“Generous grants from the Willian R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust* and the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties† will bolster our ongoing efforts to ensure that Palm Beach County communities, schools and families are enriched by art and culture,” said Rena Blades, CEO of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. “We are extremely grateful for this support.”
|The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is located in Downtown Lake Worth, 601 Lake Ave. Plenty of free parking nearby. Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00–5:00.|
Lake Worth, March 22 – The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two grants to help support its work in making art and culture accessible throughout the county.
“The Kenan Charitable Trust is happy to support the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s mission to nurture and promote the arts and art education across Palm Beach County. We are especially pleased at the partnerships that the Council has forged among the arts, the hospitality industry and locally-based businesses to enhance quality of life in the county,” said Douglas Zinn, executive director of The Kenan Charitable Trust.
“The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is focused on its goal to endow the future of its local nonprofits. A matching challenge like this one provides our partners like the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County with future stability and a foundation from which to grow – one not contingent on the success of current or future fundraising efforts,” said Brad Hurlburt, president and CEO at the Community Foundation.
The Cultural Council presents exhibitions featuring Palm Beach County artists and provides additional programming at its headquarters in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building, an iconic Streamline Moderne former movie theater in Downtown Lake Worth. Also at the Cultural Council headquarters are the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store featuring products by Palm Beach County artists and the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Information Center, a VISIT FLORIDA designated Florida Certified Tourism Information Center.
*The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust is named for William R. Kenan Jr., a chemical engineer. As brother-in-law to Henry M. Flagler, Mr. Kenan established a strong interest in Florida and spent the majority of his later years in the state. Mr. Kenan also served for many years as president of the Florida East Coast Railway and the Florida East Coast Hotel Company. Following Mr. Kenan's death in 1965, a major portion of his estate was used to establish the Trust.
†The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is one of Florida’s largest community foundations, an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. The nonprofit organization has provided nearly $129 million in grants and scholarships over its 44-year history.