The Susan Chambers Dance Company (SCDC) located in Sugar Hill, GA announced today a $25,000 grant from The AT&T Foundation, the corporate philanthropy organization of AT&T*. The Susan Chambers Dance Company won the prestigious award over hundreds of applications from throughout the Nation.
To celebrate this honored event, there will be a grant presentation on Wednesday, July 15th at 10:30 AM at the Susan Chambers School of Theatre Dance located at 225 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Suite 105, Sugar Hill, GA 30518; 770-614-3381. Members of the news media, AT&T officials, performers, and the Board of Directors of SCDC are invited to attend.
"I want to thank AT&T for believing in SCDC and its mission statement to help bring the performing arts to our community and I am honored for the Susan Chambers Dance Company to be the first recipient of AT&T's Fine Arts Grant. This grant allows us to provide many more underprivileged children the opportunity to experience the joy and excitement of live performance at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center in February and also allows us to expand our productions to replace needed upgrades to choreography, costuming and sets for the concert series of SCDC," said Susan Chambers, Artistic Director of the Susan Chambers Dance Company.
This $25,000 grant will be utilized by the Susan Chambers Dance Company to provide opportunities for underserved children and children from Title 1 schools to attend live dance/theatrical performances. The grant will also support performances at community events through the local area.
"The naming of the Susan Chambers Dance Company as a recipient of the AT&T Foundation's 25th anniversary contribution continues to underscore our commitment to support those organizations that enrich the arts and cultural experience for our communities," said Delores Crowell, regional manager, AT&T Georgia External Affairs.
The Susan Chambers Dance Company is a 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 1988. Currently, over 50 dancers, ages 7-18 perform with the company. The Susan Chambers Dance Company is a theatrical outlet for pre-professional dancers dedicated to providing young dancers with a diverse experience in the performing arts, from classical ballet to tap, jazz, hip hop and musical theatre. The dancers also attend training in acting and voice.
AT&T is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. In April 2008, AT&T launched Aspire, a $100 million high school success and workforce readiness initiative. AT&T Aspire is the company's largest philanthropic commitment ever -- and one of the largest-ever corporate commitments to address high school success and workforce readiness.
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About Philanthropy at AT&T
For 25 years, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have been committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives and partnerships, AT&T supports projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. As the AT&T Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2009, more than $160 million was contributed through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs in 2008 alone.