In brief: Arts fund raised half a million dollars
The Harrisburg-based Cultural Enrichment Fund recently announced it raised $514,016 from area businesses and individuals.
The money will go toward local art and cultural organizations, according to a news release.
"I was amazed by the breadth and support for arts in the capital region," said Taylor Ranker, campaign chairman and owner and vice president of Ranker-Hanshaw Wealth Management in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County. "Even though our campaign got off to a slow start due to the fall flooding, we were able to make up ground and close a successful campaign."
The board of directors and 85 volunteers worked on the campaign, the release stated.
Funds will be allocated to the following organizations:
• Art Association of Harrisburg, based in Harrisburg, $15,743.
• Arts for All Initiative (grants pending), based in Harrisburg, $25,000.
• Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz Inc., based in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, $11,445.
• Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, based in Carlisle, $50,493.
• Danzante, based in Harrisburg, $4,037.
• Gamut Theatre Group, based in Harrisburg, $13,471.
• Harrisburg Symphony Association, based in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, $78,753.
• Market Square Concerts, based in Harrisburg, $9,436.
• Ngozi Inc., based in Harrisburg, $2,813.
• Open Stage of Harrisburg, based in Harrisburg, $19,155.
• Susquehanna Art Museum, based in Harrisburg, $17,404.
• Susquehanna Chorale, based in Derry Township, Dauphin County, $7,393.
• Theatre Harrisburg, based in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, $21,568.
• Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, based in Harrisburg, $24,236.
Applications are being accepted for the Arts for All Initiative fund through May 15 and can be found at www.culturalenrichmentfund.org.