The UCF School of Performing Arts is pleased to announce that CFE Federal Credit Union and FAIRWINDS Credit Union are supporting Theatre UCF as joint sponsors of the 2017-18 season.
This sponsorship will help diversify the school’s theatre programming by introducing students to different genres, and new as well as classical works. It will also help expand casting opportunities so that more students can participate in the season’s shows.
“CFE believes in the power of education, both in and out of the classroom,” says Kevin Miller, President and CEO of CFE Federal Credit Union. “Theatre UCF provides a positive environment for students to learn and work together in meaningful ways. By investing in arts education and finding ways to combine our impact through this unique partnership between credit unions, we can support creativity and collaboration among our students on a larger scale.”
“FAIRWINDS Credit Union is proud of its long history of partnership with UCF,” says Larry Tobin, President/CEO of FAIRWINDS Credit Union. “We can think of no better way to demonstrate the promise of America’s Partnership University than to combine forces, in the spirit of cooperation, on an investment that will have a lasting impact on Theatre UCF and its students.”
“At the College of Arts and Humanities, we strongly believe in a culture of collaboration,” says Jeff Moore, dean of the UCF College of Arts and Humanities. “FAIRWINDS and CFE are leading the way by demonstrating to our students that together we can do more.”
The Theatre UCF season includes eight productions:
- The Lion in Winter by James Goldman, June 8-18
- Seminar by Theresa Rebeck, June 29-July 9 and August 24-27
- Iphigenia and Other Daughters adapted by Ellen McLaughlin, September 14-24
- Of Thee I Sing by George Kaufman, Maury Ryskind, and George and Ira Gershwin , October 12-22
- An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, November 9-19
- Pentecost by David Edgar, January 25-February 4
- The Day Before Yesterday by Israel Horowitz, February 22-March 4
- Bernarda Alba by Michael John LaChiusa, March 22-31
Founded in 1937 by 23 educators, CFE Federal Credit Union serves more than 149,000 members. With over $1.7 billion in total assets, CFE offers its members an array of financial products and services at 22 full-service branches, six high school branches, and more than 40 ATMs. Anyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers, or attends school in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake Counties may become a member. Qualified businesses and other entities may join as well. Immediate family members are automatically eligible to join. Immediate family members include parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses, and stepparents. CFE is the Official Financial Institution of the UCF Knights and owns the naming rights to the CFE Arena on the University of Central Florida campus. CFE is the Preferred Credit Union for Seminole State College. CFE ranked in the top twenty for mid-size companies (100 to 499 employees) in the Orlando Sentinel’s 2015 Top 100 Companies for Working Families. CFE was named Community Champion in 2014 and the Healthiest Workplace in 2016 by the Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families. www.mycfe.com
FAIRWINDS Credit Union, headed by President/CEO Larry Tobin, is one of the largest financial institutions based in Central Florida, with assets of more than $2 billion, 176,000 members and 500+ employees. The financial cooperative established in 1949 is http://theatre.cah.ucf.edu/open to anyone living or working in Central Florida. For more information, visit www.fairwinds.org.