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Published Date: December 1, 2002

Education Programs Funded by Dater Foundation

The Charles H. Dater Foundation awarded the Taft Museum of Art agrant of $40,000 to support educational programming.

The grant will help fund acclaimed programs such as Artists Reaching Classrooms, Galleries on the Go, Families Create!, Taft Tuesdays for Teachers, and Theatre IV productions presented by the museum.

"We are fortunate to have the support of a funder with a keen understanding of our mission and goals,: offered Abby Schwartz, curator of education. "With this support, the Museum can sustain and exceed the level of community involvement we established last fiscal year."

"The Taft Museum of Art is a true gem in the Queen City's crown," said David L. Olberding, president of the Dater Foundation. "Foundation board members and officers have had the opportunity to observe past grant dollars at work first hand, and the excitement on the faces of young people involved in these programs is testimony to the Meseum's impact on our community."

In addition to providing operating and project support to the Museum since 1996, the Dater Foundation is funding the creation of the Dater Education Room, a permanent classroom and studio that will make its debut in the renovated Museum. This $500,000 gift is the largest single grant made by the Dater Foundation.

Established in 1985, the Charles H. Dater Foundation makes grants to non-profitorganizations in the Greater Cincinnati area to carry out programs that benefit children and focus in the areas of arts/culture, education, healthcare, social services, and other community needs. To date, the Dater Foundation has made more than 1,100 grants totaling more than $17 million.

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