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By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (January 22, 2020) – Mayor Will Haynie, along with Council members Guang Ming Whitley, Jake Rambo, and Gary Santos, recently welcomed Stephen Davis, president and chief executive officer of Davis & Floyd to Town Hall. The Town officials accepted a $20,000 donation from the professional engineering firm. These donations will be dedicated to building a cultural arts center in Mount Pleasant.
“We are extremely grateful for Davis & Floyd’s very generous commitment and contribution to our community and to the arts,” said Mayor Haynie.
“We are pleased to join the Town of Mount Pleasant in supporting the arts in our community,” said Davis. “A cultural arts center mirrors our professional mission, which is to work collaboratively with our clients to design and build innovative projects that improve the lives of our neighbors. This arts center is a great example of community investment.”
Council member Whitley, who has worked to bring public art to Mount Pleasant, spearheaded the implementation of the Cultural Arts Center Donation Program. Her vision, embraced by Town Council, was to recommend an arts-infused capital project that could be funded in partnership with the for-profit sector.
“I commend Davis & Floyd for being our first donor and for leading the way in investing in the cultural arts in our community,” added Whitley. “This is a significant first step towards building a cultural arts center.”
About Davis & FloydDavis & Floyd is an engineering firm that works collaboratively with their clients to design and build innovative projects that improve communities. Celebrating 65 years of continuous operation, the privately-owned firm has approximately 175 employees located in five offices across South Carolina including Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, and Greenwood. They focus on construction engineering and inspection, environmental, federal, industrial, local government, private development, stormwater, transportation, and water and wastewater markets. For more information about their services and team, visit davisfloyd.com.