance, the organization instrumental in creating the Grand Theatre. As a partner of Souza Realty and Development, Mike feels that it is important to create the kind of community of which he can be proud. As such, he feels the Grand Theatre has provided a unique cultural center that he can point to with pride. Mike is excited to see the impact the Grand Theatre has had on the revitalization efforts in downtown. When asked what his favorite performance at the Grand has been, Mike answered, "I've seen plenty of wonderful performances at the Grand, but my favorite has been anything my kids are in." Mike also serves on the Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tracy and is a long-time Rotarian.