Press Release . July 15, 2019

Perrigo Donates $50,000 to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts to Support an Entire Year of Arts Education Programming

Check to SCA

DUBLIN, Ireland and Allegan, Michigan – July 15, 2019 --The Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation is proud to announce a donation of $50,000 to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts (SCA) which will support an entire year of arts education programming throughout the tri-county areas of Allegan, Kent, and Ottawa Counties. 

A check and community celebration took place at the SCA with children’s art hanging on the walls, a nod to Perrigo’s gift and longtime partnership with the organization. Today’s gift will support a wide range of programing including: Children’s Film Festival, Artists in Residence, Growing Young Artists, and Project Based Learning. Each program aims to make an impact in kids’ lives. Growing Young Artists, for example, exposes at-risk and migrant children to art and additional education programs. 

Kristin Armstrong, Executive Director for Saugatuck Center for the Arts says, “By supporting the SCA, Perrigo is not only helping to make art accessible for all children, but our youth also learn soft skills such as collaboration, empathy, analytical thinking and teamwork -- skills necessary for a lifetime of success.” 

The Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation focuses its efforts on health and education within the communities that are important to its employees, making this organization a natural fit. 

Murray S. Kessler, Chief Executive Officer and President of Perrigo says, “The Perrigo Foundation’s support of health and education enables organizations to improve the well-being of our communities, which is a key component of Perrigo’s corporate vision. This was a particularly wonderful opportunity to help children continue to appreciate the arts throughout the year, while fostering our longstanding partnership with Saugatuck Center for the Arts.”  

Since 2007, Perrigo has provided nearly $300,000 to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts in support of programs focused on building a vibrant arts and cultural community. 

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About Perrigo Company

Perrigo Company plc is dedicated to making lives better by bringing “Quality, Affordable Self-Care Products™” that consumers trust everywhere they are sold.  The Company is a leading provider of over-the-counter health and wellness solutions that enhance individual well-being by empowering consumers to proactively prevent or treat conditions that can be self-managed.  Visit Perrigo online at http://www.perrigo.com. 

About the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation
Established in 2000, the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation provides financial support to nonprofit organizations that enhance the health, well-being and education of individuals and families in communities in which Perrigo operates. The Foundation is a private, non-profit organization wholly funded by Perrigo Company plc and has distributed approximately $40 million in monetary and product donations since 2000. Funding decisions are made quarterly during board meetings; application acceptance and deadlines are available at https://www.perrigo.com/perrigo-foundations-mission.

About Saugatuck Center for the Arts
Founded in 2003, Saugatuck Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing high-quality, year-round arts programming to people of all ages in the Saugatuck area. The center proudly offers ongoing gallery exhibits, live musical performances, Broadway-caliber theater, film festivals, art classes and a variety of educational programs.


Contact: Sarah Barwacz, Perrigo Public Relations Manager, 616 215-3309 sarah.barwacz@perrigo.com
 

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