The Bartlesville Community Center’s marquee will be getting much needed upgrades thanks in part to a $10,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.
The gift was announced at the Bartlesville Community Center. Andy Novak and Annah Fischer of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.
Opened in January of 1982, the Bartlesville Community Center is recognized as one of the finest performing arts halls in the country. The center has played host to an amazing array of events and is home to seven local presenting arts groups who perform their concerts and productions at the center. They include Bartlesville Choral Society, Bartlesville Civic Ballet, Bartlesville Community Concert Association, Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra, Broadway in Bartlesville, Children’s Musical Theater, and OKM Musical Festival.
“The generous gift from Arvest Foundation and other local corporations has made it possible for us to update the Center marquee,” said Val Callaghan, BCC managing director. “The marquee project will not only benefit the center but each local presenting art group who utilizes the center for their performances. We plan to have the marquee updates complete in May.”
“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Community Center’s efforts. We are lucky to have this facility and our strong local arts groups in Bartlesville, said Annah Fischer, marketing manager, Arvest Bank. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to the community and enhanced quality of life.”
About the Arvest Foundation
The Arvest Foundation seeks to provide funding to grantees who are actively working to create positive change for others. Major areas of focus include: K-12 education, economic development, and enhancing the quality of life throughout the Arvest footprint. For more information, go to www.arvestfoundation.org.