Scholarships Offered for Innovative Classic Choral Presentations

 The Jocelyn Dohm Endowment invites grant applications from Thurston County individuals and organizations for projects that will advance the quality, visibility, and appreciation of
choral music in Thurston County.
Jocelyn Dohm, a life-long resident of Olympia, was active in myriad civil rights and social justice issues, and an active supporter of the arts and education. In her bequest she wrote that her funds were to be used for “the support and benefit of classical choral music” in our local area. As administrator of the endowment, the PARC Foundation is committed to honoring the full breadth and depth of Ms. Dohm’s choral music legacy.
In consultation with her friends and associates, and by the example of her life, we have come to recognize that “classical” to Ms. Dohm meant more than choral music from the composers of the period 1750 and 1820.  The PARC Foundation believes that she intended to further and support “choral art music.”
In honor of Ms. Dohm’s bequest, it is not the intention of this endowment to support jazz, Broadway, pop or ethnic musical genres. The purpose of this endowment is to perpetuate quality choral music throughout Thurston County, exclusively.
Applications must be received on or before April 16, 2015. Awards will be announced on May 18, 2015.
About PARC Foundation of Thurston County
The PARC Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, works in partnership with local parks and recreation jurisdictions to create and sustain engaging and educational activities and events for kids, families, and seniors. Additionally, the Foundation seeks to develop and maintain financial and physical resources in order to leave a legacy of Parks, Arts, Recreation, and Cultural programs and facilities for present and future citizens of Thurston County to enjoy.

 

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