Family Foundation grants $1.1 million to Earlham College to create performing arts center
August 21, 2013
Expanding the performing arts is something that is important to many people across the country. That being said, when budget cuts and other financial reductions are necessary, they are among the first programs to go, because some leaders don't see them as necessary.
That may not be the case in Richmond, Ind., where a $1.1 million gift from the Paul and Pat Lingle Family Foundation will allow for the expansion of the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts at Earlham College. This money will go toward the construction of a new recital and rehearsal facility, the Lingle Music Hall.
"The gift also says to those who come to Earlham from all over the world, that Richmond and Wayne County welcome them to this place in Indiana and that leading community members want to offer something important to them," said Earlham President David Dawson.
Dawson also pointed out that neither Paul nor Pat Lingle are alumni, so the gift is a testament to the significance of the college community to the surrounding area.
The Paul and Pat Lingle Foundation is heavily involved in improving many college campuses across the United States. For instance, the organization contributed $10,000 to the Stamm Koechlein Family Foundation, which then went to support the Communities In Schools of Wayne County during the 2011-2012 school year.
Foundations that support nonprofit programs year-round can use grant management software to help board members and accountants track funds and recipients as awards are allocated.