TULLAHOMA FINE ARTS CENTER
Walmart Awards Grant To Tullahoma Arts Center
The Walmart Foundation has offered the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center a $1000 Cultural Education Grant.
According to TFAC, the grant will be used to purchase supplies and cover tuition costs for young people who would otherwise be unable to participate in TFAC programming.
“At Walmart, we believe in taking care of our neighbors and our communities,” said Leslie Dach, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Walmart. “We have a responsibility to do what we can to give them better options and better lives.”
“One way we can do that is through our giving, and we’ve tried to step up in a big way,” Dach continued. “We are using our size and the unique strengths of our business to address the issues that enable us to have the most impact in communities around the world.”
According to WalMart, during the last fiscal year, the foundation gave more than $1 billion in cash and in-kind contributions, making it the first U.S. retailer to achieve that level of giving.
TFAC is currently scheduling summer classes, which will rely on this newly secured funding.
If you know young people who would like to take advantage of this opportunity, call the center at (931) 455-1234.
TFAC is located at 401 South Jackson Street, directly across the street from the South Jackson Civic Center. It is currently showing the American Watercolor Society’s Traveling Exhibition through May 11.
“We’re extremely grateful and humbled that the WalMart Foundation has chosen to recognize and invest in our social, economic and cultural value to the community," said TFAC executive director Annie Rone. "It’s especially meaningful when we receive similar support from local citizens and businesses. In light of this grant, we challenge our community members to thank the WalMart Foundation by also stepping up and matching the investment! Every $1000 dollar donation allows us to offer 4 classes and reach 160 students. We also welcome direct in-kind donations of class supplies. “
Anyone wishing to gift-match the WalMart Foundation’s contribution, set up similar scholarships or donate class supplies is encouraged to contact the center’s resource development director, Robert Allen, at (931) 455-1234.