As it nears the launch of its fifth anniversary season, Emerald Coast Theatre Company received a donation from a local business that specializes in modern interior design and furnishings. Todd D. Reeves, who is a member of ECTC’s Board of Directors, and Jorge I. Saiz, owner of Isidro Dunbar Modern Interiors based in Miramar Beach, recently presented Emerald Coast Theatre Company with a check for $10,000.

“We are so grateful for this generous donation,” said ECTC producing artistic director Nathanael Fisher. “We will put it to good use during our exciting fifth anniversary season, which we have expanded to four productions. The fact that this gift comes from such a well-respected locally owned and operated business about to celebrate its 25th anniversary makes it all the more meaningful.”

Reeves said there were several reasons ECTC was deserving of the donation from Isidro Dunbar Modern Interiors

“First, with the government cuts in the funding for the arts, it is very important to us to help keep things going," Reeves said. "If we can do that, then we will have young people and adults enjoying theater, opening their minds to new and creative ideas and expanding the horizon of the area.

"Second, we chose to give the amount we did because we decided to consolidate our giving into one organization," he added. "To know that the stewards of the ship, the ECTC Board, Nathanael Fisher and the ECTC company, are actually using the money wisely is a very important factor when you are a smaller business.”