Cirque du Soleil Pledges $250,000 toward New Performing Arts Center
June 29, 2011, 1:36 am
The popular entertainment group “Cirque du Soleil” has announced they are giving a $250,000 gift to the Dr. Phillips Center. According to Karen Gay, US division director of global citizenship for Cirque du Soleil, “This gift supports the mutual commitment of both Cirque du Soleil and the Dr. Phillips Center to emerging artists and the youth who will be reached through the Center’s mission-driven programming.” The Phillips Center just celebrated its groundbreaking a couple of days ago.
“We are excited to have Cirque du Soleil join us as a partner in building this Center,” said Dr. Phillips Center Board Chairman, Jim Pugh. “Their gift represents our mutual interest in the performing arts and our strong belief in how an institution like this can transform our community.” The donation will support the collaboration and planning between the two entities to develop programs targeted to emerging artists and children who do not have proper access to the performing arts.