Sunday, July 14, 2024

Seat at the table

Lark McCarthy joins the board of directors at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

Lark McCarthy

Lark McCarthy was one of America’s most admired broadcasters in the nation’s capital when she moved west with her husband to start a new life in Las Vegas.

She made an extraordinary impact on Washington D.C. during her time as a longtime co-anchor on the local Fox affiliate, and reporting from the White House for ABC News. Today, she is an important figure in Las Vegas civic life, having joined the Board of Directors for The Smith Center for the Performing Arts — Nevada’s first and only world-class performing arts center.

“The Smith Center is a jewel for Las Vegas,” said the Chicago native, who also serves as a member of the Public Education Foundation of Clark County’s board of directors. “It is a fantastic non-profit facility that includes educational programing. One of my roles as a board member is to raise awareness about the Smith Center as a place for people and families to frequent for entertainment and community outreach programing. Offering a Camp Broadway for children who are interested in the performing arts is just one of the programs offered by The Smith Center that serves to enhance the lives of our Nevada residents.”

The arts have always been a passion for McCarthy, who has been active with the Kennedy Center and maintains a seat on its National Committee for the Performing Arts. She is most excited about furthering the Smith Center’s embrace of performing arts education for the Las Vegas community.

“Education is not peripheral to the Smith Center — it is a part of its core mission,” said McCarthy. “I was able to take part recently on a local committee helping to bring Any Given Child to the community. It is a program that brings integrated arts education to students in grades K-8. It is an ambitious program and we are so proud that it is up and running thanks to the Smith’s Center serving as the leading supportive agency.”

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