Morgans Pledge Matching Funds for Centennial Station Arts Center
Ann and Jim Morgan long have supported the High Point Arts Council.
Jim has been a past chairman and two-time United Arts Fund Drive chairman, and now heads the Capital Campaign for the Centennial Station Arts Center.
Before 2012, High Point was the only major city in North Carolina that did not have an arts facility. That year the Arts Council purchased what now is known as the Centennial Station Arts Center – the first permanent home for the arts in High Point.
The Morgans believe that the arts can change the lives of people who participate in theatre, music, dance and all that the arts have to offer. They believe it helps with the self-confidence of a person, teaches them teamwork, instills in them discipline, and overall creates a well-rounded person.
The Morgans also are very passionate about paying off the mortgage on the Centennial Station Arts Center so that the Arts Council can focus more on arts programming.
Ann and Jim, who previously made a $51,000 investment in the Arts Center, now are making a matching challenge gift of up to $50,000 in order to pay off the note and have monies in reserve for future repairs.
“We hope that this challenge gift will help to inspire others to give because when a donation is given the money is doubled and we hope to pay the building off very quickly,” the Morgans said.
If you would like to donate please forward a check made payable to the High Point Arts Council, Capital Fund, and send to the following address:
High Point Arts Council
121 S. Centennial St.
High Point, NC 27260