Receives $1 Million Gift from
Barbara and Jerome Golden
Gift Was Announced at Kravis Center’s Annual Gala
(West Palm Beach, FL – January 22, 2013) The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is the recipient of a $1 million gift from Barbara and Jerome Golden of Palm Beach Gardens FL. The gift was announced last night at the Center’s annual black tie gala, which was completely sold out.
“Barbara and Jerome Golden have been generous supporters of the Kravis Center for 17 years. In fact, this is our second million dollar gift from this generous couple,” declared William A. Meyer, Chairman of the Kravis Center’s Board of Directors.
“Barbara is a member of the Kravis Center’s Board of Directors and chairs our Education Committee. This gift to support operations will help grow our arts education program for the 50,000-plus kids the Kravis Center serves every year,” he said.
This is the third major gift to the Kravis Center in the last six months, including an MLDauray Arts Initative grant from Mary Lou and Alan Davis in honor of his late parents Leonard and Sophie Davis, and a generous gift from the Lawrence J and Florence A De George Charitable Trust. The MLDauray grant is underwriting the new P.E.A.K. (Provocative Entertainment at Kravis) series at the Kravis Center, while the second gift is funding the new De George Academy for the Performing Arts.
Ticket sales and rental revenue alone do not cover the cost of operating a not-for-profit facility such as the Kravis Center. It is only through generous contributions like these and benefit events like the annual Gala that the Center can continue to make the best of the performing arts available to the entire community.
About the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality; by offering comprehensive arts education programs; by providing a Palm Beach County home in which local and regional arts organizations can showcase their work; and by providing economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County.
The Kravis Center is located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL. For more information, please call (561) 832-7469 or visit www.kravis.org.
Barbara & Jerome Golden