Van Wezel Foundation Receives $10,000 Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation

SARASOTA, September 24, 2020 – The Van Wezel Foundation has received a $10,000 leverage grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation to support a year-long culturally responsive arts education initiative to meet the needs and unique challenges educators face this academic year. Together with the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s Arts Education Department, the Van Wezel …

Invest in Virtual Schooltime Performances – the Opportunities for Learning are Limitless

$25,000 Matching Grant Doubles Your Impact Back in March, Sophia had to finish out her school year with online learning at home because of COVID-19. And because of donors like you, Sophia got to enjoy dozens of virtual Artworks Anywhere lessons taught by Van Wezel teaching artists. Sophia learned important lessons about confidence, empathy, and …

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

Donor generosity creates lasting impact for children, families and educators. SARASOTA, September 15, 2020 – 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 …

How Shopping with AmazonSmile Supports Van Wezel Foundation

Did you know that shopping with AmazonSmile that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchase to the Van Wezel Foundation?  Yep that’s right.  By doing your normal Amazon online shopping, you can donate to the Van Wezel Foundation at no additional costs to you.  Let’s dive into more on how AmazonSmile works. …

Van Wezel Foundation Contributes $575,000 in Grants through the Generosity of Donors and Community Investors

Van Wezel Foundation Contributes $575,000 in Grants “We are incredibly fortunate that our supporters recognize that investing in arts education is essential to shaping the fabric of a child’s life.” –Cheryl Mendelson, CEO, Van Wezel Foundation. The Van Wezel Foundation provided philanthropic grants totaling $575,000 during its fiscal year 2020 to underwrite arts education and …

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