Bank’s sponsorship to support SOPAC programming for next 3 years

Photo Courtesy of SOPAC
From left are BCB Banks’s Michael Lesler and Claudine Baptiste, SOPAC’s Ruth Zamoyta, and BCB Bank’s Thomas Coughlin.

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Performing Arts Center, now celebrating its 14th season, recently announced a sponsorship from BCB Bank to support SOPAC programming for the current season and the following two seasons.

BCB Bank has branch offices in South Orange and Maplewood — SOPAC’s home communities.

“BCB Bank has supported the South Orange-Maplewood community and SOPAC in immeasurable ways through the years. They also have a keen awareness of the power of arts activity and local entrepreneurship in promoting diversity,” SOPAC Executive Director Craig Sumberg said in a press release. “We’re thrilled to have BCB aboard as our season sponsor for 2019-20 and look forward to nurturing this considerable partnership.”

Claudine Baptiste, business development officer for BCB Bank, serves on SOPAC’s board of governors.

“The overwhelming support of the community has aided us to grow and thrive as a business, providing us opportunities to give back and support various community programs and organizations such as SOPAC,” BCB Bank President Thomas Coughlin said in the release.