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Mend, Build & Grow: Supporting the Arts
I am often asked, “Why should I give to the arts?” In an age where the Arts are the first to be on the financial chopping block, I often feel like I am in a full-time culture battle. It is hard to measure, to hold, to evaluate, or to truly know the impact the arts will have on someone.
If I asked you, “What is your favorite band?” Some warm glow might rush over you. You would become enthusiastic, and remember the first time you heard this band, how you felt. If I asked if you had taken dance classes as a child, you might remember the smell of the studio, your first recital, the way your mind had to work to learn a combination. How can we measure what these artistic activities inspired you to do, how they influenced your personality, or how they shaped your decision-making skills. Continue Reading.