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Celebrate Smith!

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Thursday, September 20 at 6:00 PM
Cracker Factory

Celebrate Smith! is an opportunity for Smith Center for the Arts supporters to celebrate the past year and help fund quality programming, cultural enrichment and educational outreach to the community.  Celebrate Smith! also recognizes an individual or entity that has made outstanding contributions to the Smith Center for the Arts and its historic theater, the Smith Opera House, as well as to the Geneva community at large.

The Smith this year will honor Hancock Estabrook attorney Wendy A. Marsh at its annual Celebrate Smith! Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 20. The reception will start at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. at The Cracker Factory at 35 Lehigh St. in Geneva.

As a board member from 2006 to 2016, a past chair and an on-going volunteer, Marsh has been a major contributor to the theater’s revitalization. She currently leads The Smith’s Building Committee, a group that oversees major grant-funded construction projects. She has helped The Smith navigate past state awards that brought the historic Opera House its air conditioning, new movie screen, stage rigging and many other capital upgrades. Her work in securing and implementing state grant funds has been critical in The Smith’s current construction project of renovating patron bathrooms and artist dressing rooms.  

Marsh’s law firm, Hancock Estabrook, has also routinely provided financial and administrative support to The Smith, providing assistance navigating the many requirements of grant application and administration. The firm is a lead sponsor of the Medley on Linden, one of The Smith’s major fundraising efforts.

Major sponsorship of 2018’s Celebrate Smith! is provided by Sodexo, Hobart and William Smith’s dining service company. Sodexo will also cater the event. Additional sponsors include In House Design, The Cracker Factory and Hancock Estabrook.

Tickets for Celebrate Smith! are $100 per person. A sponsorship table for eight is $1,000. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased at the Smith Box Office by phone or in person during box office hours. (Tickets are not available online).

Tickets:$100 per person, sponsorship tables are $1,000 (and seat 8)