Arts and Business Partnership Awards to be Presented by Americans for
the Arts on October 3 in New York City
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 7, 2019--
for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for
advancing the arts and arts education in America, announced that The
Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS) will be honored this fall with
Americans for the Arts’ national Arts and Business Partnership Award.
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Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel opened June 4 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Photo: Business Wire)
Presented annually, the Arts and Business Partnership Awards – formerly
called the BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America
awards – honor 10 U.S. companies, a business leader, and an arts and
business partnership for their exceptional commitment to the arts
through grants, local partnerships, volunteer programs, matching gifts,
sponsorships and board membership. The awards will be presented by
Americans for the Arts on October 3, 2019, at a black-tie gala at the
Central Park Boathouse in New York City.
The Marcus Corporation was honored for its more than $7.5 million in
donations over the last decade through The Marcus Corporation
Foundation, which supports many arts and culture related efforts and
non-profit organizations, among others. In 2018, nearly 45 percent of
total Foundation giving was allocated to philanthropic support for arts
and culture initiatives.
The company’s long history supporting arts and culture spans many forms.
Company chairman, Stephen H. Marcus was the visionary behind Sculpture
Milwaukee, an outdoor, world-class sculpture exhibit that extends
throughout the city. Moreover, The Marcus Corporation has been a leading
partner behind the important work of the Marcus Center for the
Performing Arts, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the United Performing
Arts Fund, among other prominent cultural organizations.
The company also brings its passion for arts and culture to life
throughout its portfolio of hotels and resorts. On June 4, Saint
Kate—The Arts Hotel opened its doors in Milwaukee as one of the
nation’s most immersive arts hotels. Housing permanent and rotating
exhibitions along with theatrical performances and diverse performing
arts experiences, Saint Kate is a living and breathing platform that
celebrates the arts in all its forms, from music to dance, painting to
sculpture, film to poetry and more.
The company’s flagship property, The
Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, maintains the largest Victorian art
collection of any hotel in the world. Over a decade ago, the company
pioneered the award-winning Artist-in-Residence
Program at The Pfister. This program, which has been recognized
locally, nationally and internationally, provides one working artist a
year with a studio/gallery on the first floor of the hotel and a
platform to introduce his or her craft to an appreciating audience.
Similar arts programs can be found at other Marcus Hotels & Resorts’
properties around the country.
“Our commitment to the arts runs deep through just about everything we
do,” said Gregory S. Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus
Corporation. “The arts connect us, inspire new thinking and bring us to
see things from a new perspective, and in doing so, help shape a vibrant
and diverse community. There is no price tag that can be put on what
happens when people come together to share, make, express and evolve
their perspective, and we aim to do what we can to be part of that
experience. It is an honor to receive this prestigious recognition, a
testament to our associates who support the arts in their communities
“We are grateful to honor these businesses and individuals for their
exceptional involvement in ensuring that the arts thrive in their
communities,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for
the Arts. “They provide the arts with significant financial and in-kind
support, and they incorporate meaningful arts-related programs into
their employee, customer, and community relations activities. They
enrich the lives of millions of Americans and truly set a standard for
other businesses to follow.”
About The Marcus Corporation
Headquartered in Milwaukee, The
Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment
industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. The
Marcus Corporation’s theatre division, Marcus
Theatres®, is the fourth largest theatre circuit in the
U.S. and currently owns or manages 1,098 screens at 90 locations in 17
states. The company’s lodging division, Marcus®
Hotels & Resorts, owns and/or manages 21 hotels, resorts and
other properties in nine states. For more information, please visit the
company’s website at www.marcuscorp.com.
About Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for
advancing the arts and arts education in America. With offices in
Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 55
years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing
and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every
American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.
Additional information is available at AmericansForTheArts.org.
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