Loeb Trust Grant benefits Growing Up Artfully program



FLINT — The Stella and Frederick S. Loeb Charitable Trust, administered by FirstMerit Private Bank, has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Flint Cultural Center Corporation (FCCC) for its twelfth annual Growing Up Artfully fundraising event. Proceeds from Growing Up Artfully will provide subsidized tickets and outreach activities for underserved area youth.

These young people will enjoy a variety of artistic and musical performances, educational classes, and handson activities provided by Longway Planetarium, Sloan Museum, and The Whiting. Schools and organizations that have taken advantage of this program in recent years include the Flint Community Schools, Beecher Community Schools, Michigan School for the Deaf, Flint School of Performing Arts, Hurley Medical Center, Nina’s Place Transitional Living Center, Flint’s Creative Expressions Dance Studio, Genesee County special education programs, and area human service agencies.

Growing Up Artfully will take place on June 4, from 5:30-9 p.m. in The Whiting, Sloan Museum, and Longway Planetarium for a ‘Behind The Scenes” evening with dinner provided by Redwood Steakhouse.

Details: Call 810-237- 7336 or email: development@fcccorp.org. Tickets may also be purchased on line at: fccc.org/Events/GUA.asp. Jody Blackburn, FCCC Chief Operating Officer said, “The Loeb Trust’s generous support for our Growing Up Artfully event provides critical resources for the event itself, and more importantly, for the engagement programs administered by Sloan Longway and The Whiting. It is through this support that we are able to continue, and indeed expand, these programs for our community. We are extremely grateful for the leadership shown by The Loeb Trust in sponsoring these vital initiatives for Flint area youth”

The Stella and Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust, established in 1991, is designed to enhance the lives of children throughout the Flint Community. Grant requests received are reviewed by a committee on a quarterly basis. Prior to passing, both Stella and Frederick were active members of the Flint Community.

The Flint Cultural Center Corporation is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering cultural activity and community vitality through history, science and the arts. Its vision is to position the Flint Cultural Center as the premier regional destination, educational resource, and entertainment venue for history, science and the arts. In addition to maintaining the buildings and grounds, the FCCC operates and governs its member organizations: Longway Planetarium, Sloan Museum and The Whiting and coordinates campus-wide activities, programs and events. — G.G.

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