Tateuchi Foundation Gives $25 Million to Planned Seattle-area Performing Arts Venue

(6-11-10) A gift of $25 million has reinvigorated the multi-year capital campaign for what was formerly called the Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE) and will now be called the Tateuchi Center. Sited in downtown Bellevue, the largest municipality in Seattle's suburb-cum-global technology center, the Eastside, the venue will house a 2,000-seat theater and a 250-seat cabaret-style venue. With the new gift, the center has raised $60 million towards its $160 million goal.

The Seattle-based Tateuchi Foundation was created by Atsuhiko Tateuchi, founder of Drake Beam Morin-Japan, and his wife Ina Goodwin Tateuchi to "promote and improve international understanding, knowledge and the quality of relations between Japan and the United States."

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