YOU understand the promise and powerful potential of exposure to the arts in Bronx public schools. For 45 years, Bronx Arts Ensemble has been transforming young lives and making the arts more accessible for all Bronxites.
Last year’s Annual Appeal helped make 2017 the most productive in our 45-year history! Seventy-four BAE teaching artists invested over 16,000 hours working with 5500 students, transforming 40 Bronx public schools into creative engines of multiple art disciplines. Your gift this year will help us foster collaboration, reflection and creative problem-solving in young people across the Bronx.
Because Bronx Arts Ensemble believes that no community should be without the arts, we are expanding our venues and forging new partnerships. Last year, BAE presented more than 50 live concerts in neighborhoods across the Bronx.
Here are more BAE highlights from 2017:
- We launched a new curriculum development partnership with the Center for Arts Education Research of Columbia Teacher’s College
- We created a new teaching artist internship program with Lehman College
- We expanded our NYC-funded CASA after-school programs, now at 17 schools
- We kicked off of our new concert season in collaboration with Bronx-Cuban pianist and composer, Elio Villafranca
- We expanded our concert venues to Bay Plaza Mall, Mott Haven Historical Homes Association, Hutch Metro Center, and Horace Mann School
- We started a new “happy-hour” performance series in partnership with Marriott Residence Inn at Hutch Metro Center
With a dedicated staff and clear vision for the role of the arts in the Bronx, 2018 promises to be another banner year for BAE. But we cannot do our work without you. The Bronx Arts Ensemble is proud to have you as our partner in providing arts programming for all Bronxites.
Happy Holidays, and Thank You for Your Support
The Board of the Bronx Arts Ensemble
Robert Fanuzzi, Chair
Paula Luria Caplan, Vice Chair
Koma Gandy Fischbein, Treasurer
Louise Scribner, Secretary
Heidi Jerome, Immediate Past Chair
Frances Segan, Ph.D.
PLEASE GIVE TODAY – Bronx youth are counting on YOU.
SPECIAL ANNUAL APPEAL OFFER
Donate $180 to BAE and receive ONE FREE ticket to the concert. Offer expires December 31, 2017
BAE celebrates the career of our friend and collaborator, Paquito D’Rivera on Sunday, January 28 at 2 pm at Horace Mann Recital Hall. Come share in this special afternoon, as Paquito delights us with his musical talents and remembrances.
Bronx Arts Ensemble is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, #51-0186869. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
To make a one-time or recurring gift, please click here.
You may also make a donation by check:
Bronx Arts Ensemble
80 Van Cortlandt Park South, 7D-2
Bronx, NY 10463
Attention: Ellen Pollan, Development Director