Barbara Sexton Smith and Steve Trager of Republic Bank

The Shelby County Community Theatre fully funded the first project on the new Fund for the Arts crowdsourcing website The project entitled “Facelift for our Lobby” reached their fundraising goal of $5,063.00 at 8:00pm on the first day of the website’s launch.

Funding for the project came in part from a community fundraising gala held at the theatre where donors watched their donations accumulate live on a large screen during the event. “We are thrilled to be the first project funded!” said Shelby County Community Theatre board president Cheryl Van Stockum “With the matching funds made available to us from Republic Bank, donors were eager to give.”

The project was sponsored by Republic Bank and Associates, who matched every dollar donated to the project giving in total $2,531.50 to the Shelby County Community Theatre. “We are so proud to be able to make a donation for the Fund for the Arts, through power2give,” said Republic Bank CEO Steve Trager. “We are especially excited to know that every dollar we donate is going to be matched, dramatically increasing their impact. As one of Kentucky’s largest locally-owned community banks we are excited to give back through a charitable donation platform that is as innovative, and effective, as power2give.”

This is the first of many projects that will benefit from the generosity of donors like you and support from Republic Bank.

Republic Bank will give $100,000 in matching funds to projects posted on power2give over the next 3 years.  The Fund for the Arts would like to take a moment to thank Republic Bank and Associates for their generous gift.   Proving every step of the way that they were here for us yesterday, they are here for us today, and they will be here for us tomorrow!

Thank you Republic Bank!

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