On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Fellowship Senior Living (FSL) celebrated the grand opening of the Fellowship Cultural Arts Center (CAC) and the naming of The Mitchell and Ann Sieminski Theater. The new name of the theater was unveiled in front of an audience of 200 residents and guests. Ann Sieminski, a resident of Fellowship Village and a patron of the arts, fell in love with the spectacular venue. While Mrs. Sieminski had originally intended to leave a gift to the Metropolitan Opera, she instead chose to give a gracious gift to her home and community. Ann has named the FSL Life Enrichment Fund as the sole beneficiary of her estate upon her passing.
Among the speakers during the dedication was Mitch Slater of Westfield, who has served as financial adviser to Mrs. Sieminski for 32 years. “Ann wanted everyone to know that Fellowship has become her family and if she can help with the enrichment programs and this theater, than she is more than pleased to be able to do so,’’ he said. “However, she has come to realize that life is about community and she feels strongly about giving back to the Fellowship community that she has grown to love,’’ he said. “Today Ann is with her new family here at Fellowship Village and she is so happy to help and is truly touched that you are naming the theater in her honor. As she said to me Monday, most people just give a gift posthumously. But by making her gift now, she is able to see and experience the positive impact of her generosity during her lifetime.’’
The cultural arts center is made possible in part by the generosity of our residents, the community and our business partners. There are many opportunities to support the cultural arts center through our Main Stage Society, our Seat Naming, or naming a part of the Cultural Arts Center for special recognition.