Lake Shore Savings Bank back as Rockefeller Arts Center sponsor

Submitted Photo Daniel P. Reininga, center, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Lake Shore Savings Bank, presents a $12,000 sponsorship check to Jefferson Westwood, left, Director of the Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center and Tim Murphy, Director of Development for the Fredonia College Foundation. The 2019-20 season marks the 13th consecutive year Lake Shore Savings has been the season-wide sponsor for Rockefeller Arts Center.

As Rockefeller Arts Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia marks its 50th anniversary season in 2019-20, it will once again have the support of Lake Shore Savings Bank as the season-wide sponsor.

The Dunkirk-based financial institution has made a $12,000 commitment to support performing arts programs for the 2019-20 season — marking the 13th consecutive year Lake Shore Savings has held this important role.

Originally chartered in 1891, Lake Shore Savings has grown to include 11 branches through Chautauqua and Erie counties. Its corporate headquarters are located at 131 East Fourth St. in Dunkirk.

Lake Shore Savings Bank was the first-ever corporate sponsor for Rockefeller Arts Center and has long set the standard for corporate sponsorship in the local community.

Rockefeller’s 50th anniversary season gets under way on Friday, Sept. 20 with the “50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner” at 6 p.m in the Williams Center and the “50th Anniversary Gala Pops Concert” on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in King Concert Hall.

The dinner offers the opportunity to reminisce with friends and performers about some of the great performances and events over the last 50. Entree choices are sliced beef tenderloin with burgundy wine sauce, grilled salmon with dill sauce and vegetable lasagna with creamy pesto sauce. Proceeds benefit the Dallas K. Beal Community Access Fund. Reservations are due by Sept. 10.

The gala concert features 15 of the talented student singers who have graced the stages of Fredonia over the last 50 years and gone on to successful performing careers in Boston, Chicago, Nashville, Las Vegas, California and on Broadway — not to mention national tours. It will be a showcase of some of the most popular jazz standards and show tunes of all time.

Tickets for the dinner and concert are on sale through the Fredonia Campus Ticket Office in the Williams Center, by phone at 673-3501 and online at fredonia.edu/tickets.