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Dr. Bronner's Gifts $75,000 for Moonlight Presents Series

Post Date:02/14/2018 7:08 AM

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, headquartered in the Vista Business Park, gifted $75,000 for cultural arts programming at the Moonlight Amphitheatre for the 2018 season. The support continues Dr. Bronner’s title sponsorship of the Moonlight Presents series at the city-owned Moonlight Amphitheatre. The Presents Series offers programming throughout the year curated by the City of Vista’s Cultural Arts Division.

During the February 13 City Council meeting, Trudy Bronner, Chief Financial Officer of Dr. Bronner's and Michael Milam, Chief Operating Officer, presented the check to the Vista City Council. The Mayor and Council acknowledged the generous gift and Dr. Bronner’s renewed sponsorship partnership. The City Council declared February 14, 2018 "Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap Day" in the City of Vista.

One of the most important aspects of the sponsorship is the underwriting of tickets to events distributed to children and families mainly through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Vista and Oceanside. Hundreds of families are able to attend shows at the Moonlight Amphitheatre giving them exposure to the arts, including hands-on participatory activities before shows, a hallmark of the experience of attending a Moonlight Presents event.

"We applaud Dr. Bronner’s commitment to the community,” said Vista Mayor Judy Ritter. “We appreciate Dr. Bronner’s generous support for local organizations serving children and adults and those with special needs, as well as their support of the arts, including the Moonlight Amphitheatre and for being a great community partner.”     

 “At the heart of Dr. Bronner’s mission is a commitment to dedicate profits to help make a better world. Supporting the local art community is essential to that goal,” says Michael Milam, Chief Operating Officer of Dr. Bronner’s. “We are proud to be the title sponsor of the Moonlight Presents series.”

Moonlight Presents offers a varied line-up of programming this year, from its cabaret series, Family Movie Nights, popular concerts, and a performance by the San Diego Symphony in a concert of the film music of composer John Williams on March 24. The spring line-up is on sale now. The fall and winter series will be announced this summer.

For more information, the public should visit moonlightstage.com, or call 760.724.2110.

Photo Left to right: Vista City Council Members John Franklin, Amanda Young Rigby, Mayor Judy Ritter, Trudy Bronner and Michael Milam of Dr. Bronner's, Council Member Joe Green, and Deputy Mayor John Aguilera.

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