Cohen & Grigsby Reaffirms its Support of Arts Community in Pittsburgh, Extends Partnership with Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Law Firm Renews Role as Presenting Sponsor for “Trust Presents” Serie
PITTSBURGH, PA – August 30, 2011 – Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and an office in Bonita Springs, FL, has once again demonstrated its support of the arts and cultural pursuits in the greater Pittsburgh region by renewing its partnership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The law firm will serve as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2011-12 “Trust Presents” series, a programming division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust that offers an eclectic selection of entertainment – from live music and comedy to dazzling dancers and world-famous artists. This is the fourth consecutive year that Cohen & Grigsby has served as the presenting sponsor of the series.
“Pittsburgh is in the midst of its third renaissance as we speak. While the region remains proud of its industrial heritage, our economy has redefined itself and has developed strong roots in education, health care and technology,” said Jack Elliott, president and CEO of Cohen & Grigsby. “For Pittsburgh to maintain its status as a desirable place to live and work, we need to be certain that the region also has a thriving, vibrant arts community. Our support of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is playing an important role in that endeavor, and we are proud to continue our partnership with them.”
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of Pittsburgh’s downtown Cultural District. The 2011-12 edition of the “Trust Presents” series includes more than 20 performances at both the Byham Theater and the Benedum Center downtown. Performances include music by The Temptations and the Four Tops, comedy by Lily Tomlin, dance by Shantala Shivalingappa, and commentary by Mike Daisey. Additionally, “Trust Presents” will host National Geographic Live, a three-part lecture series, featuring three award-winning photographers. “Trust Presents” runs through May 13, 2012.
“By serving as an ongoing presenting sponsor of the ‘Trust Presents’ series, Cohen & Grigsby continues to distinguish itself as an exceptional supporter of the arts in this region,” said J. Kevin McMahon, president of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “Their significant contribution enables us to continue presenting diverse performing and visual arts programs to the region, helping to further the Trust’s vision of elevating the Cultural District’s reputation as a premiere destination for art and entertainment.”
When Cohen & Grigsby re-established its Pittsburgh headquarters in the city’s Cultural District several years ago, the firm made another tangible commitment to the arts community. The firm’s offices (EQT Plaza, 625 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh) house an art gallery that has become a dedicated space for local artists to showcase their work to the public. Since it’s opening more than two years ago, the gallery has hosted exhibitions from the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) and Burton Morris, an internationally acclaimed artist who calls Pittsburgh his hometown.