Tuesday, September 20, 2016

DCCA Recognizes Harry D. Stephens Memorial Trust Fund For Continued Support of the Arts in Darke County

Dianna Wagner, President of the Harry D. Stephens Memorial Trust is shown with Andrea Jordan, DCCA Executive Director and Keith Rawlins, DCCA Artistic Director.
Darke County Center for the Arts recognized the Harry D. Stephens Memorial Trust Fund for its contributions to DCCA’s 2016-2017 Connections season, helping DCCA encourage cultural enrichment in the community. According to DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan, “DCCA counts itself very fortunate to be in a community that values the arts, and is sincerely thankful for the generosity of the Harry D. Stephens Memorial Trust Fund and its commitment to enhancing the quality of life in our community through the arts.”

The generous ongoing support from the Stephens Memorial has contributed greatly to the arts organization’s ability to continue bringing high quality performing artists to the community. The Stephens Memorial will once again be a spotlight sponsor for the spring presentation of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and helps underwrite all DCCA programs – Artist Series which brings world class artists to St. Clair Memorial Hall; Family Theatre Series which presents, at a very reasonable ticket price, theatrical productions based on classic children’s literature; Coffee House Series which takes patrons to smaller venues throughout the county for a more intimate arts experience; and Arts in Education which takes artists to the audience, presenting performances to all grade levels in each local school district.

Over the past 25 years the Harry D. Stephens Memorial Trust Fund has distributed over $1.5 million to the benefit of Greenville area residents. Mr. Stephens’ generous contribution to the residents of the Greenville area is in harmony with his lifetime of service and dedication and will enhance the community well into the future.The present trust fund members include Dianna Wagner, Al Greiner, Jennifer Bish, Dr. Michael Fourman, and Rebecca Jenkinson.

Distributions of the interest income from the trust are made semi-annually each year, in June and December. Application forms to receive funds from the trust can be obtained from the Darke County Chamber of Commerce office at 209 East Fourth Street in Greenville. The application deadline for the June distribution is April 1st and October 1st for the December distribution. The completed applications are to be returned to the law firm of Gary L. Flinn Co., L. P. A. at 429 Memorial Drive in Greenville, Ohio.

DCCA’s desire is to offer quality programming, encouraging cultural enrichment in our community, and to do our part to make Darke County, Ohio a great place to live. For more information, contact the DCCA office at 547-0908 or www.CenterForArts.net.

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