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Renaissance Receives Surprise Holiday Gift

23 Dec , 2017  

Earlier this month, the FirstEnergy Foundation announced that would surprise 132 deserving nonprofit agencies in the FirstEnergy Corporation area with donations over the coming weeks as part of its “12 Gifts of the Season” holiday campaign. The Renaissance Theatre is happy to announce that they have been the lucky recipients of one of these gifts.

The gift for $1,000 was presented by Victor Coleman, Jr., Ohio Edison’s External Affairs Manager for an 8-county area, to the Renaissance President and CEO Michael Miller, Executive Director Chelsie Thompson, and Director of Development Sandi Arnold on December 15th.

Mr. Coleman thanked the Renaissance Team for enriching the community and improving the quality of life in Richland County and the region by providing high quality live performances and educational programming for students. He shared that on behalf of Ohio Edison, he wanted to recognize the Renaissance for “bringing music to school children — you never know how you may have changed the life of a child that day.”

Miller said, “On behalf of the Renaissance Team, I want you, Ohio Edison, and the FirstEnergy Foundation to know how grateful we are for this recognition and gift. Thank you for your generosity.”

The gift will be included in the Renaissance Annual Fund Campaign, which will run through December 31, 2017. The campaign is led by two matching gifts, provided by the Richard and Arline Landers Foundation for $25,000 and Sharon Granter, who contributed $20,000 in memory of her late husband Don.

The FirstEnergy Foundation is funded solely by FirstEnergy Corp. and provides support to non-profit, tax-exempt health and human services agencies; educational organizations; cultural and arts programs and institutions; and civic groups in areas served by FirstEnergy’s 10 electric operating companies and in areas where the company conducts business.

Source: Renaissance Performing Arts Association press release

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