Photo Release -- Spectra Energy Makes $20,000 Contribution to The Ensemble Theatre in Recognition of Kathy Anderson
HOUSTON, April 10, 2012 -- Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE:SE) today announced a $20,000 contribution to The Ensemble Theatre, made in recognition of long-time supporter Kathy Anderson, wife of former Spectra Energy Chairman of the Board and Director, Paul Anderson. The Andersons have been devoted individual contributors to The Ensemble for nearly 20 years.
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"We are delighted to make this special contribution to The Ensemble in recognition of Kathy Anderson and her considerable contributions of time, effort and charitable giving over many years," said Greg Ebel, president and chief executive officer, Spectra Energy Corp. "Kathy has long been a model for embracing cultural diversity and support of her local community. She lives the values that are at the core of Spectra Energy, and it is our pleasure to make this donation in her honor."
Spectra Energy, along with its predecessor companies, has supported The Ensemble for close to 30 years, and currently holds the record as the corporation with the longest period of continuous financial support of the theater.
The Ensemble Theatre was founded in 1976 by the late George Hawkins to preserve African American artistic expression and to enlighten, entertain, and enrich a diverse community. Thirty-five years later, the theatre has evolved from a touring company operating from the trunk of Mr. Hawkins' car to being one of Houston's finest historical cultural institutions. The Ensemble is one of a few professional theatres in the region dedicated to the production of works portraying the African American experience. The oldest and largest professional African American theatre in the Southwest, it holds the distinction of being one of the nation's largest African American theatres owning and operating its facility and producing in-house. Board President Emeritus Audrey Lawson led the capital campaign for The Ensemble's $4.5 million building renovations that concluded in 1997. The Ensemble Theatre has fulfilled and surpassed the vision of its founder and continues to expand and create innovative programs to bring African American theatre to a myriad of audiences.
Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE:SE), a FORTUNE 500 company, is one of North America's premier natural gas infrastructure companies serving three key links in the natural gas value chain: gathering and processing, transmission and storage, and distribution. For more than a century, Spectra Energy and its predecessor companies have developed critically important pipelines and related infrastructure connecting natural gas supply sources to premium markets. Based in Houston, Texas, the company's operations in the United States and Canada include approximately 19,300 miles of transmission pipeline, more than 300 billion cubic feet of storage, as well as natural gas gathering and processing, natural gas liquids operations and local distribution assets. The company also has a 50 percent ownership in DCP Midstream, one of the largest natural gas gatherers and processors in the United States. Spectra Energy is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes and the U.S. S&P 500 Carbon Disclosure Project's Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. For more information, visit www.spectraenergy.com.
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