Rekha Skantharaja, our President and CEO, has just been added to the Board of Directors for the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation. This Sonoma-based nonprofit organization owns and operates the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.
When asked about her new appointment, Rekha said: “I attended LBC’s annual Art of Dessert fundraiser this year and was so moved by the musical performance of the Mariachi Ensemble. I picked up the flute at age 9 and it felt like magic—as the only Sri Lankan child in a predominantly Caucasian community, music and theater gave me an entry point to feel like I belonged. I saw myself in those children performing at LBC and I know the Center’s arts programs are creating self-esteem that will live with those kids for a lifetime. It is my honor to help in any way needed.”
Paul Wilcock, Board Chair of the foundation, said, “On behalf of the Board of Directors for Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, I welcome Rekha Schipper, a successful and accomplished professional in her field. We are honored to have a dedicated group of North Bay leaders who choose to bring their passion and expertise to help LBC grow our mission.”
About Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is home to world-class performances, nationally recognized education programs, contemporary visual art, and many popular events. The Arts Center is located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country and ranked among California’s top performing arts presenters. Together with its resident companies, the Center presents more than 230 performances in music, dance, theater, renowned speakers, and comedy; provides education programs serving 40,000 children and adults; and hosts more than 1,000 community events a year. Owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, the Center relies on charitable community donations to achieve its mission – to enrich, educate, and entertain.
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