Duke Energy Foundation donates $15,000 to Chapman Cultural Center

The Duke Energy Foundation has made a $15,000 gift to Chapman Cultural Center to support arts and science education in Spartanburg County.

“The arts give students a window to the world,” said Mike Wilson, district manager for Duke Energy in Spartanburg. “The arts are also a driving force in economic development, which changes the landscape of a community. The skills learned at Chapman Cultural Center serve our children now and will serve our industry and community for generations to come.”

Chapman Cultural CenterDuke Energy has been a longtime supporter of the arts in Spartanburg, according to Jennifer Evins, president and CEO of the Chapman Cultural Center. “It is important to us that industry leaders like Duke Energy make a commitment to our work and the advancement of our mission. Through their generous support, we can continue to provide creative expression and educational discovery to students through our Advantage: Arts and Science program.”

Chapman Cultural Center is where eight cultural organizations “co-locate” to serve the people of Upstate South Carolina. Here, visitors come together to discover, experience and celebrate history, science and the visual and performing arts all in one place.

Chapman Cultural Center serves nearly 48,000 students and teachers in Spartanburg County yearly with award-winning and innovative arts and science education programming that cultivates and celebrates a child’s personal creativity and imaginative problem-solving skills. These multifaceted programs serve students in all seven school districts and private schools of Spartanburg County, giving all children an arts and science advantage.

Pictured, left to right: Jennifer Evins, Mike Wilson and Epsie Coleman (annual giving director, Chapman Cultural Center)

Via: Chapman Cultural Center