APAC center receives donation


Troy Foundation and Robinson Foundation pledge $285,000

TROY — The APAC Committee has announced the The Troy Foundation and The Robinson Foundation have pledged a $285,000 charitable contribution to build the Arbogast Performing Arts Center (APAC), a 1,200-seat auditorium to be located on the Troy Christian Schools’ campus on Dorset Road.

Both the Robinson and Troy Foundation have generously supported the Troy and Miami Valley region for decades investing in building stronger and better communities for families, schools and businesses.

The Robinson Foundation and Troy Foundation join major charitable supporters, Dave and Linda Arbogast, Premier Health — Upper Valley Medical Center, and Emerson in the $5.5 million fundraising campaign to build the APAC. To date, more than $4.4 million has been raised including this gift from the foundations.

The APAC will serve the Upper Miami Valley communities with a broad range of performing and visual arts, expanded educational programs, entertainment, special events, and regional productions and programs. The venue is being designed to create a positive and cultural impact by providing a variety of opportunities for residents in the Upper Miami Valley region to gather, learn and be inspired.

“With the extraordinary generosity of our community, the APAC will become a central venue to support and develop cultural and educational activities throughout the region,” said Troy mayor, and APAC campaign committee member, Mike Beamish.

The target is to complete the fundraising campaign by December 2018, with groundbreaking slated for the spring/summer of 2019. The campaign will be paid by private gifts and grants, with pledges completed over a three to five-year timeframe.

For more information about making a charitable contribution to the APAC or to learn more, call 339-5692 or visit arbogastpac.com.

Troy Foundation and Robinson Foundation pledge $285,000