Menasha Corporation Foundation Supports Mission Of Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

$100,000 Donation Will Help Sustain On-Going Activities of P.A.C.

11/13/2007

NEENAH, WI...
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The Menasha Corporation Foundation today announced a gift of $100,000 to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (P.A.C.).  The funds will be used to support operations, ensure community access and support community engagement activities.

“Menasha Corporation and its Foundation are extremely proud to be able to continue our tradition of support for the P.A.C., which began with our commitment to the capital campaign which helped build the facility,” said Menasha Corporation Foundation President Ralph L. Evans, in making the announcement.  “We understand the importance of the educational, cultural and social impacts which the P.A.C. provides and we want to ensure that our employees and their families, as well as the entire community, continue have the opportunity to enjoy the P.A.C.’s diverse artistic programs.”

The donation was made from the Foundation’s “Field of Interest Award” fund, which focuses on awards that will make a significant impact on the community at large.

“Menasha Corporation has been a strong supporter of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center since the very beginning,” stated Susan Stockton, president of the P.A.C. “Its incredibly generous commitment to the Center and our Community Engagement Activities will certainly strengthen our ability to deliver on the key component of our mission of serving as a gathering place for the community to engage in the arts.”

Through support announced earlier in 2007, the Menasha Corporation Foundation also helped fund the P.A.C.’s Educational Series presentations of the Wisconsin-based American Players Theatre’s production of “The Merchant of Venice” in early November and the Mad River Theater Works’ production of “Freedom Bound” in January 2008.

About Menasha Corporation Foundation
The Menasha Corporation Foundation is an independent grant-making organization serving the philanthropic interests of Menasha Corporation, Neenah, WI.  Menasha Corporation’s founder, Elisha D. Smith, was a visionary and philanthropist who supported benevolent endeavors and educational institutions that reached far beyond the company’s hometown in Menasha, WI.  In 1953, Menasha Corporation’s philanthropic efforts were organized into a Foundation.

About Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, located in downtown Appleton, provides a premier venue for live performing arts attractions and celebrates its fifth anniversary season in 2007/08.  The Center proudly serves as a gathering place for the community to engage in educational opportunities while enhancing a greater understanding and appreciation of the performing arts.  For more information on upcoming events, education programs and community involvement go to foxcitiespac.com.