PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Presser Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of twelve new Special Projects totaling $259,500 in both single year and multiple year grants. These grants are in addition to multi-year commitments to The Philadelphia Orchestra and Bucks County Choral Society, totaling $54,100. Peter Burwasser, Chair of the Special Projects Committee, commented, "Philadelphia has one of the most vibrant music scenes in the country, and we at the Presser Foundation are both proud and privileged to play such a vital part in supporting this rich community."
Special Project Grants: (in alphabetical order)
- Astral Artists, Inc.
- Chester Children's Chorus
- Choir School of Delaware
- Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
- Network for New Music
- Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
- Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus
- PRISM Quarter, Inc.
- Relache, Inc.
- The Bach Choir of Bethlehem
- The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
More information on the Foundation's grant making activity can be found on its website www.presserfoundation.org.
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 a broad range of classical symphonic, chamber, choral and vocal music performance and education through general operating and program grants to music organizations; capital grants for music building projects; undergraduate and graduate student awards; and assistance to retired music teachers. Much of the grant making focus of the Foundation is on organizations and institutions in the 75-mile radius surrounding Center City Philadelphia.
Contact: Teresa Araco Rodgers
SOURCE The Presser Foundation