JACKSON, Miss.— The Arts Education Office of the Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) and Delta State Foundation have been awarded a $7,000 grant from the King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number Two in support of the BPAC’s “Read It, See It, Hear It, Be It” program.
The grant is a portion of the $217,000 in grants the King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number Two have awarded in 2021-2022. By supporting the “Read It, See It, Hear It, Be It” program, the award will provide thousands of students with books and scholarship tickets to the 2021-2022 School-Time Matinee performances at the BPAC as well as provide scholarships for students to attend the Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute CORE Arts Residential Summer Camp, happening in June 2022.
BPAC Arts Education Director Holly Senter accepted the award on behalf of the BPAC and Delta State Foundation.”I am thrilled to be able to accept this generous award from the King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number Two. They have been so supportive of the ‘Read It, See It, Hear It, Be It’ program at the BPAC and through their generous funding we will be able to put deeply discounted books into the hands of thousands of students in the Mississippi Delta, provide hundreds of scholarship tickets to matinee performances and give scholarships to students our MSAI CORE Arts camp next June,” said Senter upon accepting the grant.
The King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number Two has served the Greenville community for more than 125 years. Prior to the 1890s, Greenville had no organized charities, welfare agencies or hospitals. In 1892, a group of local women set about meeting the needs of the area’s underserved population. By 1894, they needed more support to be effective, so they applied for a charter of incorporation to the International Order of The King’s Daughters—one of the oldest Christian service organizations in the world. Their charter was received Jan. 14, 1895. The King’s Daughters Hospital was a product of the charter.
Since that time, the hospital and the Circle have been faithfully serving Greenville and the Mississippi Delta. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the Circle sold the hospital but now continues as a charitable foundation. Proceeds from the sale of the hospital make possible grants to philanthropic projects in the area. Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has given more than $3,661,444, making it one of the largest contributors to charitable projects and programs in the Mississippi Delta.
For more information on the King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number 2, please visit www.kdscircle2.com.
For information about the programs through the Bologna Performing Arts Center’s Arts Education office, please contact Senter at (662) 846-4844 or email@example.com.