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Saturna Capital To Sponsor Mount Baker Theatre 2010-2011 Season

Mount Baker Theatre Jane Carten
Jane Carten MBA

Bellingham, WA (May 19, 2010) — The Mount Baker Theatre is thrilled to announce that Saturna Capital will be sponsoring the upcoming 2010-2011 Season. Saturna's history of support for the Mount Baker Theatre dates back to the early 1990s and includes significant contributions to the theater's renovation capital campaign and various concert sponsorships. Saturna sponsored the Broadway Series during both the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 seasons.

"We view Saturna's season sponsorship as a significant leadership contribution to the theater's development," said Brad Burdick, Executive Director of the Mount Baker Theatre. "Ticket sales cover only about half of our expenses, with the other half coming primarily from grants and private donations. Saturna's commitment at the season level has motivated others to step up and sponsor shows."

The season, which includes an exciting mix of musical performances, dance and Broadway revues begins with Benise: The Spanish Guitar on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 and ends on Thursday, May 12, 2011 with Parsons Dance and East Village Opera's presentation of "Remember Me."

"The Mount Baker Theatre is not only a historical landmark but a cultural anchor in the heart of downtown Bellingham," said Jane Carten, Director and President of Saturna. "In our relatively small community, we are fortunate to have access to the high caliber of events and performances that the Mount Baker Theatre continues to attract and support." Carten joined the theater's board of directors last year.

"We augmented our sponsorship by offering Director's Club-level season memberships to our employees who wanted them," she added. "Through these memberships we encourage participation in theater events which ultimately delivers benefits to the entire community. It really seems to be a win-win-win for Saturna Capital, Mount Baker Theatre, and Whatcom County."

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Saturna Capital Corporation, established in 1989 in Bellingham, WA, is the investment adviser and administrator to over $3 billion in assets in the Amana Mutual Funds Trust (which includes Amana Growth Fund and Amana Income Fund) and the Saturna Investment Trust. Saturna Investment Trust consists of six funds: Sextant Growth (domestic equities), Sextant International, (foreign stocks), Sextant Core (bonds and equities), Sextant Bond Income (long-term bonds), Sextant Short-Term Bond, and the Idaho Tax-Exempt Fund.

Saturna Capital also manages private accounts for families, businesses and endowments. Saturna Brokerage Services provides general discount brokerage services and underwrites the Saturna mutual funds. Saturna Trust Company, headquartered in Reno, NV, provides trust services to families, charities, trusts, estates and retirement plans, specializing in the administration of Islamic trust services.

The Mount Baker Theatre receives support from a Tourism Facilities Grant from the City of Bellingham. The Mount Baker Theatre is also supported, in part, by grants from Whatcom County, the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.