Millikin University has received a generous gift of $100,000 from Dr. Paul and Shirley Stanley to support Millikin's new Center for Theatre & Dance. In addition to the $100,000 contribution, the Stanleys also made a $50,000 contribution toward the project during Millikin's "Transform MU" capital campaign.
“ag真人app网站是从雪莉的慷慨和及时的礼物，Paul Stanley的，非常感谢说：”米利总裁博士。帕特里克·ê。白色。 “通过他们的支持下，斯坦利再次肯定他们的剧院的重要性，信念和跳舞，所有的艺术，以米利金，迪凯特和世界。在这些不确定的时代，他们的关心和远见激励我们所有培育艺术中的重要作用在社会生活和人类经验“。
Gina Bianchi '93, vice president for alumni & development at Millikin, added, "The Stanleys have been very loyal supporters of Millikin University over the years. As engaged community members, they see the value Millikin brings to the area. Their investment in our Center for Theatre & Dance helps to deliver top notch student performances and innovative teachings to the Millikin community and the greater Decatur region. We are grateful for their generosity."
她也十分活跃在米利美术场景，之前曾一起工作的米利 - 迪凯特交响乐团与“胡桃夹子”和阿拉巴马芭蕾的业绩莫斯科芭蕾舞的表现帮助“睡美人”。
"We've been interested in that building, in theory, for years, and the need for the building was so apparent. The Millikin School of Theatre & Dance is such a strong component for Millikin and for its sustainability," said Stanley. "Neither Paul nor I are Millikin alums, but we feel closer to Millikin. We consider Millikin ours; we attend symphonies, dance performances and theatre performances. To be able to partake in the fine arts program adds to the enrichment of our lives."
Millikin University broke ground on its new Center for Theatre & Dance during a ceremony held on 可以 18, 2018. Construction is nearly complete, and the Center will open in the fall.
Located in the middle of campus, Millikin's new Center for Theatre & Dance will also incorporate four acting studios, two dance studios, two design classrooms and practice rooms as well as all new modern theatre equipment and LED lights.
"One of the most important parts about the new Center for Theatre & Dance is the impact it will have on recruitment," said Stanley. "This building will make quite the impression on students who are interested in studying theatre. The Center will help secure Millikin's national role in performing arts education."
Gifts to the Center for Theatre & Dance have been made to support fundraising efforts by a community of generous Millikin alumni, community leaders and the 受托人董事会. Fundraising efforts are ongoing. For more information on how to help support the Center for Theatre & Dance, visit www.diaoskay.com/cftad.