Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts
National business leader and philanthropist, Adrienne Arsht, made a historic $30 million donation to Downtown Miami’s performing arts center yesterday, bolstering the center’s financial position and long-term viability. In recognition of the gift, the former Carnival Center for the Performing Arts was renamed the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Carnival Corporation graciously agreed to relinquish the naming rights in favor of this new major donation. Arsht and Foundation Chairman Emeritus, Sherwood (Woody) Weiser, announced the gift at a press conference in the Green Room of the center’s Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House.