Tupperware Brands has pledged $500,000 to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts project — the second big gift the arts center has announced in a week. Last week Marc and Sharon Hagle promised the project $1.5 million, on top of a $1 million gift they made in 2007.
Tupperware also already pledged $1 million toward the center’s construction. Chairman and CEO Rick Goings also challenged other local corporations to step up and make major gifts.
Here’s the official word:
Orlando’s performing-arts center project has just announced a new $1.5 million gift from Marc and Sharon Hagle, who already gave DPAC $1 million in 2007.
Best thing about the gift? It’s dedicated toward the acoustic theater, meant to be home to the Orlando Philharmonic and the Orlando Ballet. That’s good news to members of the Orlando arts community, who have fretted that their needs were not being met with the planned construction first of an amplified hall for touring Broadway shows and popular music.