In an announcement Thursday at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Business Roundtable Lunch, Hecla Greens Creek spokesman Ron Plantz said the mining company is donating $2,000 to Juneau Jazz & Classics.
Platz presented an oversized check to Linda Rosenthal, founder and executive director of Juneau Jazz & Classics and her production manager, Jessalynn Rintala.
The donation, Platz said, is “an important part of being a good corporate member of the community.”
Platz said if you’ve ever heard a miner sing along with jazz, you’ll know why the mine donates to “professionals” to come to Juneau and perform.
“What we are going to do with this donation is put on a fabulous festival,” Rosenthal said.
Juneau Jazz & Classics is holding its annual 2012 Festival! May 4-19. The family-friendly event offers concerts, music cruises and workshops over two weeks, according to the organization’s website. This is the festival’s 26th year.
Rosenthal said the donation also goes to help keep traveling artists in Juneau after their concerts to work with students in Juneau’s schools.
Though the program is a bit behind the scenes, she said, “It is just absolutely core to our program.”
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Hecla Greens Creek spokesman Ron Plantz presents an oversized check to Linda Rosenthal, founder and executive director of Juneau Jazz & Classics and her production manager, Jessalynn Rintala for the amount of $2,000 at Juneau Chamber of Commerce Business Roundtable Lunch on Thursday.