The MVB Fund

The board of the West Kortright Centre has decided to establish The MVB Fund as a dedicated on-going account to subsidize programs each year in honor of founding director Martha Van Burek’s amazing career.

In her 31 years as head of The WKC, Martha’s energy, enthusiasm, compassion, and hard work enriched our community in countless ways and turned this beautiful local landmark into a pre-eminent national arts organization. After all these years of negotiating with remarkable (and sometimes starving) artists to play at The Centre for reduced fees to accommodate our small budget, Martha has long wished that there were money set aside to subsidize the required fees to bring those that we just couldn’t afford.

As the well-established WKC Endowment Trust Fund is ear-marked for the long-term care and catastrophic repair of the building and grounds, she has opined many times that, while the building and grounds are indeed treasured, the programs are the heart of our mission to serve.

It is our hope that developing a nest egg for such a purpose will be a fitting tribute to Martha Van Burek, to her love of excellence in art and music, to her concern for future WKC generations, and to the creativity of all who together form the magical community of the West Kortright Centre.

Donations can be made online here.

The July 7 Meredith Monk concert is a fundraiser for this account.