Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bank of America Supports the Arts

By Charlie Nork
Individual Giving Manager

A special thanks to our Art/Red in rep
corporate production sponsors, Bank of America.
If you’ve been to the Playhouse to see Art or Red (or both!) this season, you may have heard us thanking our wonderfully generous corporate production sponsors Bank of America and U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management.

In addition to relying on contributions from our individual supporters, we also partner with the tremendous businesses in our community to bring you the productions you love onstage. Bank of America allowed us to present Art and Red in repertory, an ambitious project which would not have been possible without their generous support. As one of the world’s leading corporate sponsors of the arts, Bank of America partners with thousands of arts organizations worldwide in its mission to unite diverse communities and cultures.

“We’re so pleased to be continuing our sponsorship of the Westport Country Playhouse because we believe that a thriving arts and culture sector benefits our local economy and enriches our society,” said Rob Pizzella, U.S. Trust Market Executive for Connecticut and Upstate New York.

Bank of America's Arts and Culture Program provides support through:

🎨 The Art Conservation Project provides grants to arts organizations worldwide to help conserve important cultural and historically significant works of art.

🎨 Art in our Communities allows museums and nonprofits to borrow works of art and entire exhibitions from Bank of America's private collection at no cost.

🎨 Museums on Us offers Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders free weekend access to some of the top museums and cultural institutions in America, including several in Connecticut and New York.

🎨 Community Partnerships which provide support to cultural and arts organizations worldwide (like Westport Country Playhouse) through grants and sponsorships.

“Bank of America is proud to be one of the leading supporters of the arts to help enhance our communities. I’m delighted that we are the longest running sponsor of the Westport Country Playhouse,” said Bill Tommins, Senior Vice President, Market Executive for Global Banking and Markets, as well as Market President for Southern Connecticut.

Playhouse patrons will recognize many other beneficiaries of Bank of America's generosity, including Museums on Us participants The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the Fairfield Museum and History Center, as well as Community Partners such as Manhattan Theater Club and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The next Museums on Us weekend is June 4th and 5th – if you’re a Bank of America cardholder, be sure to take advantage of this great benefit! And don’t forget to thank Bank of America for their contributions to Westport Country Playhouse and the world of art!

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