Van Wezel Foundation Grants $575,000 for Arts Education in Fiscal Year 2020

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In celebration of Arts in Education Week, the Van Wezel Foundation is pleased to announce that in fiscal year 2020, $575,000 was granted to support arts education and integration programming, touching the lives of 35,000 children, educators and families across the Suncoast. In response to COVID-19, the Foundation provided the seed funding to establish and continue to provide on-going support for Artworks Anywhere, a program from the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Education Department that delivers remote learning opportunities to students, families, educators, early learning centers and school districts These grants were made possible through the generosity of individual, corporate and foundation donors whose annual support brings the Foundation's mission to life. "The Van Wezel Foundation is fueled by the power of our community's commitment to philanthropy," noted Cheryl Mendelson, CEO of the Van Wezel Foundation. "We are incredibly fortunate that despite the overwhelming challenges due to the global pandemic, our supporters recognize that investing in arts education is essential to shaping the fabric of a child's life." 

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