Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Merrimack Hall Receives Funding

We were so honored and humbled to receive a First Tier Grant from the Jane K. Lowe Charitable Foundation! This foundation, established by the late Jane Lowe, accepts grants from Madison County-based non-profit organizations. This year, they received more than 80 requests for funding and selected only 3 organizations to receive a First Tier Grant. Several other organizations received Second and Third Tier Grants, but we were one of only 3 to get $100,000.00 from the Foundation.

The money has been allocated for the purchase of a grand piano and a video projection system for the theatre. We will also be using these funds to start a ballet class for children with physical disabilities. We are working with United Cerebral Palsy to train our teachers and volunteers for this program. We believe that every little girl should be able to wear a tutu and be a ballerina if she wants to!

Many thanks to the Jane K. Lowe Charitable Foundation for believing in us!

1 comment:

Eugene Banks said...

This is fantastic. Congratulations on your selection. The teaching portion is a great addition. Having taught improv workshops here and at the state wide Alabama Educational Theatre Association, it becomes so rewarding to see talent develop and go forward. Thank you for all you guys do.