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Co-chairs named for capital campaign for performing arts center

The Rochester Broadway Theatre League has named four area business and community leaders to serve as co-chairs of its capital campaign committee for the Golisano Performing Arts Center.

Thomas Bonadio, Elaine Del Monte, David Flaum and Naomi Silver will lead a group of area business and community leaders to elevate the capital campaign.

“The Golisano Performing Arts Center is a game changer for downtown Rochester,” Mayor Lovely Warren said in a statement. “(It) is an extraordinary project that will reinvigorate Rochester’s city center by attracting longer-running touring Broadway productions and become a destination for entertainment while providing an economic boost to local businesses.”

Bonadio is CEO and managing partner of the Bonadio Group, the largest CPA firm statewide. Del Monte has spent the last two decades in Rochester and is active in a number of nonprofits, including Boys and Girls Club of Greater Rochester and Bivona Child Advocacy Center. Flaum oversees all aspects of Flaum Management, including its portfolio, brokerage services and commercial property management components. Silver is president and CEO of the Rochester Red Wings.

The Golisano Performing Arts Center was announced in April as the city’s choice for the development of Parcel 5 at Midtown. Paychex Inc. founder Thomas Golisano has pledged $25 million to RBTL to build the center and Morgan Communities will build an additional space for retail and residential development over the theater.

“The quality and prestige of these four individuals speaks volumes about the wide ranging community support for the new Golisano Performing Arts Center,” RBTL CEO Arnie Rothschild said. “This project, combining the Golisano Performing Arts Center with 150 apartments to be developed by Morgan Communities will change Rochester for generations to come.”

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