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Friday, August 13, 2010

Gift for the AAC

Posted By on Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 10:57 AM

The Trinity Foundation in Pine Bluff has given the Arkansas Arts Center $100,000, the Arts Center announced today. The money comes at a time when the Arts Center could sure use it: It owes its operating foundation $2.7 million and had an operating deficit of $1.7 million.

The press release:

(LITTLE ROCK, AR) — The Arkansas Arts Center announces a $100,000 gift from The Trinity Foundation of Pine Bluff. The gift was presented to assist the Arts Center in continuing its mission of bringing arts and education to Arkansans.

“The Trinity Foundation recognizes the Arts Center as a key cultural institution for Little Rock and the state of Arkansas,” said Haskell Dickinson, Vice President of the Foundation. “Our gift is to encourage the Arts Center to challenge the community by curating ambitious exhibitions and building programs that fulfill their mission”.

The Trinity Foundation was founded in 1953 in Pine Bluff. They primarily fund education, youth services, student scholarships and the arts in Arkansas. The Foundation receives support from four businesses: Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel Co.; McGeorge Contracting Co.; Cornerstone Farm and Gin Co.; and Standard Investment Co.

“We are more than delighted with the recent gift from Trinity Foundation”, said Joseph Lampo, Arts Center Interim Director. “Gifts in significant amounts are always appreciated. The timing of this gift could not have been better in its demonstration of confidence in the Arkansas Arts Center. It came with a letter of support stating “we are proud of your mission and recent Pharaoh’s exhibition.” This gift was given with the purpose of helping the Arts Center continue its role as a cultural leader in our state and the region. With this gift, we can confidently move forward to execute our strong program offerings.”

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