Arts Guild Receives Grants

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RAHWAY – Arts Guild New Jersey has recently received a $10,000 grant from the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey that will fund general operating expenses.

“This grant from the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey will enable Arts Guild New Jersey (formerly The Arts Guild of Rahway) to continue our important work in the presentation of visual arts and art education,” said Lawrence Cappiello, executive director of Arts Guild New Jersey.  “We are extremely grateful to Horizon Foundation for New Jersey for their recognition of the quality and quantity of the arts programs at the Arts Guild.  Their general operating support grant will help us to meet the expenses for staffing and management that allow us to continue our work in arts programming this year.”

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“We are delighted to partner with Arts Guild New Jersey,” said Lawrence Altman, executive director of the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.  “The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is dedicated to supporting charitable organizations making an impact in the lives of people across New Jersey.”

The Board of Trustees of Arts Guild of New Jersey also received a contribution of $3,500 from RSI Bank of Rahway for 2010 expenses.  The donation was approved by the bank’s Board of Directors and presented by Greg Trowbridge, vice president for operations to Lawrence Cappiello, the Executive Director of the Arts Guild.

Ronald McDonald House Charities / New York Tri-State Area Chapter has contributed $6,700 to Arts Guild New Jersey for the Pre-K Art Education Program which is taking place this year in the four elementary schools in the Rahway Public School District.  The Pre-K Art Ed Program, which began in 2007, provides weekly art instruction to the 4- and 5-year-old children in the Rahway Pre-K classes.

During the 2010-2011 school year, Arts Guild New Jersey will provide Pre-K art instruction on a weekly basis for 20 weeks thanks to grants from Ronald McDonald House Charities ($6,700), Turrell Fund ($3,000), and Target ($2,000).  The Arts Guild has also received a 2010 HEART Grant (History, Arts, Education Reaching Thousands) for $2,500 from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.  This grant is administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.

Lawrence Cappiello, Executive Director, Arts Guild New Jersey receives a check from RSI Vice President, Greg Trowbridge.


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