By Eriana Meadows
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—David and Marie Brinkley, longtime donors who have contributed to the advancement of Gardner-Webb University, continue to see their recent investment flourish. Brinkley Amphitheater, a 900-seat venue, is progressing.
“According to our construction schedule, we are looking at the last week in October into the first week of November to get a certificate of occupancy from the building inspector,” said David Wacaster, Director of Operations for Facilities and Maintenance.
The finished project will engage students and the community while also adding a vivacious look to the University. It will serve as a space for the campus shop, The amphitheater will provide a new place to present performing arts, outdoor worship services, Webbstock events and other summer concerts.
Not only does the amphitheater have financial support from the Brinkley family but also a $500k grant courtesy of North Carolina General Assembly in partnership with the Town of Boiling Springs and Cleveland County. The Brinkley
’s have a strong philanthropic background and pledged to give portions of their income to making a difference in the community.
“Every day when I say my prayers, I ask the Lord to give me opportunities that I can share my blessings,” David shared.
The Brinkley family finds joy in giving back and in the past have supported Gardner-Webb academic programs, the Marching Bulldog Band uniforms and the
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