BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — The nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation is honored to announce that the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation — whose mission is to enhance the quality of life of Oregonians through the support of classroom education and the performing, visual, and literary arts — awarded the Tower a $40,000 grant.
Like the nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation, The Miller Foundation envisions an Oregon where the arts thrive in supportive communities and effective classrooms.
“These funds bring the Tower Foundation’s Resiliency Campaign total to $196,000. “We are now 85% of the way to our goal of $230,000,” observed Lisa Vann, Director of Community Engagement. “We are extremely grateful for all contributions, big and small, to help sustain the future of the Tower and performing arts in Central Oregon.”
In addition, The Tower’s educational program, LessonPLAN, has partnered with Theaterworks USA to bring diverse, transformative theatrical experiences into every home and classroom across our region via TWUSA.TV.
Says Director of Education Dani Wyeth, “Over the past ten years, LessonPLAN has presented numerous live performances from New York City-based Theaterworks at the Tower and in many schools across Central Oregon. This great relationship has allowed us the opportunity to once again bring art, culture, and creativity to the young minds in our area helping fill an educational gap created by the pandemic.”