Berkeley College Sponsors New Jersey Arts Initiatives
“Berkeley College understands the value of arts learning as a means of engagement and inspiration to youth, especially for those in economically challenged circumstances.”
– Peter Hansen, Senior Vice President, Development,
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Berkeley College believes the arts are a source of enjoyment and creativity, providing vitality to communities across New Jersey.
The College has been a supporter has been a supporter of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) since 2007.
Through donations to NJPAC in 2014, Berkeley College supported K-through-12 arts education in Newark schools, as well as arts and cultural events. The College also supported NJPAC’s Sounds of the City, a free outdoor summer concert series for Newark residents and families that attracts 25,000 participants annually.
Through arts partnerships, Berkeley College students are also able to attend events and expand their horizons through the programming.
“Berkeley College, through its generous and longstanding philanthropic support of NJPAC’s Arts Education programs in Newark, consistently demonstrates an unswerving commitment to making a difference in the lives of the City’s youth,” said Peter Hansen, Senior Vice President, Development, NJPAC. “Berkeley College understands the value of arts learning as a means of engagement and inspiration to youth, especially for those in economically challenged circumstances.”
In addition to its efforts in Newark, the College supports children’s programs in Paramus, and was recognized in 2014 by the Paramus Cultural Arts Council, the Borough of Paramus, and the Paramus Library.
“I am so thankful to Berkeley College for the support they have given Paramus in donating $250,000 over the last nine years to benefit children’s programs,” said Mayor Richard LaBarbiera of Paramus. “They have shown me time and time again that their hearts are in the right place.”