Planters Bank received the 2018 President’s Award, given for outstanding service to the Bologna Performing Arts Center.
The Bologna Performing Arts Center recently announced Planters Bank and Trust Company as the 2018 recipient of the President’s Award, the highest honor given for outstanding service to the BPAC.
Delta State University President William N. LaForge presented the award May 22 at a special event on the theater’s stage.
“Our good friends at Planters Bank have been staunch supporters of the Bologna Performing Arts Center since its inception,” said LaForge. “Over the years, the bank’s engagement and generosity have helped the BPAC develop a strong programming component that adds so much to the culture of the Delta. Planters Bank is a remarkable exemplar of what it means to be a strong corporate supporter of the arts and community activities. Delta State is very grateful to Planters Bank for its unwavering support, and it is our pleasure to recognize the bank with the 2018 President’s Award.”
The award is given by Delta State’s president to those who have contributed their expertise, insights and energy to promote the arts for the enrichment of the Delta in special ways. The award is the BPAC’s highest honor. Acknowledgement is made through a unique award modeled after architectural details of the BPAC façade, which are covered in gold leaf.
Planters Bank is the first business to receive the award.
Founded almost 100 years ago in Ruleville and headquartered in Indianola, and with branches across the region, Planters Bank is an independent community bank with a strong focus on the Delta. The bank has been a strong supporter of Delta State, including the athletics program and various departments across campus.
Particularly notable is their consistent and continued support to the BPAC. Since the center’s construction in 1995, Planters Bank has supported the BPAC’s performances, the Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Program, and year-round education programs such as the Juliet Kossman Arts Pass.
A multidisciplinary facility, the BPAC presents an annual season of national and international touring productions in addition to hosting university and community events. The new 2018-19 lineup will be announced June 1.
To learn more about the BPAC, visit www.bolognapac.com or stop by the center.