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SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring John and Virginia Schroeder, recipients of the 2001 Governor's Arts Awards.



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Introduced

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring John and Virginia Schroeder, recipients of the 2001 Governor's Arts Awards.

    Whereas, John and Virginia Schroeder will be presented with the Governor's Arts Award on April 23, 2001 during a public ceremony;

     Whereas, The Governor's Arts Awards began in 1973 to recognize Hoosiers that have made significant contributions to the arts in the state and/or national level and to increase public awareness of the arts and how the arts affect our everyday lives;

     Whereas, this award has been given to various arts organizations, individual artists, business and civic leaders, volunteers, and art educators;

    Whereas, for over 50 years, John and Virginia Schroeder have supported the arts in the Evansville community;

    Whereas, thanks to John Schroeder, founder and chairman of Crescent-Crestline-Wabash Plastics, a privately held corporation, the company has been a major contributor to the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, the University of Evansville, Wabash College in Crawfordsville, the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville Civic Theatre, and a multitude of community arts providers;

    Whereas, in addition to making generous financial contributions to the arts, the Schroeders have given a great deal of their personal time

as John has encouraged fellow corporate leaders to contribute to the arts and Virginia has chaired fund-raising campaigns on behalf of the University of Evansville, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science;

    Whereas, Virginia Schroeder received the Evansville Mayor's Arts Award in 1992 in recognition of her service on various boards and committees;

    Whereas, Between the two of them, John and Virginia Schroeder have contributed to the establishment of the Vandeveer-Victory Center for the Performing Arts, served on the boards of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, the Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences, and the University of Evansville; and

    Whereas, the Schroeder's support of the arts extends beyond the local and state level to the international level with their support of Harlaston College in Grantham-Lincolnshire, England where their financial contributions have been instrumental in restoring this architectural treasure: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives concurring:

        

    SECTION 1. That the General Assembly hereby recognizes and     congratulates John and Virginia Schroeder for their dedication to     the arts and for being recipients of the 2001 Governor's Arts     Awards.

    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the Senate transmit a     copy of this resolution to John and Virginia Schroeder.