Performing Arts Center Authority Adds Bonnie Barnett and Rebecca F. Bratter

11/21/17

Bonnie Barnett and Rebecca F. Bratter

Volunteer board governs the Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Long-time advocates and supporters of the arts Bonnie Barnett and Rebecca F. Bratter have been appointed to the Performing Arts Center Authority, the 13-member governing body of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Members are appointed to a four-year term by five contributing partners, which include Broward County, the City of Fort Lauderdale, the Downtown Development Authority, the School Board of Broward County and the Broward Performing Arts Foundation.

Bonnie Barnett has served on the Broward Cultural Council since 1990 and was appointed by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation, where she has served as a board member since 2005. She was a founding member of Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) and has served on the boards of Florida Grand Opera, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, ArtServe, the Museum of Art and the Hollywood Art and Culture Center. Statewide, she was on the Florida Arts Council for eight years and chaired the state's Art in Public Places program for six. Bonnie and her husband, Robert Kagan, MD, were among the founders of the Broward Center whose contributions to the first capital campaign helped build the Center more than 25 years ago.

Appointed by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, Rebecca Bratter is the Deputy Managing Shareholder of Greenspoon Marder. Rebecca is part of the firm's Executive Team and works directly with the firm's co-founders Gerry Greenspoon and Michael Marder. Rebecca's broad responsibilities range from formulating firm strategy for growth and development to working closely with the firm's rising stars. In addition, she leads Greenspoon Marder’s efforts in connection with charitable and community service efforts. Rebecca is actively involved with charitable organizations including the Dan Marino Foundation, Here’s Help and Arc Broward and co-founded her own charitable foundation - Kids Can. Rebecca is also a member of the board of the Young at Art Museum and the Student Life Committee at the University School at NSU where her sons, Logan and Max, are students.

The Performing Arts Center Authority members represent every region of Broward County. Barnett and Bratter join Authority members including: Chair Jack Loos, Vice Chair Barbara H. Jones, Treasurer Charles L. Palmer, Secretary Barbra Stern, John E. Abdo, Joseph C. Amaturo, Austin Forman, Robert B. Lochrie III, John M. Milledge, Ann Murray and George I. Platt.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.

The Broward Center 2017-2018 season is presented by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Bank of America, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, LATAM AIRLINES, MasterCard, Paramount Refreshment Solutions and Sun Sentinel are proud sponsors of the Broward Center.

About the Broward Center for the Performing Arts

One of America’s premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive LATAM AIRLINES CLUB LEVEL, spectacular riverfront views for special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 150,000 students annually. The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop and secure the future of the Broward Center. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit BrowardCenter.org.

The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is a cultural partnership between the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale History Center and the Historic Stranahan House Museum. It is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

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