Mason Gross receives arts leadership award at State Theatre gala

Dean Stauffer with Michael Feinstein and State Theatre CEO Mark Jones
Dean Stauffer, second from left, at the gala

The Mason Gross School of the Arts received the State Theatre Leadership Award in the Arts on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the State Theatre’s 24th Annual Benefit Gala in New Brunswick. The gala featured singer and pianist Michael Feinstein (pictured, second from right) at the State Theatre and a dinner dance at The Heldrich.

According to State Theatre representatives, the State Theatre Leadership Award in the Arts is presented to a person or organization making a significant contribution to the performing arts in New Brunswick and New Jersey.

“The Mason Gross School of the Arts has been an essential partner with the State Theatre in the arts renaissance that anchors New Brunswick’s community renewal,” says Mark W. Jones, State Theatre President & CEO. “Dean Stauffer and the Mason Gross faculty are rich and incomparable resources that help drive the State’s artistic quality, community service and program expansion. Dean Stauffer and his faculty provide sources of inspiration, collegiality, developed sensibilities, wisdom and generous hearts to me and the State Theatre staff and Board of Trustees as we fight the good fight to make the arts an essential part of every American's life.”

Posted May 2012