Raleigh, NC, February 15, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Steve Parrott, president of Wake Education Partnership (http://www.wakeedpartnership.org/), has announced the sponsors for the 2013 Pieces of Gold student performance to be held at Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. Since 1983, Pieces of Gold has featured performances by more than 21,000 Wake County public school students from across the district as both an artistic showcase and fundraising benefit. PNC will serve as the 30th Anniversary Sponsor in honor of three decades of Pieces of Gold and will also support the remaining events held by Wake Education Partnership through the end of 2013.
Other Pieces of Gold sponsors include:
- Presenting Sponsors: Duke Energy, Golden Corral, MMI Public Relations, News & Observer.
- Gold Sponsors: Lifetouch, Medical Mutual Insurance Company of NC, M*Modal, Paragon Commercial Bank, Rex Healthcare, SAS, SunTrust Bank, Wells Fargo.
- Silver Sponsors: Allscripts, Bank of America, BB&T, Biogen Idec Foundation, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Davidson and Jones Construction Company, Drucker & Falk, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Time Warner Cable, WakeMed.
- Bronze Sponsors: Greene Resources, SalesPro Connect
- T-Shirt Sponsor: Applebee’s
- Print Sponsor: Large and Small Graphics
- Principals’ Reception Sponsor: Alfred Williams & Company
Proceeds from this year’s ticket sales will support the Teacher Leadership Grants and other programs of the Partnership’s Building Leaders initiative. Wake Education Partnership is organizing this year’s Pieces of Gold with the assistance of Wake County Public School System and the City of Raleigh Arts Commission.
“We sincerely appreciate the contributions of all of our sponsors for Pieces of Gold, several of whom have participated in the event multiple years,” said Parrott. “As we mark three decades of supporting arts education in our schools, we look forward to continued support from local area businesses.”
“PNC is dedicated to improving early childhood education in our communities, and through our Grow Up Great initiative, we fund innovative programs that provide meaningful progress in this regard,” said Paula Fryland, PNC regional president for Eastern Carolinas. “Our support of Wake Education Partnership helps us to achieve that mission here in Wake County.”
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The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant experience. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a $350 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.
About Wake Education Partnership:
Wake Education Partnership plays a critical role in helping business leaders, elected officials and educators work toward the common goal of increasing student performance measured against world-class standards. Through its Building Leaders initiative, the work of the Partnership is funded exclusively by investments from the business community and from individuals who want to help children excel in the classroom and succeed in life. For more information, please visit http://www.wakeedpartnership.org.
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