Ludacris Loves The Kids: Donates $50K To Children’s Theatre Of Cincinnati
Ludacris is all about giving back and is staying true to his philanthropic efforts by donating $50,000 to the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.
The rapper/actor was in Cincy earlier this month, where he performed alongside Ashanti at the Hard Rock Casino. While there, the “Stand Up” rapper made a pledge to donate $50,000 to the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati to support its restoration campaign for the Emery Theater building, Cincy’s Local 12 reports.
With Luda’s lawyer Darrell D. Miller serving as a board member on both the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati and the Emery Theater, the Fast & Furious star needed little convincing to get involved in the $48 million campaign to reimagine and restore the landmark Emery Theater as its permanent home.
“I’m drawn to the Children’s Theatre’s project in Cincinnati because of the plans to develop new works that hit on the topics that matter to kids today,” Ludacris said.
“The Emery project signals an incredible opportunity for more children to access the arts and see themselves in what happens on stage. As a father of four daughters and a philanthropist who’s constantly investing in the next generation, I’m honored to be a part of this.”
Ludacris’s donation added to the $1.5 million boost Cincinnati Children’s Theatre received for its Emery campaign. The other money came from an anonymous donor.
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“Exciting News! TCT has received an anonymous $1.5 million gift, in addition to a $50,000 donation from the @ludacrisfdtn,” the theater captioned a post. “This pushes our “A Crown for the Queen City” campaign over the $30 million mark!”
Locals praised the “Number One Spot” rapper’s donation toward restoring the venue.
“Shout-out to @ludacris for rolling out some money to keep the theater alive!” one fan wrote.
“This is awesome,” added another.