Ivester Foundation partners with GTA

Gainesville Theatre Alliance (GTA) has picked up a “significant sponsorship” “commitment from the Melvin Douglas and Victoria Kay Ivester Foundation.

“This marks the beginning of a ten-year partnership that will bolster GTA’s mission of delivering exceptional theatrical performances to enrich the cultural landscape of Gainesville and Hall County,” according to a UNG news release.

GTA has been in place for some time and is a collaborative ensemble uniting the theatre departments at the University of North Georgia and Brenau University. This year’s donation designates the Ivester Foundation as a sponsor for GTA’s April 2024 production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The foundation’s sponsorship will continue to support one mainstage show each season over the next decade.

The foundation has a history of supporting education, scholarship, visual arts, performing arts, parks, and gardens. The range of contributions includes efforts such as the Ivester Amphitheater, sponsorship of various performances around town, and support for educational institutions.