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Big Grant from SPAA

So far, the month of May has been a big one for the Phoenix Chorale. We closed our 2009-10 Season and our “$3Ok in 3ODays” campaign came to a close.

I’m happy to report that not only did we meet our goal of “$3Ok in 3ODays” but we surpassed it, raising $42,000!

On top of this, earlier this week, I had the privilege of accompanying our Executive Director Joel Rinsema and Board President Loral Deatherage in accepting a sizeable grant from the Sundome Performing Arts Association (SPAA) in the amount of $100,000!

This SPAA grant is one of 25 awards totaling $2 million presented to arts organizations primarily located in the northwest valley as part of SPAA’s “Grants for the Arts” program.

“Grants for the Arts” was purposed with building a lasting legacy for the northwest valley’s fine arts community and to fill the void left by the closing of the Sundome Center for the Performing Arts.

This is the largest grant we’ve ever received (I hope this becomes a trend!).

Only a few organizations outside of the northwest valley received grants including the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, Phoenix Opera, The Phoenix Symphony, Ballet Arizona and the Phoenix Chorale.

Read the article in the Arizona Republic here.