WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley Medical Center has contributed $100,000 to the Wenatchee Valley College Center for Music and Art fundraising campaign.
This is the second-largest gift to the campaign, according to campaign chairman Dan Jackson.
In recognition, the student art gallery will be named in honor of the medical center.
The funds, to be paid over five years, will be matched by the college foundation with funds from the Morris Trust.
The cooperative nature of the property exchange between the Wenatchee School District and the college, which allows the project to proceed, was a deciding point for the funding, said Dr. David Weber, chief executive officer for the medical center.
“Not only will the college music and art students have a facility that better fits their needs and is connected to the rest of the campus, the school district will have a building it can use for its WestSide High School,” Weber said in a news release.
The largest single gift to the campaign is a commitment of $1 million from the Icicle Fund of Leavenworth.
Last month foundation officials said they needed an additional $520,000 to reach the $6.6 million goal.
The campaign steering committee is planning music and arts events to support the campaign and raise awareness of the 29,000-square-foot facility, which will be occupied in the winter of 2012-13. The first event is scheduled for Sept. 30 with jazz vocalist Suzanne MacPherson.
For more information, call the college foundation at 682-6410.
Dee Riggs: 664-7147