Saban Center News
March 30, 2023

Saban Center Announces Five New Major Partnerships


Saban Center is proud to announce five major partnerships with Alabama Power Foundation, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Mercedes-Benz, Parker Towing and The University of Alabama. These partnerships will help fulfill Saban Center’s promise of building an innovative campus for education training, arts participation and academic support for residents across the Southeast.

“Saban Center’s mission of revolutionizing STEM and performing arts programs for children across the state would not be possible without the terrific partners we have added today,” said Terry Saban. “Thanks to their generosity, we are another massive step forward toward realizing our goal.” 

This exciting announcement comes on the heels of the partnership announcement with the Alabama State Department of Education to create a STEM hub that will not only deliver immersive STEM education to children, but also provide workforce development opportunities to educators.

“Coca-Cola is excited to be a part of Saban Center, which will undoubtedly continue to transform Tuscaloosa for generations to come,” said Mike Suco, president and CEO of Coca-Cola UNITED, the Alabama-based bottling company that includes Tuscaloosa Coca-Cola. “We are honored to join with the University of Alabama, other leading businesses, the city and state, and of course the Saban family, in investing in this innovative educational initiative.

“We are thrilled to partner with Saban Center as part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the local community,” stated Alison Phillips, spokesperson for Parker Towing Company. “We believe Saban Center will be the leading institute for STEM education and performing arts for the state of Alabama. This collaboration will enable us to work together to build a brighter, more prosperous future for our community.”

“The University of Alabama is proud to collaborate with Saban Center and the City of Tuscaloosa,” said UA President Stuart R. Bell. “The initiative will extend UA’s outreach to K–12 students as part of the Capstone’s teaching, research and service mission, and the Center will enhance STEM education in our state for children who will one day be professionals in our communities.”

Saban Center looks to revolutionize arts participation and academic support for teachers and families alike. From child-led theater productions to robotics sports labs, Saban Center will be Alabama’s hub for education, discovery and innovation.