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Ellis Finger, director of Lafayette’s Williams Center for the Arts, has been named the 2006 winner of the Award for Excellence in Presenting the Performing Arts, given by North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA).

The award is presented annually to a nonprofit performing arts presenter who demonstrates dedication to the future of presenting the performing arts, a high level of professionalism, unwavering respect for colleagues in the field (artists, managers, and fellow presenters), and exemplary ethical behavior.

Finger’s award will be presented at the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference in January. In addition, NAPAMA will present a $1,000 check as seed money to establish an endowment fund underwriting new programming in the Williams Center’s Performance Series.

Finger’s prior honors include the Association of Performing Arts Presenters’ William Dawson Award for Programmatic Excellence, being named chair of Chamber Music America’s national conference in 2003, which celebrated the 25th anniversary of Chamber Music America, and earning “hub site” designation for Lafayette by the National Dance Project.

The nationally recognized Performance Series at Lafayette attracts more than 10,000 people each season. It has been cited for performing excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts, National Dance Project, Chamber Music America, Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund, Pennsylvania Arts and Humanities Councils, and Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

Founded in 1979, NAPAMA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the professionalism of its members and the vitality of the performing arts.

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