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Governor's Awards 2022: KeyBank-Toledo, Business Support of the Arts Award Winner

KeyBank is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies that provides deposit, lending, cash management, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states through a network of 1,000 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs. Headquartered in Ohio, KeyBank prides itself on actively engaging with local initiatives, charities, and arts and cultural groups located in the communities it serves. For 25 years, KeyBank’s support of organizations in Toledo and Lucas County has impacted millions of people in Northwest Ohio. Advocating by example, KeyBank - Toledo has offered support, guidance, and financial assistance to a variety of organizations and programs, including the Toledo Symphony’s Pop Series, WGTE’s “Thursday Night Lineup” and “Toledo Stories,” the Toledo Museum of Art, the University of Toledo, the Toledo Zoo’s Lights Before Christmas, and the Crosby Festival of the Arts.

KeyBank - Toledo has also supported Imagination Station, a nonprofit science museum in downtown Toledo, with the opening of the new KeyBank Discovery Theater in June 2021. The centerpiece of an $11-million expansion to the museum, this large-format movie theatre features state-of-the-art technology that enables immersive storytelling, bringing science and the arts alive for viewers. In concert with its capital support of the theatre’s construction, KeyBank - Toledo also provided funding for Project Discovery, a program that arranges free theatre admission and classroom engagement opportunities for Toledo Public Schools students.

Since its beginning in 1971, the Governor's Awards has recognized individuals and organizations who have been vital to the growth and development of Ohio's cultural resources. One of the most prestigious arts events in Ohio, the Governor's Awards showcases and celebrates exceptional Ohio artists, arts organizations, arts leaders and patrons, and business support of the arts. Governor's Awards recipients are honored at a luncheon ceremony in Columbus, where they are presented with the only arts award in the state that is conferred by the governor. Each award winner receives an original piece of artwork created specifically for the event by an Ohio artist and the opportunity to share their story with other arts supporters statewide.

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