News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 16, 2013

Company invests in Indiana State theater

The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — The Indiana State University Foundation recently announced that Bison Financial Group has made a charitable gift in support of Crossroads Repertory Theater. The company’s gift supports the summer theater program at Indiana State and will provide 100 tickets for alumni, faculty, staff and friends to see the June 29 performance of “Suds.”

“A professional theater experience is one that usually means traveling a long distance to enjoy. The fact that Terre Haute offers one right in the city makes Terre Haute a great place for businesses to be built and families to share in unique experiences.” Sherry McFadden, chair of the ISU Department of Theater and producing director of Crossroads Repertory Theater, said.

McFadden understands that philanthropic support is important to producing the summer theater program.

“Sponsorships help us pay the ever increasing costs of materials needed for quality theater as well as underscoring the support of the community,” she said.

The gift is part of the Vibrant Community Program at Bison, which encourages company employees to be active in their communities.   

“Bison has made a commitment of reaching out to the communities that we serve in order to assist not-for profits in the area of the arts and children's education to provide quality programs,” said Ken Warner, senior vice president and Terre Haute market director for Bison.

Crossroads Repertory Theater is a gem for the Wabash Valley, Warner said. Bison’s gift aims ad helping to promote the program to the community. The company has completed a similar initiative with the Terre Haute Symphony that yielded positive results.

“We are extremely pleased to be partners with the ISU Foundation and Crossroads Repertory Theater for this season,” he added.

The June 29 performance of “Suds” begins at 7:30 p.m. in the New Theater on the Indiana State University campus. The “Suds” tickets donated by Bison are available to the first 100 reservations. To secure tickets contact the ISU Foundation at 812-514-8400.