PRESQUE ISLE, Maine—Wintergreen Arts Center recently received a $3,500 grant for summer arts camperships from the Daniel Cardillo Charitable Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.
“This gift is so appreciated and timely,” said Dottie Hutchins, Wintergreen’s executive director. “The Maine Community Foundation does amazing work in bringing non-profit organizations and donors with shared passions together.”
On June 28, the Wintergreen Arts Center kicks off its 2021 Summer Arts Program with three locations in Presque Isle. Art with HeART, a unique, relationship-building summer arts program in partnership with the Presque Isle Housing Authority, is held at 39 Davis Street and is free to all area youth.
Tuition-based visual and digital arts camps are also held at Wintergreen and at the Sargent Family Community Center in partnership with the Presque Isle Recreation and Parks Department. Camp scholarships are available to those who may not otherwise be able to attend.
“Thanks to the Maine Community Foundation and this gift we’ll be able to honor even more scholarship requests this year,” said Hutchins. “When I read about Daniel Cardillo, the namesake and inspiration for the fund, I know in my heart our Wintergreen students are a perfect fit.”
About Maine Community Foundation: Headquartered in Ellsworth, with additional personnel in Portland, Dover-Foxcroft, and Mars Hill, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to provide strong investments, personalized service, local expertise, and strategic giving to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.mainecf.org.