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Fine Line Creative Arts Center Receives $9.5K Grant

For further information:
Lynn Caldwell, Executive Director
Fine Line Creative Arts Center
6N158 Crane Road
St. Charles, IL 60175
(630) 584-9443
lynn@fineline.org

The Fine Line Creative Arts Center community and artists would like to recognize the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley for recently awarding a $9500 grant to the Fine Line Creative Arts Center to purchase and install new exterior doors for both the Kavanagh Building and Twin Silo’s Barn Building at 6N158 Crane Road in St. Charles, IL.

The generous donation by the Foundation will allow the Fine Line to update the property and provide students with easier accessibility to the studios and increased security after hours.

The Fine Line is one of only a few regional art centers in this country providing quality art education to promote exposure, expression and the celebration of art. Our goal is to nurture the creative spirit in an inspirational natural setting which engenders a sense of community. At the Fine Line, internationally known artists teach a variety of workshops, the membership draws from the Chicago area and surrounding states. There are as many as 1,100 students a year, a teaching staff of 37-plus and well over 200 class offerings a year and the center is run almost entirely by volunteers.

This generous donation is a great example of giving exercised by the Community Foundation. This grant of $9500 in addition to the $4900 grant received in 2007 to purchase a new electric kiln has helped to further the artistic educational opportunities available to the community.

On behalf of the Fine Line Community, artists, board of directors, staff and volunteers, we can’t say thank you enough to the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley for their continued support.

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

Being a part of the Community Foundation scholarship committee is the highlight of my year. For many, a scholarship from the Community Foundation is the reason they are able to continue reaching for their dreams and changing the future of our world. I hope each recipient knows just how inspirational they are to those of us who are lucky enough to read their stories.

Jessica Breugelmans

Board Member & Scholarship Committee Member

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

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