The Segerstrom Center for the Arts recognized the efforts of donor Lugano Diamonds of Newport Beach at a cocktail reception prior to the opening of the "West Side Story" run. Lugano Diamonds, owned by Moti and Idit Ferder, was applauded as a corporate sponsor of the center's private hospitality room, which the Ferders will underwrite throughout the center's 25th anniversary year.
Both The Center Room in Segerstrom Hall and The Donor Lounge at The Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall are open to donors before performances as well as during intermissions, and are also used for special events and receptions. The Ferders' current contribution to the center comes in addition to years of support of the Candlelight Concert and the Guilds of the Center annual fashion show fundraiser.
Center president Terry Dwyer commented, "The Ferders' generosity is exceptional and we are grateful for their additional gift this year during our 25th season."