CARTERET – Almost $ 2 million was raised in charitable donations for the Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center, the cornerstone of the borough’s arts district.
United Roosevelt Savings Bank (USRB) won naming rights for the venue for the next decade with a $ 1 million donation following nationwide search and tender, the Carteret business partnership announced .
The naming rights were announced just days before the grand opening gala concert on December 4 at 46 Washington St., featuring New Jersey’s hometown Hall of Famers The Smithereens.
Mayor Daniel J. Reiman was scheduled to lead a state-of-the-art site tour Monday, which includes stage, sound and lighting, set, equipment, basement and roof, and event spaces.
The bank, established in 1914, is located on Cooke Avenue, right next to the Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center.
“This significant million dollar donation to the Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center shows URSB’s dedication to the arts and its support for all that makes Carteret a great place to live, work and raise a family,” said said Board Chairman Vinnie Bellino.
Kenneth R. Totten, President and CEO of United Roosevelt Savings Bank, said the bank is proud to serve as a cornerstone of the Carteret community and to support the programs, shows and opportunities offered by the Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center.
“On behalf of our customers, employees and neighbors, we are proud to name this incredible venue URSB Center for Performing Arts and Events Carteret, and look forward to the many events to come. “
“We are pleased to see that our in-depth search for a naming rights donor has finally brought us closer to home with URSB, a company that has been a member of our community for over 100 years,” said Mark Hruska, Director Executive of Carteret Business Partnership.
Other donors included Amazon, which provided $ 250,000, the Frank Visceglia family and Crow Holdings.
Donations will be deposited into a fund for general repairs, maintenance and other operating expenses. Program-specific funds, like the Amazon donation, will be used for educational programs for young people, including the “Master Class in the Arts” series, which will be open to students at Carteret Middle School and Carteret High School.
The Carteret Business Partnership was the designated developer to construct the site and oversee the operations of the center. The facility is managed by Comcast Spectra, which is responsible for booking, ticket sales, project management, marketing, business development, supplier relations, sponsorship sales and contract negotiations.
Sponsorship opportunities remain at various levels.
Additional information and sponsorships can be obtained by visiting CarteretPAC.com, calling 888-541-2722 or emailing [email protected]
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