F&M Trust commits $25,000 to Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

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F&M Trust recently committed $25,000 to Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. The bank’s contribution will be used to support the ballet company’s $5.95 million capital expansion project. The project updates and modernizes the school’s current facility and accommodates its growing enrollment demands.

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Pictured left to right: David Zimmerman, vice president, senior relationship manager, F&M Trust; Melissa McGowan, community office manager, F&M Trust; Nicholas Ade, CEO, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet; Asheleigh Forsburg, director of development, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet; Christian Merritt, vice president, investment & trust services market manager, F&M Trust; Paulo Oliveira, capital region market manager, F&M TrusT. (Submitted photo)

“F&M Trust is pleased to support Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet – an institution that enables students to collaborate and learn alongside world-renowned talent right here in Central Pennsylvania,” said Tim Henry, president and CEO of F&M Trust. “This donation speaks to the bank’s long-standing commitment to culture and the arts, which enrich our communities. We look forward to seeing the many inspiring performances that are sure to come from Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.”

School’s Expansion Plans

The expansion project includes the addition of performance and studio spaces. Student study areas, bathrooms, dressing rooms and lounges will be upgraded. The school’s security system will be enhanced, and the administrative offices will be renovated.

“On behalf of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, we want to express our continued appreciation of F&M Trust. Their support and increased investments in our school is an example of their commitment to the community. Not only that, F&M Trust truly understands our impact on the children of Central Pennsylvania. We value our partnership and are grateful for their shared belief in Changing Lives Through Dance,” said Nicholas Ade, CEO of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.

F&M Trust and CPYB have enjoyed a multi-year relationship, during which F&M Trust has provided ongoing support to the school.  

Based in Carlisle, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is widely regarded as one of the leading ballet schools in the nation for pre-professional classical dance training. It is mentioned frequently along with the School of American Ballet in New York. 

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