Showcase House for the Arts Awards $590,000 to Nonprofits and Schools

Schools and nonprofit organizations were among the 63 recipients who received grants totaling $590,000 from the Gifts and Grants program of Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts. This year’s monies will support music education, school music programs, instruments, music therapy and the underwriting of concerts, as well as the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.
“It is very rewarding to be able to support these wonderful and dedicated nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to supporting music and the arts, especially to children and young adults, and to many underserved areas of our local communities,” said Gifts and Grants chair Judee Welch.
Pasadena-based organizations, which financially benefitted from PSHA, included Blair Middle and High School, Foothill Family, Frostig Center, Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, Hillsides, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus of Pasadena, Marshall Fundamental School Music Boosters, Marshall Fundamental Secondary High School Orchestra, Pasadena Arts Council, Pasadena Community Orchestra Foundation, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Pasadena Senior Center, Pasadena Symphony Association, Professional Child Development Associates, Villa Esperanza Services, Washington STEAM Magnet Academy and Wilson Middle School.
The group of about 120 representing the organizations gathered at the 2017 Showcase House of Design Restaurant. Welch, with the help of member Marilyn Anderson, the benefit chair for the 2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design, presented each recipient with a certificate and a check for their project. A representative from each organization spoke about how the funds will be used. President Lynn Mehl congratulated the winners for bringing music directly to the community.
Funding for the PSHA’s Gifts and Grants program come from ticket sales, purchases at the Shops at Showcase, and proceeds from the Showcase Restaurant at the Pasadena Showcase House of Design.
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts supports local music education with one of the nation’s oldest and most successful house and garden tours. Through broad community support over the past 52 years of its annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design, PSHA has donated more than $21 million to community music education programs. The all-volunteer, nonprofit organization was founded in 1948.

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