BOCA RATON — A $100 million renovation project for the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton just received its first capital donation — $5 million from local supporters of the arts.
The Edith and Martin Stein Family Foundation made the donation. The Steins were instrumental in creating the Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia and have contributed to the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Ballet Theatre, The Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation and other local nonprofits.
The renovated project will be dubbed the “Boca Raton Center for Arts and Innovation.” The work on the amphitheater portion of the project is tentatively expected to be complete by 2025, during the city’s 100-year anniversary.
Edith and Martin Stein moved to Boca Raton in 1990 from their native New Jersey, where they donated to the Jewish Federation of Middlesex County, Temple Emanuel, Embrace Kids Foundation and other organizations. Martin Stein died in 2017.
“If Martin was here, I believe he’d see the development of this center for the arts finally coming to fruition and say ‘my job here is done.’ It is truly a dream come true for us,” Edith Stein said.