LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Barber Law Firm) - On this Hero Central Thursday, Joe Kolb of the Barber Law Firm announced exclusively on 'THV This Morning' that Arkansas Repertory Theatre has been named as the firm's Century Fund nonprofit partner for 2012-2013.
As the Century Fund partner, Arkansas Repertory Theatre will not only receive a financial contribution from Barber Law Firm, but volunteer and promotional services to help build awareness as well.
After reviewing more than 48 applicants, a record for the Century Fund, Barber Law Firm decided to let the public have a say in selecting this year's Century Fund partner.
The firm selected three finalists who it felt exemplified the Century Fund and built a voting poll on the Barber Century Fund Facebook page for supporters to easily cast their votes for one of the three finalists. The other two finalists were Baptist Health Foundation and Museum of Discovery.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre is the state's largest nonprofit professional theatre located in downtown Little Rock. In addition to providing artistic and dramatic performances for the Central Arkansas area, it also offers two summer training programs for children and young adults as a part of its Summer Musical Theatre Intensive (SMTI).
Arkansas Repertory Theatre also offers special matinee performances for school districts across the state.
"The Rep's focus on kids fits perfectly with the purpose of the Century Fund" Kolb said. "The Century Fund is all about the future - the next 100 years - and planting seeds today which will make our world of tomorrow a better place."
The Barber Law Firm Century Fund, founded in 2010 in celebration of the firm's 100th anniversary, is a major endowment focused on the future. It is designed to give back to the communities the firm serves for the next 100 years. The fund will spin off approximately $8 million in charitable contributions over the next century with total annual distributions of approximately $250,000 by 2110.
Each year, the fund will distribute a portion of its annual earnings to a designated charitable partner. The Arkansas Children's Hospital Diabetes Research Working Group received the fund's inaugural contribution in 2010. Last year, the contribution went to Centers for Youth & Families.
(Source: Barber Law Firm)