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Citizens Bank of Clovis pledges $60,000 to CCC Cultural Arts Series...

Citizens Bank of Clovis pledges $60,000 to CCC Cultural Arts Series

CLOVIS, NM - Citizens Bank of Clovis has pledged to support the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series with a commitment of $20,000 annually through the 2015-16 season.

A presenting sponsor and founding supporter of the series since its inception in 2000, Citizens Bank of Clovis chooses to support the series on the belief it benefits the community.

"We've been very impressed with the talent that has been brought in," said Citizens Bank of Clovis President Kent Carruthers. "It's enriching our community...We liked the concept of the program and wanted to get behind it financially."

Funded primarily through support of community entities, approximately 70 percent of the Series' revenue stems from sponsor donations and season ticket holders and strives only to meet expenses in order to continue offering quality and affordable entertainment to the community.

"The Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series mission is to provide diverse cultural programming of the highest quality by presenting international and regionally produced works to underserved audiences in eastern New Mexico communities," said Natalie Daggett, CCC director of resource development. "Audiences throughout New Mexico, West Texas, and visitors to our communities have experienced a kaleidoscope of world class performances that inspire, educate, and entertain."

The Series hosts as many as 13 events per season, which include performances and educational outreach activities, and reaches approximately 8,000 individuals. Showcasing a diverse palette, performances have included world class musicians, comedy acts, dance troupes, theatrical performances, and much more.

"Sponsors and Series ticket holders have helped keep ticket prices affordable and also assist in providing educational outreach activities for area students to experience the arts, a truly once in a lifetime opportunity that they may otherwise not receive," Daggett said. "Their amazing financial commitment to this program makes it possible to share the enjoyment of the arts with residents in the area, by making it affordable and accessible for all."

To learn more about becoming a sponsor, a Series ticket holder, or for general information about the Cultural Arts Series, visit www.clovis.edu/culturalarts, follow us on Facebook (Facebook/CulturalArtsSeries) or call Natalie Daggett at (575)769-4956.

Please direct media inquiries to:
Clovis Community College Resource Development Director Natalie Daggett 575-769-4956 or natalie.daggett@clovis.edu.