MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING EQUAL ACCESS TO THE ARTS FOR ALL CHILDREN

School arts programs have weathered a great storm for years. Today, only 1 out of 5 urban kids has access to high quality arts programs, and afterschool lessons can cost as much as $1,000 per semester. That means that low-to-moderate income families are left out in the cold, and their kids don’t get the leg up towards college and career that a creative education offers.

The Institute is now serving more than 600 of these families from a five-county area each year, at an annual cost of over $650,000.

Your contribution can:

  • Help us purchase and maintain quality instruments for our students to learn on
  • Contribute to our supplies and equipment inventory including music stands, art supplies, dance equipment, microphones and more.
  • Provide a Harmony Scholarship for a child to attend a group class or to attend summer camp
  • Donate to our Endowment Fund and make a long-term investment in the Institutes future.

Here’s how it works: our families start the process, supporting their kids with more than 25% of program costs. Our Board of Trustees and staff meet them with a comprehensive fundraising effort that adds 60% from a broad coalition of government, foundation and business partners.

Your gift to the Institute helps us meet our goal, creating amazing arts experiences that develop personal and community potential.

 

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That’s a partnership. That’s neighbors looking out for each other. That’s the Institute at work.

 

Make a gift to the Institute today!

The Institute has transformed my life and the life of my family.
Natalie, an Institute Parent


The Institute is truly a model community arts education organization.
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation


“[The Institute] has helped me grow in a way never thought was in me. I was told to never give up.
Institute Student Katelyn

 

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