ALFA RECEIVES AWARD FOR ITS SUPPORT OF THE ARTS
MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- Alfa Insurance was honored Nov. 4 for its support of the arts when the Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts (MABCA) presented the company the Large Business in the Arts Award for 2004.
|Alfa Senior Vice President of Human Resources Tom Bryant, left, and Alfa General Counsel Al Scott, right, accept the Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts award for large businesses from Montgomery Mayor Bobby Bright during a Nov. 4 luncheon in Montgomery.|
Alfa was specifically recognized for its $1 million contribution earlier this year to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival's SchoolFest program. Over the past 17 years, SchoolFest has entertained, educated and engaged more than 650,000 schoolchildren and their teachers from every county in Alabama. Special performances are held on weekday mornings at substantially reduced ticket prices, and students are invited to stay after each performance for short discussions with the actors.
The MABCA also commended Alfa for its support of Jubilee Cityfest, Alabama Dance Theater, Flimp Festival, the Montgomery Symphony and other arts-related groups and activities. As this year's winner, Alfa received an original painting by local artist Carol Barksdale Meredith.
Other finalists in the large business category were Buffalo Rock Company and Continental Eagle.
Founded in 1980, the MABCA is the oldest charter affiliate of the national Business Committee for the Arts (BCA). The national group was founded in 1967 by a core of America's top business leaders. There are currently 12 BCA affiliates across the country.