From the Press Release:
As the lead corporate sponsor, the bank has made a two-year commitment to support and underwrite the theatre’s productions and arts education programs for the benefit of the entire community. This is the first time in the theatre’s 31-year history that an entire season will have a corporate sponsor.
“On behalf of Lowell Cooperative Bank, I am proud to support such a valuable institution dedicated to the advancement of artistic excellence,” notes Richard E. Bolton, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lowell Cooperative Bank. “Merrimack Rep brings so many direct and indirect benefits to the Merrimack Valley. We look forward to the upcoming season,” he concludes.
“We are delighted and thankful to have Lowell Cooperative Bank as our official season sponsor in 2009-2010, our 31st season as the region’s leading performing arts organization,” says Tom Parrish, Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s Executive Director. “Lowell Cooperative Bank’s philanthropic leadership is helping to raise the curtain on another fantastic season of theatre for the Merrimack Valley. With ticket sales supporting only 35% of our operating budget, this partnership will help carry forth our charitable mission of creating first-rate professional theatre that is affordable to our entire community. Particularly during these economically challenging times, their support ensures that everyone will have access to our nationally-acclaimed productions and education programs.”