Below is a list of the six grant recipients and the arts programs the grants will be funding:
The Allamuchy Township Education Foundation will receive $2,500 to improve the sound system and projector used for the drama program and other programs that utilize the stage area. Additionally, the funds will provide better access to the stage through the purchase of a new mixing board, wireless microphones, projector and stage steps. This project will benefit all 450 students in Allamuchy Township School.
The Branchburg Education Foundation will receive $2,500 to improve the quality of educational performing arts programs at Stony Brook School through the purchase of a new sound system for the multi-purpose room. This project will benefit 325 students in the various performing arts programs.
The Freehold Borough Education Foundation will receive $1,472 to provide a rare experiential opportunity to attend a concert by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra during school hours for the 102 students who participate in performing arts ensembles. For a majority of the students, this will be their first time seeing a live, professional musical production.
The Foundation for Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Schools will receive $5,000 to increase participation in the instrumental music program for students with financial need through the purchase of musical instruments. This project will benefit approximately 275 students (representing 6% of the total student population).
The Roosevelt Public School Education Foundation will receive $4,988.45 to enhance the studio art program for students in Grades 1-6 through the purchase of a kiln and ceramic and pottery supplies. This project will benefit approximately 80% of the total student population.
The Trenton Public Education Foundation will receive $1,539.55 to enable the students and faculty of the Performing and Visual Arts Academy at Trenton Central High School to stage higher quality productions through the purchase of a production toolkit.
In May of 2013, NJEFP partnered with Mr. Luke Tyler, Founder & CEO of Simplicity Title, who sponsored the 1st annual Toby Tyler Golf Invitational to raise money for fine and performing arts programs in New Jersey’s public schools. Luke sponsored the golf event to further his father’s vision and to honor the 20th anniversary of his passing. Luke’s father, Toby Tyler, was an accomplished leader in business and education. He served on his local board of education and worked closely with the local ARC. Toby firmly believed in the importance of education for all children and was a visionary for education reform.