Capital One giving five-year, $5 million gift to the Kennedy Center
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. is receiving a five-year, $5 million gift from McLean-based Capital One Financial Corp.
The money will fund “Comedy at the Kennedy Center,” a series of events aimed at elevating comedy as an art form.
The program will include the annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, main-stage productions such as “Shear Madness” and a comedy series that will bring three high-profile comedians to the center.
This season's comedy events include Mark Twain Prize recipient Jay Leno on April 8 and Kathy Griffin on June 20. A third comedy event will be announced at a later date.