The Ottawa Citizen
OTTAWA — The National Arts Centre is once again showing its love for Peter Herrndorf. The NAC Foundation — the fundraising arm of the federal institution — has created a $1.2 million “CEO’s National Fund” to support the centre’s performing arts programs across Canada.
The fund will support tours of the NAC Orchestra across Canada, and support artists from across the country through events such as the regional “Scene” series launched by Herrndorf eight years ago.
“Spearheaded by the generous contributions of lead donors Grant Burton, Kiki Delaney, Julia E. Foster and Gail O’Brien and thanks to the major contributions of more than 85 others across Canada, the CEO’s National Fund currently stands at $1.2 million to support performing arts and education initiatives from coast to coast,” says a statement says from the NAC.
Herrndorf has been CEO and president of the NAC for more than a decade, and recently had his position extended to 2013.