NEWS & PRESS

GIVE SMART IN 2021: The Consolidated Appropriations Act and Other Creative Ways to Benefit by Giving

Thank you for your support of the Van Wezel Foundation. While health and wellbeing of our family and loved ones is our top priority, our office is open as a resource for donors considering making an impact and taking advantage of tax savings this year. The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) replaces the expired CARES Act, …

INSPIRING ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAMS SERVE OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY

Now more than ever, students need our support to thrive in these uncertain times. Throughout the year, school districts, early learning centers and community partners have had to pivot to adapt to virtual and in-classroom learning in a COVID world. Through it all, arts education and integration programs from the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall …

Donor Spotlight: Meet Vern and Liliana Chalfant

Philanthropists Vern and Liliana Chalfant are champions of the performing arts and arts education throughout our community. In addition, Vern serves as a board member of the Van Wezel Foundation, chairs the Foundation’s Finance Committee and sits on the Strategic Planning Committee. Their passion for the arts and making a difference in our community has …

Van Wezel Foundation Philanthropists Vern and Liliana Chalfant Issue $50,000 CHALFANT CHALLENGE

Challenge to engage new donors to fulfill the Foundation’s mission The Van Wezel Foundation kicks off its year-end giving season with a $50,000 challenge from philanthropists, Vern and Liliana Chalfant, who share a passion for arts education and integration to enhance learning. The Chalfant’s are also deeply committed to the vision of a new Sarasota …

VAN WEZEL FOUNDATION SPONSORS VIRTUAL RESIDENCY FOR KENNEDY CENTER CITIZEN ARTIST OLMECA

Educator curriculum to emphasize cultural diversity and inclusion through the arts The Van Wezel Foundation and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall are pleased to announce a multifaceted arts-based approach to increase culturally relevant education and engagement for students, teachers and families. The initiative, which brings together school districts, community partners and arts educators, will …

Virtual Visits Reach More Children than Ever Before

Van Wezel Teaching Artists are hosting live Virtual Visits through Zoom with lessons that integrate learning a new art skill in connection with a core subject. In our community , Virtual Visits are offered to schools across four counties, after school programs and social service organizations serving PreK – grade 12 students. Free for everyone, …

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