Friday, August 8, 2008
Corporate sponsorship - three cheers for Daimler
It seems unlikely that a company that builds trucks would support the arts in Portland, but it so happens that Daimler Trucks North America (which bought Freightliner not too long ago) has given the Portland Parks Bureau a 6-figure amount of money to sponsor all of the concerts (from August 2nd to August 16th) in Washington Park. This is the fourth year in a row that Daimler has underwritten the Washington Park Summer Festival, and consequently all of the concerts are free to the public. The performances include the Portland Festival Symphony with 3 Leg Torso on August 10th and Portland SummerFest: Opera in the Park "Lucia di Lammermoor" by Donizetti on August 15th. I'm very proud to know that Daimler is doing its part as a corporation to make this concert series a reality. Over the past year I've been working as a contract technical writer at Daimler, so it's support of the arts is a real plus for me.