NV Energy Honored for Support of Nevada Artists

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Poetry Out Loud winner Dominique Groffman.
Poetry Out Loud winner Dominique Groffman.

A national arts organization, Americans for the Arts, has chosen NV Energy as one of the most active supporters of community arts.

The selection was made as part of the Business Committee for the Arts and it only honors 10 U.S. companies a year. NV Energy is the first Nevada business to receive this recognition, in part for the NV Energy Foundation.

“The Nevada Arts Council submitted this nomination because the Nevada Arts Council and NV Energy and the NV Energy Foundation are committed to ensuring that Nevada remains rich in arts,” said Susan Boskoff, executive director of the Nevada Arts Council. “We mutually believe that the arts are absolutely essential to the wellbeing of our state – creating vibrant communities, diversifying local economies and providing our children a complete education.

“For example, with the support of NV Energy and the NV Energy Foundation, sponsorship of our statewide Poetry Out Loud Program ensures that high school-aged students in every county have the opportunity to participate in this remarkable initiative.”

“At NV Energy we believe the arts are essential to the quality of life for all Nevadans wherever they live,” said Paul Caudill, NV Energy president and CEO.

Arts organizations NV Energy and the NV Energy Foundation have recently supported include:

  • Artown
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley and Truckee Meadows
  • Discovery Children’s Museum in Las Vegas
  • Genoa Cowboy Poetry Festival
  • Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
  • Nevada Ballet Theatre
  • Reno Chamber Orchestra
  • Washo Tribe’s Stewart Father’s Day Powwow
  • Yerington Theatre for the Arts
  • and many more.

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