Donation from Peoples Security Bank & Trust received as part of EITC program
In December 2018, Danielle Kulnis, Vice President of Private Banking, for Peoples Security Bank & Trust recently presented a $2,000 check to the Charter Arts Foundation as part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.
Grant received for Documentary Project
In the spring of 2018, Charter Arts’ Executive Director, Diane LaBelle, faculty member, Damian Righi, and two students from the Broadcast Production class were presented with a check from Megan Briggs, Director of Community Investments for the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, to help fund a documentary about the Fukushima disaster of 2011.
The disaster was the result of an earthquake and tsunami that caused mass devastation in the area around the Daiichi nuclear power plant campus run by Tepco, the Japanese state run power utility company. Last year, Charter Arts Media Arts students in the Broadcast Production classes began investigating just what has transpired since reactors at the plant were destroyed.
Charter Arts Foundation receives R.K. Laros Foundation Grant
On January 12, 2018, representatives from the R.K. Laros Foundation presented a $15,000 check to Debra Storm of the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) to be used for the establishment of an ensemble practice room in the school’s music department and to support the final stage of the Charter Arts Foundation’s capital campaign, which funded the construction of the school’s current facility at 321 East 3rd Street in Bethlehem.
“The arts are something that our foundation has always supported; and we are thrilled, for the first time, to award a grant to Charter Arts,” says Laura Bennett Shelton, Vice Chair of the R.K. Laros Foundation.
“The Charter Arts Foundation is thrilled to receive a grant from the R.K Laros in support of our school’s music programs and to help us complete our capital campaign, ” says Debra Storm, Charter Arts’ Director of Institutional Advancement. “Ensemble practice rooms provide the essential technology and equipment that our students need to support their music education. In addition, receiving this gift from a well-respected organization like the R.K. Laros Foundation, which has made considerable investments in Bethlehem, is even more meaningful and profound.”
This grant was one of twelve grants awarded recently by the R.K Laros Foundation, established in 1952 by Laros Silk Mill founder and owner R. K. Laros and his wife Helen.
Charter Arts Foundation receives EITC Grants
The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts Foundation is pleased to announce the receipt of three grants from the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.
Charter Arts Foundation receives Keystone Savings Grant
In December, the Keystone Savings Foundation awarded the Charter Arts Foundation a $15,000 grant to support the Charter Arts Foundation’s capital campaign.