The GEACF’s “pARTy for the Arts” Event a Huge Success

The Foundation raised over $5,000 for scholarships for local students interested in visual arts and performing arts.

Online PR News – 09-November-2013 – EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – The Greater Edwardsville Area Community Foundation (GEACF) recently held their “pARTy for the Arts” on Sat., October 26 at the Edwardsville Lewis and Clark Campus in the Leclaire Room.

The event, which was held as a fundraiser to benefit scholarships for the visual arts and performing arts, was a huge success for the GEACF. The Foundation was able to raise over $5,000 that evening. The funds will be put toward scholarships to local students with interest in the visual and performing arts.

The fundraiser also highlighted performer Kim Massie and the Solid Senders for the evening. Guests were entertained by the sounds of Kim Massie and had an enjoyable evening, all for a good cause.

“The Foundation is very excited at the success of our ‘pARTy for the Arts’ event featuring Kim Massie,” said Mary Westerhold, Chairman of the GEACF Board of Directors. “We were able to raise funds to help support our various GEACF scholarship programs that are awarded annually to worthy students in the community. In addition, we are very appreciative of our promoting partner, the Edwardsville Arts Center (EAC). We would like to thank our various business partners for their support that helped underwrite our event.”

The Foundation would like to thank and express appreciation to all who attended and all who donated to the cause.

The Greater Edwardsville Area Community Foundation, established in 1997, is a charitable trust that receives, manages, and distributes tax-deductible charitable contributions for the benefit of the greater Edwardsville area communities and residents.

The Community Foundation’s focus is dedicated to the enhancement and betterment of the quality of life in the communities of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Hamel, Moro, Dorsey, Worden, and the surrounding areas. One of the areas the Foundation focuses on is funding scholarships for high school students in the community. The Foundation manages approximately 80 scholarships annually and provides scholarship money to grant to students through various local arts organizations in order to encourage their continued interest in the arts.

Kim Massie is one of the most recognizable vocalists in the Midwest. Her ability to sing not only the blues but also rock, pop, country, gospel, and R&B has earned her two Best Female Vocalists of the Year Awards from the Riverfront Times as well as the Grand Center Visionary Award in 2005. A grandmother of six, Massie has shared the stage with artists such as Cyndi Lauper, India Arie, Nelly, and Chuck Berry.

When Massie is not on tour or playing premier events, she can be found with her band, the Solid Senders, at her favorite venue and St. Louis blues mainstay, Beale on Broadway.

For more information, please contact Mary Westerhold at 855-646-3223.