April 23, 2010 (Charlotte, N.C.) — The Campaign for Cultural Facilities, an $83 million private endowment campaign to support new and renovated cultural facilities in Charlotte, has successfully reached its goal thanks to a generous gift of $15 million from The Leon Levine Foundation and a $5 million gift in honor of Sandra and Leon Levine from Duke Energy.
Wells Fargo & Company will rename the Wells Fargo Cultural Campus, home to Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, John S. and James L. Knight Theater and Mint Museum, The Levine Center for the Arts in honor of Sandra and Leon Levine’s generosity,
“We are proud to be part of this collaborative effort,” said Leon Levine, chairman of The Leon Levine Foundation. “It has required the hard work of multiple committees and task forces representing business, government and nonprofits. I’m confident that this cultural Center will be the envy of other cities and a model for future generations of Charlotteans.”
Duke Energy’s $5 million gift to honor Sandra and Leon Levine follows a $5 million contribution the company made to the Cultural Facilities Campaign when the campaign was launched in October 2006.
“I am inspired by the generosity of Sandra and Leon Levine,” said Duke Energy Chairman, President and CEO and Cultural Facilities Campaign Co-chair James E. Rogers. “To honor their commitment to this community, Duke Energy is proud to provide a $5 million gift in their name. The completion of this campaign was a critical step to securing the resources needed for these cultural organizations and reminds everyone that Charlotte gets things done.”
The Campaign for Cultural Facilities supports the first phase of cultural projects in the Cultural Facilities Master Plan, a 25-year vision for cultural facility development across Charlotte-Mecklenburg led by the Arts & Science Council (ASC).
To find out more visit: http://www.artsandscience.org/