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Schnitzer CARE Foundation Grant Aids Reed’s Performing Arts Building

The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation has awarded Reed College with a $50,000 grant toward the completion of its performing arts building. The grant pushes Reed over $13 million towards its $14 million fundraising goal for the building. Construction is on schedule for an August 2013 opening, in time to begin use for the fall semester.

At 78,000 square feet, the performing arts building will be second largest structure on campus behind the Hauser Library. It will house two theatres, rehearsal space, classrooms, performance labs and faculty offices for theatre, dance, and music. Combining the performing arts disciplines into one space is intended to encourage greater cross-discipline collaboration.

"Performing arts are an important part of a Reed education," said President John R. Kroger. "The Schnitzer grant will advance the profile of our performing arts programs, and the new performance spaces will create opportunities for collaboration with Portland arts organizations. We appreciate this generous support."

The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. The foundation's principal purpose is to assist with Jewish, cultural, youth, education, medical, social service, and community activities.