First Fed Bank recently announced that in honor of its 100th anniversary and Centrum’s 50th anniversary, the bank would be making a five-year, $50,000 commitment to the arts organization.
The funding will help pay for programs and scholarships for participants.
“We take great pride in commemorating the remarkable 50-year journey of Centrum and celebrating their unwavering commitment to delivering world-class creative arts experiences for individuals of all ages,” said Cindy Finnie, First Fed board chair. “Their dedication to arts, education, and residencies has played a pivotal role in nurturing and enriching the arts in our communities.”
Centrum’s mission is to foster creative arts experiences that help change lives. Created as a center for lifelong learning in 1974, it provides a partnership between the Washington State Parks, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the State Arts Commission to present and honor traditional and evolving arts.
The gift also helped launch the “Centrum Circle,” which recognizes donors who commit $1,000 or more for the next three to five years.
First Fed has donated over $8 million to non-profit organizations in the last seven years, and employees volunteered over 6,800 hours in 2022.