Mount Vernon Mayor Bud Norris pledges significant donation to Lincoln Theatre Center Foundation
Community controversy over the related event necessitates explanation from the organization’s leadership:
During the end of August, Mayor Bud Norris of Mount Vernon came to the Lincoln Theatre and asked to see Sandy Dixon, board president and Interim Director of the Theatre at that time. Mayor Norris asked Ms. Dixon if she would be willing to accept a donation on behalf of the Theatre from monies to be realized from a program at McIntyre Hall featuring Glenn Beck. Ms. Dixon told the Mayor that the theatre has no history of discriminating among contributors and that yes, it would accept a donation.
The Theatre Board is aware that Mr. Beck's views are controversial, and that many members of the community find them offensive. However, as a nonprofit organization for the benefit of the public, the Lincoln Theatre receives a variety of support from individuals and organizations on all sides of every issue. Accepting a contribution from any legal source is never an indication that the Lincoln’s Board of Directors, Staff or Volunteers share the personal views of the donor.
For further information, please contact Thomas Mayes, Executive Director, or Sandy Dixon, President of the Board, at (360) 419-7129, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lincoln Theatre Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates the historic Lincoln Theatre in downtown Mount Vernon, Washington. The Theatre, built in 1926, presents over 375 public events per year. The mission of the organization is “to entertain, inform and inspire our diverse community through Cinema, Live Performance and Educational Programs while preserving the historic Lincoln Theatre.”
Thomas Mayes, Executive Director
Sandy Dixon, President of the Board
Lincoln Theatre Center Foundation