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Assisting Title I Schools to Experience the Arts

Now, more than ever, numerous barriers prevent access to the arts. Whether it be the cost of admission or round-trip bus transportation, many of Georgia’s Title I schools struggle to provide experiential learning opportunities to their K-12 students. In line with our Mission and Vision, ArtsBridge Foundation founded the Adopt-A-School program to help remove barriers and provide access to the arts.

 

Adopt-A-School began with an inaugural donation in 2015 from the law firm of Wilson, Brock & Irby, LLC. Grades 3 through 5 – 350 students and their teachers – were able to attend a one-hour performance at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Per Larry M. Dingle, Esq., Counsel at Wilson, Brock & Irby, LLC, “We are so pleased to be able to bring the wonderful arts programs that ArtsBridge provides to the students of our Atlanta metropolitan area to Fickett Elementary. We hope that by kicking-off this important program we will inspire additional donors – both corporations and individuals – to join us in giving more deserving students access to ArtsBridge performances.”

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“When the students returned to the school they were still excited about their field trip to Cobb Energy Centre and seeing Schoolhouse Rock Live! Additionally, they were able to connect what they are learning in school with the songs! I am very appreciative to Wilson, Brock, and Irby for creating the "bridge" with ArtsBridge Foundation and making this positive arts educational experience possible for every 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade student at Fickett."

- Cheryl Twyman, Principal of Fickett Elementary School, 2015 (first Adopt-A-School recipient)

For more information on how you can support this vital program, click on the button below or contact Jennifer D. Dobbs, Executive Director, at 770.916.2803 or jdobbs@artsbridgega.org.

Thank you to our Adopt-A-School Sponsors!

Charlie & Yetty Arp
Todd & Ann Ballantine
Julian Bene
Michael Boyce
BrandBank
William Brantley
Ron & Gayle Breakstone
Jimmy & Helen Carlos
Ned & Betty Case
Bruce & Mary Clayton
Bruce & Sylvia Dick
Larry Dingle
Randy Donaldson
Ed Voyles Automotive Group
The Eliot J. Garber Foundation
Jeff Elliot
Brenda & Philip Etheridge
Howard & Ellen Feinsand
Chris Galla

Nancy Gault
Paul & Morria Goggin
Fred & Lynna Hanna
Drew Horner
Mark Jacobson
Peter G. Kessenich Sr.
Kenneth T. Kingery
Barbara Kornblitt
Bill & Debbie Liss
Alan Martin
Christopher McCarthy
Kyle Moon
Christine Nix
April Orcutt
Alex Paulson
Benjamin & Christine Phelps
Larry & Sandra Prince
Bob & Jenny Pruitt
Publix Super Markets Charities
Regions Bank

Nigel* & Clare Richardson
Rotary Club of Vinings
Sid Roy
Earl Smith
Naomi Smith
John & Karen Spiegel
David & Michele Swann
Synovus Foundation
Michael Taormina
The Velardi Family Foundation
Terri Theisen
Ben B. Voyles
Robert Voyles
Jack & Jean Ward
Denice M. Wetzel
Cynthia Widner Wall
Yardy & Barbara Williams
Wilson, Brock & Irby, LLC

*Deceased
 

This list reflects gifts as of September 30, 2021. If you do not see your name or are listed incorrectly, we apologize. Please contact us at 770.916.2817 to correct for corrections.

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