Left to right: Ted Reynolds, Broadway Live performer; Mary Jane Burke, QVCC Foundation member; Silvia Miller, wife of Dr. Miller, Matthew Desaulnier, QVCC Foundation, Donna LaHaie, Broadway Live performer; and David T. Panteleakos, Broadway Live Productions creator. Courtesy photo.

DANIELSON — Members of the cast of Broadway Live Productions “Voices in Concert” presented a $10,000 donation to the Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation for the Dr. Robert E. Miller Endowment Fund on July 15 at the QVCC Danielson campus.
The donation is the result of a one-day concert “Voices in Concert with The New England Jazz Ensemble. The QVCC Foundation was a 50 percent beneficiary of the event and received $10,000 from the concert for their share of the ticket receipts. They also raised an additional $10,000 at the concert with a silent auction held in the lobby.
The $20,000 in funds received by the Foundation from the event shall be earmarked to the special endowment fund named after the late Dr. Robert E. Miller who was the inaugural P\president of QVCC.
 The other beneficiary of the concert is Killingly High School Music Programs which received $8,414 from a 50 percent share of the ticket receipts. A total of $28,414 was generated by the concert for both organizations.
“We are so honored to present this very special donation to the college for the newly created Dr. Robert E. Miller Endowment Fund in honor of the late Dr. Bob Miller. Having both QVCC and Killingly High School as our beneficiaries meant so much to me, Donna and Ted since we are all alumni of Killingly High School and QVCC.”  QVCC Foundation members, Mary Jane Burke and Matthew Desaulnier added, “As proud QVCC Foundation members and co-chairs of the Dr. Robert E. Miller Educational Advancement Campaign, we are so appreciative of this generous gift. Almost 50 years ago, Bob Miller had the foresight to create the QVCC Foundation. This donation is helping to ensure that Bob’s legacy of helping local students attend QVCC regardless of financial need lives on for generations of students to come. What an amazing tribute to our founding president.  Special thanks and Kudos to David, Donna and Ted - our amazingly talented QVCC alumni!”
Panteleakos created Broadway Live Productions in 2000 and has staged hundreds of performers, musicians and actors over the last 19 years with thousands of people attending one of the many productions at local venues including: Broadway Live 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2015, Voices in Concert 2003, 2004, Voices and Friends 2003, Encore!, Broadway Live Helping Hands, Broadway Live Christmas 2006, 2009, DIVAS Live, Follow The Fifty Red Dress DIVAS, Les Misérables, The Conncert and Michael Dutra “Simply Sinatra.” All net proceeds from every performance have benefited numerous local and National non-profit 501 (c) (3) beneficiaries including:  American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Day Kimball Healthcare, Doctors Without Borders, Eastern Connecticut Performing Arts Association (ECPAA), Habitat for Humanity,  Hale YMCA Youth and Family Center, HealthQuest of Northeastern Connecticut, Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund, Putnam Rotary Club, Thompson Lions Club, Thomson Ecumenical Empowerment Group (TEEG), Interfaith Human Services of Putnam and Daily Bread Food Pantry, The Bradley Playhouse and Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) Foundation.


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