LASC in the running for $10,000 from Chase Community Giving

Proposed new addition to the Living Arts & Science Center at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and East Fourth Street, designed by the Louisville-based firm De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop. © Image from De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop.

Lexington’s Living Arts and Science Center is the only Kentucky organization on the leaderboard for $10,000 or more in the Chase Community Giving National Challenge.

In the online competition for votes, groups that maintain a ranking of 196 or more out of 7,000 through Wednesday night will be in line to receive a $10,000 reward. Higher rankings could mean even larger prizes of $20,000 or $250,000, according to an LASC release. At this writing, the Arts and Science Center is ranked 141 with just under 1,000 votes.`

In 2009, the Lexington Children’s Theatre won $25,000 in the same competition.

The Living Arts and Science Center is an institution providing educational and artistic opportunities in the arts and sciences through classes, exhibits, performances and public events. Late last year, the LASC announced a $5 million campaign to renovate and expand its facility in the Kinkead House on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard doubling its size and programming capacity.

Voting continues in the Chase competition through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.

All voters have two votes, but they cannot be used on the same organization. Chase Bank Customers have two more votes, and Facebook members can get additional votes through posting Chase Community Giving links on their pages and friends using the link to go vote in the competition. Those votes can be used on groups the voter previously voted for.

Late Monday afternoon, the Lexington Philharmonic sent out a release announcing it is also in the competition, though at just over 30 votes at this writing, it is well off the leaderboard where the lowest vote-getter has more than 800 votes. Click here for the Philharmonic’s competition page.

Click here to search for other organizations in the competition.


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