Culture For One is supported, in part, by grants from:

The Agnes Varis Trust:
Dr. Agnes Varis (1930-2011) believed that philanthropy uplifts both the individual and the community. A legendary business leader, Dr. Varis co-founded Marsam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Aegis Pharmaceuticals, both generic pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Varis and her husband supported the arts, which they both believed “belonged to the people.” They had particular interest in programs that provided the undeserved with access to culture.  During her lifetime, Dr. Varis donated over $30 million to various arts programs, including the Metropolitan Opera and the Rush Ticket Program which she created, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Jazz Foundation of America.  In 2010 Dr. Varis was appointed by President Obama to the President's Committee on Arts and Humanities (PCAH). Upon her death, on July 29, 2011, members in both the United States Senate and the Congress publicly recognized her achievements in business and philanthropy and thanked her for her service to the people of her country.

Bill Graham Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund:
The Bill Graham Memorial Foundation was formed in January of 2008 in memory of the legendary rock impresario, Bill Graham. The foundation is a public charity that is funded through individual and corporate contributions and grants. A mission of The Bill Graham Memorial Foundation is the giving of grants primarily in the areas of music, the arts and education, while also supporting social work, environmental protection, and spiritual and compassionate projects in our community. In this spirit, The Bill Graham Memorial Foundation seeks to assist those whose needs are oftentimes not served by larger philanthropic organizations.

The Redlich Horwitz Foundation:
The Redlich Horwitz Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives and long-term outcomes of children and young adults in the foster care system in New York and elsewhere. They believe that every youth in foster care deserves a loving, stable family in order to be able to envision, strive for, and achieve a productive, secure, and personally fulfilling adulthood. To that end, they support and work collaboratively with service providers, policy advocates, government agencies, and foster youth to implement thoughtful, data-driven policies and programs directed toward: (i) Ensuring that every child exits the foster care system into a permanent, loving family through timely reunification, adoption, kin guardianship, or other lifelong adult connection; and (ii) Promoting more efficient and effective practices and policies across the systems that impact children and youth in foster care, particularly in the areas of education, mental health and the family courts.

Find Your Light Foundation:
Josh Groban's Find Your Light Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to experience a quality arts education.  They believe that is best achieved through direct support of exceptional arts programs combined with education, advocacy and outreach.  They focus support where the need is greatest to inform and inspire others in recognizing arts education as a critical component of a young person's development.  Josh took the grassroots passion his fans shared with him for arts education and created Find Your Light.  As someone who himself was inspired at a young age through his own arts classes, he deeply wanted to pay it forward.  

Thank you to Patrice Bugelas-Brandt and Bill Brandt, and Development Specialists, Inc. for their generous donation of office space. 
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