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L3Harris Technologies Contributes $1 Million to King Center for the Performing Arts

October 14, 2019 - The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts today announced that L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) is contributing $1 million to help enhance the Center’s educational, cultural and community programs.

Three men and one women at EFSC Board of Trustees meeting
Dr. Anthony Catanese, King Center Board of Directors, Chairman; Sandi Lee, L3 Harris Technologies, V.P., Global Communications; Jim Girard, L3 Harris Technologies, V.P. & Chief Human Resources Officer; and Dr. Jim Richey, Eastern Florida State College President at the EFSC Board of Trustees meeting there the L3 Harris $1 million gift to the King Center for the Performing Arts was announced.

The announcement was made during the Eastern Florida State College Board of Trustees meeting on the Melbourne campus where the King Center is located.

L3Harris’ donation will support the $3.6 million Keeping the King Center Cool initiative to modernize the 31-year-old facility and improve the experience for its guests. Expected to be completed in 2019, the initiative will upgrade the exterior and interior design, streamline security procedures and replace the aging air conditioning system.

In recognition of the contribution, the Center will rename its 2,016-seat main theatre the L3Harris Technologies Theatre at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts.

“This magnificent gift from L3Harris Technologies demonstrates its commitment to our community and its quality of life,” said Dr. Anthony Catanese, Chairman of the King Center Board of Directors. “We are so grateful and fortunate to have this wonderful corporation as a vital part of our community.”

“The donation reflects L3Harris’ long-standing appreciation for the important role that the King Center and the arts play in enriching our community,” said Bill Brown, Chairman and CEO, L3Harris. “The King Center is an important source of education and entertainment for existing Brevard residents and for helping to attract and retain new ones.”

L3Harris has been the King Center’s largest corporate supporter since the Center’s inception in 1988 – helping fund its endowment, and providing continuous annual sponsorships to offset programming and operation costs. L3Harris executives have also volunteered on the Center’s Board of Directors.

The support is part of L3Harris’ overall commitment to the community – with company and employees annually donating millions of dollars and volunteering thousands of hours to education and civic organizations throughout Central Florida.

About L3Harris Technologies

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in 130 countries.

About the King Center

The King Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and a direct support organization of Eastern Florida State College which has financed and supported its operations for 32 years. Since 1988, the six-story, 100,000-square foot facility has been dedicated to presenting educational, cultural and community events.

Mission Statement: To improve the quality of life for all residents of Brevard County through cultural, educational, recreational and community arts programs, by providing access to high quality, challenging and diverse touring and local performing arts events.