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Envista Cares Challenge highlights the Jayhawk Theatre

Envista Credit Union has announced that it will highlight the Jayhawk Theatre through the Envista Cares Challenge during the month of February. All month, Envista will provide the Jayhawk Theatre with a media package that is valued at $10,000. In addition, Envista is challenging the community to give to the Jayhawk Theatre. For every dollar given to the organization during the month of February, Envista will match up to $2,500. Giving can be done online at www.envistacares.com.

“The Jayhawk Theatre project is taking flight. As part of downtown Topeka’s dynamic core, a restored Jayhawk will add vibrancy to our emerging art and entertainment community. We are creating a professional arts venue where we can celebrate Topeka; bringing film, live music, comedy, dance and more,” said Jeff Carson, Board President of the Jayhawk Theatre. “The Jayhawk Theatre will be an economic engine for Topeka, generating over $1.5 million in annual economic impact. We will improve quality of life here in Topeka, and will help Topeka be a more competitive work environment for recruitment and retention of the area workforce. We will also become a leading tourist destination for Topeka, with many patrons spending out of town dollars on food, shopping and hotels. The goal is to create awareness, excitement and energy about the project.”

“We are excited and proud to partner with the Jayhawk Theatre and help them in their efforts to improve the landscape of our community by sharing their story and helping encourage others to give,” said Tara Dimick, Chief Business Development Officer of Envista.

Dimick said Envista Credit Union’s mission is to help members achieve their financial goals by providing quality products and services. Envista is a full-service financial institution established in 1957 that has more than $395 million in assets and serves more than 43,000 Kansans with offices in Topeka, Lawrence and Hutchinson. For more information about Envista visit www.envistacu.com.

The Jayhawk Theatre is owned and operated by the members of the board of the Historic Jayhawk Theatre, Inc., a 501(c3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to preserve, rehabilitate, restore, maintain and operate the Jayhawk Theatre, the last remaining historic theatre in Topeka. With a mission to celebrate Topeka’s rich entertainment past and enhance modern day Topeka’s quality of life by providing a venue for cultural arts, business, community and education activities. For more information visit www.jayhawktheatre.org.

 

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