Fugro Chance Receives Award for Supporting the Arts

Offshore survey company Fugro Chance Inc. was recently selected as one of nine businesses in the U.S. as a recipient of the 2002 Business in the Arts Award. The company was recognized for its outstanding vision, leadership and commitment in developing exemplary partnerships with the arts. These awards given annually for more than 35 years, are sponsored by the Business Committee for the Arts, Inc. (BCA) and Forbes Magazine. The Awards were presented earlier this month in The Asia Society and Museum in New York City.

The BCA, founded in 1967 by David Rockefeller, is a national, not-for-profit organization that brings business and the arts together. It provides businesses of all sizes with the services and resources necessary to develop and advance partnerships with the arts that benefit business, the arts and the community, including professional consulting services and specialized workplace programs. Chance received the award for its involvement in the regional public arts program called "Pelicans on Parade." The company sponsored the program through the Acadiana Arts Council and helped promote the colorfully decorated fiberglass pelican statues that were displayed throughout the Lafayette area. The program also raised funds for arts education programs.

According to Phil Stutes, President, Fugro Chance Inc.: "Our commitment to the development of a creative community, its support of this project, as well as other arts organizations and projects, plus its advocacy efforts to increase local government support for the arts, has enhanced the company’s profile and added to the economic vitality of Louisiana."