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October 2010

Mary Eddy Jones Signature Gift Presented to OCCC


Mary Eddy Jones
OCCC student-pianist played for guests at the Mary Eddy Jones Signature Gift Presentation.

Talented student-artists in the fields of music, painting and sketch drawing joined members of the OCCC Board of Regents, faculty and staff for the presentation of the Mary Eddy Jones Signature Gift from the Fred Jones Family Foundation for the OCCC Performing Arts Theater. Named after the family’s matriarch, the $50,000 donation was accepted during a reception in the Visual and Performing Arts Center Gallery.

The Mary Eddy Jones Signature Gift will go toward the capital campaign to construct the OCCC Performing Arts Theater.

The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the $16 million theater was held Oct. 7. The theater is set to open in the spring of 2013. The only facility of its kind between downtown Oklahoma City and Norman, the OCCC Performing Arts Theater will serve as a 1,000 seat multipurpose performing arts venue hosting major cultural and entertainment events.

OCCC students have committed $8 million through student fees with additional funding for the $16 million theater project provided through gifts from various foundations and individual donors as well as college capital resources.

To learn more about the Fred Jones Family Foundation, please visit www.fredjonesfamilyfoundation.com.

For more information on the new OCCC Performing Arts Theater, please visit www.occc.edu/arts.

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