(L) Teaching Artist Alfredo Escobar talks about Folk Art with students at Allen County Primary Center (C) The Kentucky Blues Society entertains 6th grade students at Allen County Intermediate Center with their Blue in Schools program; (R) Teaching Artist Andrew Wielawski works with students on the art of sculpting at Allen County Intermediate CenterIn this time of uncertainty as deliberations take place as to what is essential and non-essential, we are unveiling a recurring email series highlighting ESSENTIAL partners to SKyPAC and the Capitol Arts Center.
Our second installment “shines the spotlight” on SKyPAC’s Education Sponsors. In addition to ongoing initiatives such as BG OnStage, CurtainsUp!, and School Day Matinees, SKyPAC’s work with the Laura Goad Turner Charitable Foundation has served as a model for other partnerships as a result of its impact on area students through the years.
The Laura Goad Turner Charitable Foundation was established in 1989 in memory of Laura Goad Turner, the wife of Cal Turner Sr., one of the founders of Dollar General Corporation. The Foundation made significant investments in SKyPAC during the early years which led to a partnership with the Allen County School system. Utilizing local and regional teaching artists, SKyPAC has helped Allen County students experience teaching residences, workshops, professional development opportunities, touring matinees at SKyPAC, and a variety of other opportunities. Most of the students in the schools have been impacted as a result of these relationships.
We, at SKyPAC, are strong believers in the importance of arts education and do our best to provide an avenue for area youth to benefit from creative activities that not only promote academic achievement but also increase social and emotional development. Seeking to make a true imprint on the communities we serve, partnerships such as the Laura Goad Turner Charitable Foundation are vital to the overall success of SKyPAC’s mission.
Below are SKyPAC’s education partners and sponsors. Thanks for the ESSENTIAL role each of you play to enrich our region’s quality of life through your philanthropic giving to arts education. By providing exposure to the arts for countless students throughout this region, your investment helps instill an appreciation and passion for the arts which serves not only to inspire the next generation but also has the power to transform lives as well.
Please join us in giving our faithful education partners a BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE!!
Laura Goad Turner
Charitable FoundationFunding for Allen County SchoolsBrent Stinnett
Attorney at Law BG OnStage Sponsor City of Morgantown KY Funding for Morgantown SchoolsCrocker Law Firm
Presenting SponsorFlora Templeton Stuart
Attorney at LawBG OnStage
Presenting SponsorHampton Roads Ventures Funding for
Transportation SubsidiesThe Kiwanis Club
of Bowling GreenFunding for
School Day MatineesMyatt & AssociatesBG OnStage
SponsorYour Gifts at WorkIf you would like to partner with us and support SKyPAC’s Outreach and Education programs, please click here for more information on how to give.