More than $35M pledged for Tanger Center

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Private donations totaling an unprecedented $35.4 million-plus have been pledged to the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, thus surpassing a community challenge by the center’s namesake, The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro announced today.

The total raised as of today is $35,448,920.

“We are most appreciative of the unprecedented level of support for this critical project for our community,” said Kathy Manning, who is leading the private fundraising effort. “Time and again, individuals, families, foundations and businesses demonstrated their generosity to ensure we build the state-of-the-art facility that will help transform Greensboro. With this extraordinary show of support by the private sector, we are thrilled to move on to the next step – working with the city to get the performing arts center built.”

Fundraisers exceeded a $35-million community challenge made by Steven B. Tanger, president, chief executive officer and a director of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. On Sept. 9, shortly after fundraisers had pushed past $20 million in pledges, Tanger announced his own $7.5-million challenge pledge, contingent on fundraisers collecting a total of $35 million in private support.

Among the major gifts committed since Sept. 9 include:

  • VF Corporation: $1 million
  • Lincoln Financial Group: $500,000
  • Bank of North Carolina: $125,000

“I am very pleased that our community has dug deeply and generously to help us achieve my challenge goal of raising $35 million,” Tanger said. “This is an astonishing accomplishment, for which I congratulate the fundraising volunteers. Their diligent work, and the generosity of all of our donors, is making possible a watershed moment in the history of Greensboro. I am filled with gratitude and excited to see this project break ground in the coming months!”

The success of the private fundraising efforts has resulted in the biggest private-public partnership in Greensboro’s history. “It’s awe-inspiring to see the $35 million goal achieved,” Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan said. “We’re very appreciative of the residents and business leaders in Greensboro who have invested in this important project for our downtown.”

Ground is expected to be broken for the center next fall, with an anticipated opening in 2016. It will be located on land bordered by North Elm and East Lindsay streets and Summit Avenue.

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Private donors to the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts

(As of Dec. 31, 2013)

  • Anonymous (5)
  • Lindsey and Frank Auman
  • Bank of North Carolina
  • Caroline and Jim Barber
  • Bell Foundation
  • Jackie and Steve Bell
  • Denny Kelly and Lou Bouvier
  • Louise and Jim Brady
  • Mary Gay and Don Brady
  • Lewis Brandon
  • Betty and Joe Brantley
  • Cooper Brantley
  • Nancy and Frank Brenner
  • Drs. Dora and Bruce Brodie
  • Phyllis Brooks
  • Suejette and David Brown
  • Joe Bryan, Jr.
  • The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation of      Greater Greensboro
  • The Honorable Frank and Frances      Bullock
  • Lisa and Willie Bullock
  • Linda and Jim Carlisle
  • Carolina Bank
  • Mark and Janis Bush
  • Vanessa and Roy Carroll
  • Linda and Bill Cary
  • Joann and Bill Cassell
  • The Cemala Foundation
  • Jane and Suresh Chandra
  • CityView Apartments
  • Irene and Irv Cohen
  • Cole Family Foundation
  • Diane and Chip Compton
  • Elizabeth W. “Betty” Cone
  • Cone Mills Charitable Fund
  • Jean and Doug Copeland
  • Pat and Pete Cross
  • Paige and Will DuBose
  • The Ecolab Foundation
  • Cathy and Wes Elingburg
  • Kim and Erick Ellsweig
  • Brent and William Elmore
  • Dr. Gary and Ellen Fischer
  • Eva Jane Gorrell
  • Dr. Kim and Josh Gould
  • Ginger and Haynes Griffin
  • Nancy and Bernie Gutterman
  • The Honorable Kay and Chip Hagan
  • Mary and David Hagan
  • Melissa and Jerry Harrelson
  • Sherry and Bob Harris
  • Dr. Charles and Jeanne Hassell
  • Pam and Steve Hassenfelt
  • Donna and Robert Hodgman
  • Cherie and Hayes Holderness
  • Morgan and Jack Horner
  • Sara S. and George W. House
  • Jacqueline Humphrey
  • Rodna and David Hurewitz
  • Jill Wilson and Marc Isaacson
  • McKinley and Robert Johnson
  • Marcia and Orton Jones
  • Courtney and Bradley Kamlet
  • Tobee and Leonard Kaplan
  • Kathy Manning and Randall Kaplan
  • Milton Kern
  • Kathy and Eric Kraus
  • David Kriegsman
  • Ann and Bob Kroupa
  • Dr. Eugene S. and Gail M. LeBauer
  • Dr. Joe LeBauer
  • Dr. Sam and Joan LeBauer
  • Carol and Seymour Levin
  • Simone and Joel Liebling
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Ginni and Al Lineberry, Jr.
  • Laurie and Oliver Lloyd
  • Kathryn and Bobby Long
  • Lorillard, Inc.
  • Dr. John and Barbara Lusk
  • Kevin and Lynn MacDonald
  • Misty McCall
  • Jane McCallum
  • Trude and Tom McCarty
  • Caroline D. McCoy
  • Susan and Mackey McDonald
  • Madeline Bonneau McElveen
  • Matthew McKay
  • Debbie and Ken Miller
  • Madeline and Everette Mills
  • Victoria and Ron Milstein
  • Erin and Jim Molinaro
  • Morrisette Paper Co.
  • Susan and Joseph Nehmen
  • NewBridge Bank
  • Donna and Bob Newton
  • Patrick O’Rourke
  • Massimo Fantechi and Rodney Ouzts
  • Russell B. Parmele
  • Parrish and Jonathan Peddrick
  • Susan Petty
  • Gloria and Reid Phillips
  • Phillips Foundation
  • Elizabeth Quarrier
  • Kathryn Ramsey
  • Elizabeth and Matthew Rankin
  • Carol A. Rauch
  • Claudia Babb Reich
  • Jane and Royce Reynolds
  • Emilie and Arthur Samet
  • Sylvia and Norman Samet
  • Dabney and Walker Sanders
  • Sara Lee and Paul Saperstein
  • Rebecca and Mike Schlosser
  • Cindi and Jim Schrum
  • Brittany P. Semones
  • Joy and Steve Shavitz
  • Linda and Tom Sloan
  • Madeleine and Dixon Smith
  • Pat and Gordon Soenksen
  • Melanie Soles
  • William R. Soles, Jr.
  • Pam and David Sprinkle
  • Katherine Stern
  • Jennifer and Aaron Strasser
  • Steven B. Tanger
  • Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation
  • Laura and Chris Tew
  • Beth and Xan Tisdale
  • Toleo Foundation
  • Leslye and Marshall Tuck
  • The William B. Veazey Family
  • VF Corporation
  • Dr. Robert and Kim Wainer
  • Sarah and Jack Warmath
  • Rochelle Weiner
  • Jacalyn and Brantley White
  • Judy and Len White
  • Sue White
  • Sally and Ed Winslow
  • Patrick and Adrienne Woods
  • Lauren and David Worth
  • Zeist Foundation
  • Kaki and Ryan Zell
  • Ann and Ben Zuraw