immixGroup Provides Silver Level Sponsorship to Lean & Hungry Theater - Leading Government Contractor Is First Corporate Sponsor for DC's Only Radio Drama Company

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Lean & Hungry Theater, DC’s only radio drama company, has received a $10,000 donation from McLean, VA-based immixGroup. The contribution makes the well-known federal contracting company a Silver Level sponsor of the theater’s educational mission of bringing the classics of literature to underserved communities – and the first corporate sponsor for Lean & Hungry Theater.

Lean & Hungry Theater, DC’s only radio drama company, has received a $10,000 donation from McLean, VA-based immixGroup. The contribution makes the well-known federal contracting company a Silver Level sponsor of the theater’s educational mission of bringing the classics of literature to underserved communities – and the first corporate sponsor for Lean & Hungry Theater.

The contribution comes to Lean & Hungry Theater through immixGroup Foundation, which since 2007 has distributed more than $600,000 to a variety of charitable causes.

Corporate sponsorship is an essential part of Lean & Hungry Theater’s fundraising and growth strategy. The funds will be used for capacity building and operating expenses.

Lean & Hungry Theater was created to make Shakespeare understandable and accessible to underserved communities including the visually impaired, the homebound, the elderly and students in urban and rural areas. The DC public charter school system introduces Shakespeare to students as early as fourth grade. Among fourth grade students overall in DC, one in eight are English Language Learners, and one in five are special needs students.

“This is a tremendous vote of confidence for Lean & Hungry Theater from the Washington, DC area business community,” said Lean & Hungry’s Managing Director Alex Zavistovich. “Our operations have been largely bootstrapped since we began. The backing of a company the caliber of immixGroup proves that our work has genuine value to a broad audience demographic, and our mission has the support of organizations that believe in giving back to the community.”

“We’re hopeful for a long-lasting relationship with immixGroup and other local, regional and national business leaders,” Zavistovich added.

The next production of Lean & Hungry Theater is “Hamlet,” scheduled to go live to air over WAMU-88.5, the leading NPR affiliate in Washington DC at 6 PM on Sunday, October 30, 2011 – the evening before Halloween.

The productions and recordings of Lean & Hungry Theater productions are endorsed by the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind.

About immixGroup, Inc.:

immixGroup brings commercial technology products and services to the public sector. Since 1997, immixGroup has helped hundreds of companies—including Cisco, IBM, EMC, and McAfee—grow and manage their government business while providing federal, state, and local agencies with reliable access to leading commercial technologies. immixGroup is a recognized leader in the public sector technology marketplace, with four divisions delivering a unique combination of services. These include technology sales via preferred contract vehicles, innovative government channel programs, expert contract management consulting, and outsourced IT solutions. For more information, contact immixGroup, Inc. at 703.752.0610, via email at info(at)immixgroup(dot)com, or on the Web at http://www.immixgroup.com.

About Lean & Hungry Theater:

Conceived in 2006, Lean & Hungry Theater (Lean & Hungry) is a non-profit educational radio drama company. Drawing primarily on the works of William Shakespeare, Lean & Hungry provides adaptations of classic dramatic works to underserved areas, in established or improvised venues (both live and electronic), for the educational benefit and cultural enrichment of students, families, seniors and other interested groups in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and beyond. Lean & Hungry performances are recorded before a live audience, complete with sound effects and original musical underscore. The recorded performances are made available as audio streams, audio CD and as radio broadcast productions. For more information, visit http://www.leanandhungrytheater.com

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