EPC to Award Performing Arts Scholarship


Published on December 19 2017 2:18 pm
Last Updated on December 19 2017 2:19 pm
Written by Greg Sapp


The Board of Directors of the Arts Connection of Central Illinois, a not-for-profit corporation doing business as the Effingham Performance Center, has announced that at their November meeting they voted to award a $1,000 Performing Arts Scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Effingham County who plans to pursue music, theater, or dance studies in college.

The Board would also like to expand the Summer Youth Program and offer additional programs through the year to encourage an appreciation and interest in the Performing Arts by the youth of our county. A donor who wishes to remain anonymous will match the first $1,000 donated to this fund by 12/31/2017. As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation all donations made are tax deductible.

Consistent with the business model of other similar not-for-profit organizations the EPC also must rely, in part, on giving persons and businesses in order to maintain the quality of shows and to offer them at reasonable ticket prices. As Rich Jorn, the C.E.O. of the EPC, indicated "We depend on people like you for our continued existence."

Further details on the Scholarship and Youth Program Fund can be obtained by contacting Sarah Rueter at the EPC at 217-540-2788 (ext. 233) or email at srueter@theepc.org.

The first scholarship will be awarded in May 2018. It is hoped that with the assistance of the community that additional Performing Arts Scholarships can be awarded on a yearly basis.