Greater Washington Board of Trade Honors Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

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The Greater Washington Board of Trade, the region’s premier regional business organization, presented its 2011 Golden Links Organization Award to the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. The Board of Trade’s Golden Links Award, given each year since 1978, recognizes an organization that has served as a link in strengthening the Greater Washington community.

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Wolf Trap is one of the true treasures of this region," said Gary Tabach, Chairman of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and Wolf Trap Foundation Board of Directors.

The Greater Washington Board of Trade, the region’s premier regional business organization, presented its 2011 Golden Links Organization Award to the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. The Board of Trade’s Golden Links Award, given each year since 1978, recognizes an organization that has served as a link in strengthening the Greater Washington community.

“Wolf Trap has demonstrated exceptional service to the region and represents the best of the outstanding business community here in Greater Washington,” said Jim Dinegar, President and CEO of the Greater Washington Board of Trade.

“It is because of the countless special moments created over the years, the commitment to this community through education and performances, and, because of the remarkable leadership of Terre Jones and his staff, that the Greater Washington Board of Trade is proud to present the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts with this recognition.”

“I am honored to accept this special distinction from the Greater Washington Board of Trade,” said Terrence Jones, President and CEO of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. “Wolf Trap’s year-round performances and innovative education programs have enriched the lives of millions of people of all ages in this region and beyond. We share this special recognition from the Board of Trade with our partners at the National Park Service, and our patrons, donors, and corporate partners whose support makes this possible.”

“Wolf Trap is one of the true treasures of this region,” said Gary Tabach, Chairman of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and Wolf Trap Foundation Board of Directors. “Other regions of the world have their grand opera houses, but on a warm summer evening, under the stars, there is no place better to be than on the great lawn at Wolf Trap.”

The 2011 Golden Links Award was presented at the 123rd Board of Trade Annual Meeting on December 7, 2011.

Greater Washington Board of Trade
The Greater Washington Board of Trade is the Greater Washington region’s premier business network and the only local business association representing all industry sectors. Founded in 1889, the Board of Trade enjoys a long history of helping its members’ businesses grow by providing content-rich programs, connecting business leaders and marketing Greater Washington’s economic opportunities. As Greater Washington’s regional business organization, the Board of Trade addresses business concerns that stretch across geographic boundaries, such as transportation, emergency preparedness, green as a competitive advantage and workforce issues. To learn more about the Greater Washington Board of Trade and its commitment to improving the region’s business community, visit http://www.boardoftrade.org.    

About The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, founded by Catherine Filene Shouse (1896-1994), produces and presents a full range of performance and education programs in the Greater Washington area, as well as nationally and internationally. Wolf Trap features three performance venues, the outdoor Filene Center and Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, both located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and The Barns at Wolf Trap, located down the road from the park and adjacent to the Center for Education at Wolf Trap. In partnership with the National Park Service, The 7,028-seat Filene Center annually showcases an extensive list of diverse artists, ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to classical music, dance, and theater, as well as multimedia presentations, from May through September. The Barns operates year round, and during the summer months is home to the GRAMMY-nominated Wolf Trap Opera Company, one of America’s outstanding resident ensemble programs for young opera singers. Wolf Trap’s education programs include the nationally acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, a diverse array of arts education classes, scholarships, and a nationally recognized internship program that was included in Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s 2009 List of “Best Places to Intern.” As part of its ongoing commitment to protect and preserve the environment, Wolf Trap offers metro access and is a founding member of the Green Music Group. Terrence D. Jones is president and CEO of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Visit the Wolf Trap Web site at http://www.wolftrap.org for more information.

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