The ACP Facilities Reserve Fund was established in 2012 to address both anticipated and unexpected maintenance costs of the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts. This fund goes a long way toward helping us maintain professional space for our classes, exhibitions, performances, and private rental parties and meetings. It is waiting to be named by a Guardian Angel, but open for contributions at any level.
Anne Reeves Fund for Community Arts Initiatives and Artist-In Residence Program includes exhibitions, performances and educational programs in partnership with resident and visiting professional artists. Many of these programs are new initiatives designed specifically for the Arts Council’s constituency.
Arts in Healthcare Fund supports Creative Aging, Art Techniques for Caregivers, artists at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro and other Arts Council programs supporting people with disabilities and special needs. The fund was launched in 2013 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) with “Feel Good Felting,” a workshop specifically designed for breast cancer patients, survivors and supporters. This workshop was the pilot program for a series of related workshops offered at the Robeson Center and other locations in the area. Heartfelt thanks to Liz & Reid Murray and Debbie Schaeffer & Steve Ritzau for kick-starting the fund.
The Arts Vision Award was conceived of in 2005, after the Arts Council of Princeton honored founding director Anne Reeves, for her vision in establishing the Arts Council’s downtown arts center. The Arts Vision Award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and vision for the arts in the Princeton community.
The Kristina Johnson Memorial Fund was established in honor of lawyer, art collector and lover of life and all that life had to offer, Kristina Barbara Johnson. Kristina, who passed away in April 2013, served on the Arts Council of Princeton’s Board of Trustees and co-chaired the ACP’s Capital Campaign. The Kristina Johnson Library, housed in the Paul Robeson Center’s Communiversity Room, features an extensive collection of art books and serves as a place for students and instructors to find inspiration as well as a casual gathering place to sit and chat about making art. Contributions to this fund support the Kristina Johnson Pop-Up Studio at the Princeton Shopping Center. The space is currently used for classes, workshops, outreach programs and performances.
The George Dale Scholarship Fund specifically provides children in the Witherspoon-Jackson Neighborhood with scholarships for Arts Council classes, camps, and workshops.
The Goldberg Fund supports the Goldberg Lectures in Architecture series, established in memory of David R. Goldberg. In 2008, Bunny & Marv Goldberg generously established the fund and annual lecture in memory of their son, David, with an inaugural lecture by Michael Graves.
Howard B. Waxwood Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for students of all ages for classes, camps, and workshops. Howard was the son of Howard Benedict Waxwood I and was one of the first African-Americans to graduate from Princeton High School. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1926 and in 1947 became the principal of the first integrated elementary school in Princeton, which is now the John Witherspoon Middle School.
The Lonni Sue Johnson Fund for Arts Education was established in honor of the accomplished artist and illustrator, Lonni Sue Johnson, who created signature designs for the Arts Council of Princeton in her early career. This is a forward-looking fund, designed to ensure the continued role of the Arts Council in providing quality arts education programming in our community.
Bruce Berenson Fund for Photography was established in 2010 in memory of long-time ACP instructor Bruce Berenson. Donations to this fund are dedicated to support, promote and broaden the photography program. Initiatives include an annual scholarship for a beginning photography student and expansion of the photography curriculum.
The Laura Wooten Fund was established in 2011 on the occasion of Laura Wooten’s 90th birthday in honor of her long-time civic commitment, as well as her generosity of spirit and greatness of heart. Laura has been a resident of the greater Princeton area for more than eighty-six years. She has worked the election polls in Princeton and Lawrenceville for more than seventy years, dating all the way back to when the election center was in the building that is now the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.