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Basiles give big gift to Carmel performing arts center

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Arts patrons and local philanthropists Frank and Katrina Basile have pledged $500,000 to the Regional Performing Arts Center in Carmel, the Carmel Performing Arts Foundation announced Wednesday.

The center will recognize the gift by naming the cafe and gift shop inside the 1,600-seat concert hall after the Basiles. The concert hall is scheduled to open in January 2011 as part of the $150 million center.

"Katrina and I believe that the Regional Performing Arts Center will help increase the audience for all of the performing arts in central Indiana as well as their donor base," Frank Basile said in a prepared statement. "That's why I agreed to serve on the board and make a financial contribution. I believe that this will be an exciting addition to the arts scene for the entire region."

Basile joined the board of directors of the Regional Performing Arts Center Foundation in November. He and his wife have made major gifts to several Indianapolis-based organizations, including the Indianapolis Art Center, Indiana Historical Society and Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI.

Frank Basile is a retired executive of the Gene B. Glick Co. Katrina Basile is a real estate agent.
 


 

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  • BIG DEAL
    Didn't Bren and Mel Simon make a BIG
    MONEY committment. Something like
    #30,000,000. The Basiles are giving
    chickenfeed.

    Now, with Mel dead, Bren is spending
    over $60,000,000 on a new estate in
    Beverly Hill California.
    No more for the Carmel Indiana PALLADIUM
    now.

    Taxes in Carmel Indiana will have to go up
    and up.
    the PALLADIUM is a big MONEY PIT, for the
    Rich only, at the expense of the Working
    Classes.
  • Way to go Frank
    Way to go Frank! It's nice to see you doing your thing in a brand new way for Indiana (Carmel) I send you fond blessings recapturing decades of friendship.

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