PHILADELPHIA, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Presser Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of grantees for Capital Support. These grants, totaling $715,000 this fiscal year, are designated for capital projects that advance the cause of music education or support music philanthropy. Capital projects include the construction of new facilities and the renovation or expansion of existing facilities. New this year is a Legacy Gift to honor the life and relationships of Mr. Theodore Presser. A $25,000 grant was given to University of Mount Union, where Mr. Presser attended and was an Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music.
Dr. Jeffrey Cornelius, Chair of the Capital Support Committee commented on these grants, "Theodore Presser's philanthropic vision guides the decisions of the Capital Support Committee of the Board of Trustees. From the many fine project applications we receive, we carefully select those most consistent with the funding guidelines of The Foundation, which stem directly from Mr. Presser's intentions. We are delighted with the quality of the proposals for which we are providing funding and to join with other funding sources of these organizations in seeing these projects come to reality."
2015-16 Capital Support Grantees (in alphabetical order)
Illinois Wesleyan University, Presser Hall
Kimmel Center, Inc. | Opera Philadelphia | Pennsylvania Ballet | The Philadelphia Orchestra, Academy of Music
Lebanon Valley College
The Mann Center*
Rider University, Westminster Choir College*
Temple University, Boyer College of Music and Dance*
University of Mount Union, Legacy Gift
University of the Arts
WCR Center for the Arts, Inc.*
*Previous Multi-Year Grantee
About The Presser Foundation
The Presser Foundation was established in 1939 under the Deeds of Trust and Will of the late Theodore Presser. It is one of the few private foundations in the United States dedicated solely to music education and music philanthropy. The Presser Foundation supports music performance and education through undergraduate and graduate scholar awards, operating and program support for music organizations, capital grants for music building projects, and assistance to retired music teachers. More information on the Foundation's grant making activity can be found on it's website www.presserfoundation.org.
Contact: Teresa Araco Rodgers
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