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Arts Center receives grant from FCFP’s Waldron Memorial Fund

The Community Arts Center has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Waldron Memorial Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania.  The funds will go toward the 2022-23 Educational Series program at the CAC, specifically to assist the Muncy School District with busing students to attend matinees.

“We are incredibly appreciative of the generous support from the Waldron Memorial Fund,” said Jim Dougherty, executive director of the Community Arts Center. “This gift, and others like it, help to ensure the future of the Educational Series at the Community Arts Center, and guarantee the continuation of awe-inspiring performances and learning experiences for young minds throughout our area.”

Community Arts CenterThe Educational Series has been offered free to students since 2007, and serves nine school districts in Lycoming and Sullivan counties. All costs related to the program, artists’ fees, technical labor and busing are absorbed by the CAC.

“We are very grateful for this funding from the Waldron Memorial Fund,” said Ana Gonzalez-White, the CAC’s director of development. “It’s always exciting to be able to collaborate with the school districts to offer the students this curriculum-based arts programming.”

Funding for the educational programming is derived from various sources, including grants, individual donations, corporate sponsorships and Educational Improvement Tax Credit funds.

For more information about giving opportunities at the CAC, contact Gonzalez-White at 570-327-7657 or by email.

The CAC is a wholly owned subsidiary that merged with Penn College for administrative purposes July 1, 2021.

FCFP works to improve the quality of life in north-central Pennsylvania through community leadership, the promotion of philanthropy, the strengthening of nonprofit impact and the perpetual stewardship of charitable assets.

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