Pillars of the Arts: Local Organizations Supporting the Arts - Wiggin & Dana

January 25, 2002
ARTS! The publication of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Jan. 2002, Vol. 15, No. 1

Founded in 1934 in New Haven, Wiggin & Dana is a full-service law firm with nationally recognized practices in litigation, health care, corporate, appeals, intellectual property, tax exempt organizations and utilities. Its clients include major public corporations as well as entrepreneurs, families and individuals.

Wiggin & Dana has supported the arts community here in New Haven since its 1934 founding and continues to do so because of the belief, as stated by partner Charles Kingsley, that "the arts are the underlying strength of New Haven."

Wiggin & Dana provides funding and support to a large set of arts organizations in New Haven, including the Long Wharf Theater, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, the Shubert Theater, and Artspace, Neighborhood Music School and Creative Arts Workshop, all on Audubon Street. The Little Theater on Lincoln Street also receives strong support from Wiggin & Dana.

Partners at the firm have served as the president of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra as well as at the Shubert and the Long Wharf Theatre, among other arts organizations.

Most notably, Wiggin & Dana partner Newt Schenck was a founder of the Long Wharf Theatre, and the C. Newton Schenck III Main Stage bears his name. Wiggin & Dana joins the Arts Council and the entire arts community in congratulating him for recently receiving the Lifetime Achievement in and Contribution to the Arts Award, presented in December.

Wiggin & Dana has proudly supported the arts in New Haven for over half a century, and will continue to be involved in the arts in the future.