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Jackson Gift to support Gallagher Bluedorn expansion

Terri and Steve in dress clothes stand and smile in front of their home. Terri and Steve Jackson have been an important part of the Gallagher Bluedorn for many years. It all began at the very start, when they decided to become seat sponsors the year the facility was built. Over the past 21 years they have experienced many wonderful memories from their favorite seats in row F!

Terri has served on the Friends Board and the GBPAC Board of Directors and the Jackson's are both proud members of the Ovation Society. Over the years their company, CVC, has helped to sponsor shows including the recent productions of Rudolph and Mannheim Steamroller coming this December. Along with Susie Heaton, Terri co-chaired the Gallagher Bluedorn 10th Anniversary Gala. Additionally, Terri and Hugh Pettersen imagined the Friends’ fundraiser Crème de la Crème. The joke between them was that Terri suggested calling it Cream of the Crop – and Hugh refined it to Crème de la Crème.

The Jackson's have many good memories, most recently hearing The Texas Tenors at the kickoff of the fall season. Of course, the 10th Anniversary Gala is right up there as well for them.

The couple know that Gallagher Bluedorn’s Great Hall is a superior facility in the country, which has testified by many of the artists who perform here. They feel that it is high time the rest of the facility is brought up to speed, thereby creating a premier gathering place for attendees to enjoy for years to come.

The Jackson's understand that history is proof alone of the importance of the performing arts throughout every civilization known to humankind. People have always needed a place to gather, to tell their stories, to feel a sense of belonging as they experience all ranges of emotion together. Steve and Terri have always supported the Gallagher Bluedorn and feel blessed to be able to contribute to its ongoing importance in the community as an integral part of its culture. Thanks to the generosity of the Jackson's, our building expansion will help transform the Gallagher Bluedorn to continue inspiring the Cedar Valley for years to come!

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