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Another Million for Performing Arts Center

Monday, March 31st, 2008

The proposed Asheville Performing Arts Center has received another grant — this time for $1 million from the Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation.

The Center’s estimated cost is between $65 million and $85 million, depending on the place of construction. This grant will more than likely be used for further planning.

At this time, the Performing Arts Center has more than 200 contributors who have pledged up to three million dollars. The Center would replace the older Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, the current main venue for large concerts and events.

Asheville Center for Performing Arts gets $500,000 Grant

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Recently, The Glass Foundation of Asheville donated $500,000 to The Asheville Area Center for the Performing Arts. Being used for new construction, the generous donation will go toward the contribution challenge made by the Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation.

The challenge presented by the foundation is to contribute $1 million toward the construction of a new performance center if The Center for the Performing Arts can raise $3 million by the end of the year. This particular donation [from The Glass Foundation] puts the Center for the Performing arts over the $1.5 million mark, working well toward the goal of $3 million.

Kenneth and Nancy Glass founded The Glass Foundation in the year 2000, and its goal is to help Western North Carolina’s community thrive educationally, environmentally, economically, culturally, as well as to enhance quality of life in the region.