MasterCard to support arts programming, venues at Sonoma State University

Posted on: July 19, 2012

In Wednesday’s (7/18) Examiner (San Francisco), Sean Martinfield reports, “MasterCard and Sonoma State University today announced details of a long-term relationship in support of the performing arts. Under this relationship, MasterCard will become the title sponsor of the annual MasterCard Performance Series. The company will also support the building of an outdoor pavilion for music and dance at the Green Music Center, adjoining the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall.” The Green Music Center will also be the primary performance venue of the Santa Rosa Symphony. “On Tuesday evening, July 17th, the Board of Trustees of the California State University approved naming rights for the outdoor venue, to be called the MasterCard Performing Arts Pavilion. This is the first corporate partnership of its kind for the campus. … As part of the relationship, Sonoma State University and MasterCard will work together to offer a student internship program in the field of entertainment and sponsorship management. Additionally, MasterCard will work with Sonoma State University to provide financial literacy programs or tools for the university’s students. … Located on the picturesque Sonoma State University campus in the heart of California’s Sonoma wine region, Weill Hall officially opens Saturday, September 29th with an Opening Night concert featuring Chinese piano sensation Lang Lang.”

Posted July 19, 2012