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The Bergen Performing Arts Center, a nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick K. McCluskey to its Board of Trustees. 

McCluskey, residing in Hasbrouck Heights, has deep community connections and brings valuable leadership and nonprofit experience from his involvement with various nonprofit boards in New Jersey and New York. 

Currently serving as the Executive Director of the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy in New York City, McCluskey oversees fundraising, daily operations, and the management of the city's oldest park conservancy. 

Expressing his excitement, McCluskey stated, “I am incredibly enthusiastic about joining an organization that prioritizes live performing arts and arts education and eager to contribute to advancing this mission within our community.”

Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Chair of the bergenPAC Board of Trustees, remarked, “We are thrilled to welcome Patrick to our Board. His extensive leadership experience in the nonprofit sector will be invaluable as we continue to grow. We eagerly anticipate the energy and expertise he will bring." 

Situated in downtown Englewood, NJ, bergenPAC is committed to enriching the lives of Northern New Jersey residents through the arts, fostering community equity, and nurturing future talent. Along with a recently renovated 1,367-seat theater hosting a diverse lineup of 150 annual shows, bergenPAC's Performing Arts School offers inclusive classes in music, dance, theater, and visual arts to students of all ages and abilities. Through educational outreach programs, bergenPAC extends its offerings to thousands of children and seniors statewide. 

The organization's mission-driven initiatives include Arts Access, collaborating with local organizations to provide free show tickets to residents, and the Scholarship Fund, ensuring that every child with a desire to study at the Performing Arts School has access, regardless of financial means.