The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County recently received a $9,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. Rick Jiran, vice president of community relations for Duke Energy South Carolina, presented the check to FAC Executive Director Kristin Cobb during the Arts Arising program last month.
Through its grants, the Duke Energy Foundation supports local non-profits who make a contribution to the communities in which they live through programs, services and the economic impact they have on the community in which they serve. The FAC is a proven contributor to the community’s economic development by keeping a vibrant culture for residents and tourists to the area.
“The arts open a window to the world for our communities,” Jiran said. “This is why we invest in organizations and initiatives that provide access to and encourage an appreciation of the arts and culture.”
For more than 100 years, Duke Energy has served its communities through charitable giving and employee volunteerism. The company believes the decisions made today will determine their long-term prospects as a company. One of those decisions is to ensure their communities have the resources and support they require to thrive, both now and well into the future. Duke believes in building upon this legacy and making a lasting impact, Jiran said.
For more information about the FAC call 425-7676, extension 300 or visit the FAC website at www.fineartscenter.org. The FAC’s box office hours, at 810 Lyttleton St. in Camden, are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the city of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.