Below are our Memorial Gifts and Special Funds.
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The Michael Graves 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 Kristina Johnson Memorial Fund was established in honor of lawyer, art collector and lover of life, 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, 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 the Kristina Johnson fund support ACP studio spaces.
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.
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