The Hampton Roads Messenger
Crispus Attucks Cultural Center Receives Check from Wells Fargo Foundation
Foundation presented the Crispus Attucks Cultural
RISE! program with a check for $12,500. The donation was made on behalf of George Ball, Market Executive South Hampton Roads and Penny J. McPherson, Senior Community Development Officer with Wells Fargo.
“At Wells Fargo
we know we can only be as strong as the communities we serve, and we believe that by funding educational programs for the youth we are helping to create the community leaders of tomorrow,” said Ball. “Education in the performing arts will help these young leaders throughout their lives and Wells Fargo is happy to contribute to the type of growth opportunities that the RISE! program at Crispus Attucks Cultural Center provides.”
This summer, the RISE! program
engaged over 200 students throughout Hampton Roads, in a seven-week summer intensive program at the Attucks
Photo (L to R): RISE! students and staff members, Penny J. McPherson, Wells Fargo Senior Community Development Officer, Gail Easley, Executive Director, Crispus Attucks Cultural Center, and George Ball, Wells Fargo Market Executive South Hampton Roads. Photo by: Abhi Ahmadadeen
Theatre, culminating with student exhibitions and staged performances. RISE! provides multidisciplinary arts training as well as academic tutoring and college preparatory - all free of charge. “The timing of the generous
Virginia State University Gospel Chorale in Concert
Sun. 9/29 at 4p.m. Location:
First Baptist Church South Hill 3633 Galberry Road Chesapeake, VA 23323 757-545-0326
The Tidewater Chapter of the Virginia State University Alumni Association presents the award-winning Virginia State University Gospel Chorale in concert. Proceeds benefit the Tidewater Alumni Chapter Endowed Scholarship Fund which supports Hampton Roads students who attend Virginia State University. The Chorale recently performed on America's Got Talent.
gift is excellent,” stated Gail Easley, Executive Director, Crispus Attucks Cultural Center. “The Wells Fargo Foundation enables our organization to continue funding arts education programming designed to help
reinforce key educational concepts in a fun and effective way with an emphasis on math, science, writing, history, and health and character development. We are all very grateful for the gift”, she added.
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