What Your Gift Supports
Every school year, we are delighted at what students learn through our programs. Of course, all of our programs support classroom learning goals. And independent evaluations of our work demonstrate that our approach is working. But to witness students' AH-HA! moments when they learn through the arts is so inspiring.
We saw one struggling math student suddenly grasp what one-eighth meant when he was asked to color a grid one-quarter purple and one-eight yellow in art class.
We've read notes from 2nd graders who were surprised to discover that lighting and costumes have a huge impact on how they feel about characters on a stage.
And we heard a very proud parent say that when his 6th-grade daughter saw a performance about the Amistad trial at Hartford's Old State House, it both gave her a new respect for her city and sparked in her an intense passion for civil rights.
Those kinds of deep, personal experiences are what makes Hartford Performs programs so powerful and so joyful. They are what you make possible when you support Hartford Performs.
Here’s what your tax-deductible donation to Hartford Performs will do:
$20 – 2-4 students attend a live theater performance or concert
$50 – 5 students participate in a writing workshop that uses Rap as a hook
$100 – 10 students explore a museum and then make their own art about what they saw
$250 – An entire class swaps a standard phys ed class for a Hip Hop lesson
$500 – 50 students see a live Flamenco performance and then quiz the dancers
$1,000 – Four classes stage their own theater production about a Greek myth
A special thank you to our funders who make our work possible
and help to bring arts into students’ lives.
Hartford Board of Education
The Prudential Foundation
The Travelers Foundation
Connecticut Department of Education
Greater Hartford Arts Council
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Lincoln Financial Foundation
The Fund for Greater Hartford
The Richard P. Garmany Fund
J. Walton Bissell Foundation
Trumbull Family Fund
WimBash 2015 event
Michael S. Wilder
Kathleen Lynch Bolduc
Floyd W. Green III
Don & Jean Wilson
Lois & Chuck Koteen
Paul Diego Holzer
Peter G. Kelly
Elizabeth Brad Noel & Don Noel
Joel & Naomie Baline Kleinman
Another special thank you to all who have given any kind of support and to our countless partners who have contributed through subsidized services or other creative ways.