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CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES 500K DONATION FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND
CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES 500K DONATION
FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Convention Center Authority announced today a donation of $500,000 to the COVID-19 Response Fund on behalf of the Music City Center. The donation will support those in the hospitality industry as well as others in our community who are facing hardship due to the virus. Music City Center is making the contribution solely through its operating revenues.
“As we face these volatile and uncertain times, the one thing we can all do is find ways to support one another,” said Charles Starks, President/CEO of Music City Center. “We cannot predict when businesses will return to any degree of normality and want to offer help to our community of workers and families who have been furloughed or displaced.”
In addition, Music City Center is committed to taking care of all of its employees and their families. Staff are being fully compensated during this time as team members work remotely to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.
About COVID-19 Response Fund
Housed at United Way and chaired by former Senator Dr. Bill Frist, the COVID-19 Response Fund will focus its initial allocations on helping our neighbors who are experiencing lost wages or who become ill from the virus receive the assistance they need to stay in their homes and keep food on the table. To make a donation, please visit https://www.nashvilleresponsefund.com.
About the Music City Center
The Music City Center, Nashville’s convention center features a 353,143 square foot exhibit hall, a 57,500 square foot Grand Ballroom, and an 18,000 square foot Davidson Ballroom. The building also includes an art collection featuring local and regional artists and a covered three-level parking garage with 1,800 spaces.