DARKE COUNTY — Darke County Center for the Arts recognized the Harry D. Stephens Memorial Trust Fund for its contributions to DCCA’s 2015-16 Voices season, helping DCCA encourage cultural enrichment in the community.
“DCCA counts itself very fortunate to be in a community that values the arts, and is sincerely thankful for the generosity of the Harry D. Stephens Memorial Trust Fund and its commitment to enhancing the quality of life in our community through the arts,” said DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan.
The generous ongoing support from the Stephens Memorial has contributed greatly to the arts organization’s ability to continue bringing high quality performing artists to the community. The Stephens Memorial helps underwrite all DCCA programs – Artist Series which brings world class artists to St. Clair Memorial Hall; Family Theatre Series which presents, at a very reasonable ticket price, theatrical productions based on classic children’s literature; Coffee House Series which takes patrons to smaller venues throughout the county for a more intimate arts experience; and Arts In Education which takes artists to the audience, presenting performances to all grade levels in each local school district.
Over the past 25 years the Harry D. Stephens Memorial Trust Fund has distributed over $1.5 million to the benefit of Greenville area residents. Mr. Stephens’ generous contribution to the residents of the Greenville area is in harmony with his lifetime of service and dedication and will enhance the community well into the future.
Distributions from the Harry D. Stephens Memorial Trust Fund are made in June and December each year and only the interest income from the fund can be distributed for charitable, educational, scientific, literary and/or religious purposes. Current Trust Fund Committee members include Dianna Wagner (President), Jennifer Bish, Dr. Michael Fourman, Alan Greiner, and Becky Jenkinson.