Vital Express Finalizes $2 Million Donation to College

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The College of the Canyons Foundation and shipping company Vital Express finalized an agreement Aug. 10 that will provide a $2 million donation to the endowment fund for the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts Center.

Lisa Boaz, CEO of Vital Express and Kathleen Maloney, Executive Director of the College of the Canyons Foundation, signed an agreement Aug. 10 that will provide a $2 million to the endowment fund for the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts.

“We are extremely happy and gratified to be finalizing this gift that will benefit future generations of students at College of the Canyons and support the performing arts in this wonderful community,” said Boaz. “Although some people believe this agreement was a long time in coming, the greater good has been served by carefully crafting this first-of-its-kind alliance so that it will stand the test of time and pave the way for future philanthropy.”

The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Oct. 13, 2004, to approve the terms of a letter of intent from Vital Express that would permanently change the name of the then-EPIC Center to its current name, the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts.

“We are thrilled to be the recipient of such a generous gift because it will be used to help us keep the Vital Express Center on the cutting edge of live entertainment in the Santa Clarita Valley,” said Steve Zimmer, president of the College of the Canyons Foundation Board. “More importantly, the endowment will continue giving, year after year, to thousands of students who will learn the skills, crafts and culture involved with performing in this wonderful facility.”

“Lisa and Dan Boaz have made a donation that will change the nature of fund-raising for community colleges in California,” said Dianne Van Hook, superintendent-president of College of the Canyons. “It is going to serve as a challenge to other communities to step up financial support for their local community colleges… this generous gift will establish an endowment for the Center, ensuring that the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts will remain a premier venue for performances for many years to come.

The official 2005/06 Vital Express Center season will begin Friday, Sept. 16 hosting the Temptations. Sales of season and individual tickets have been brisk. Tickets are available at the Box Office, by phone at (661) 362-5304 and online at: http://www.VitalExpressCenter.com

Vital Express offers a unique franchise opportunity for people who want to be leaders in the world of logistics, supply chain management and on-demand delivery services. The company leads the way as the premier nationwide, same-day delivery company. It is recognized as a leader in technology, with state-of-the-art equipment, quality vehicles and the best personnel in the business. Vital Express has existing locations in Valencia, Calif., Indianapolis, Ind., Charlotte, N.C., Houston, Texas, San Gabriel Valley, Calif., and now Phoenix-South, Ariz.

For additional franchise information, please contact CEO Lisa Boaz at 661-294-4310 or visit us at http://www.VitalExpress.com

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