The Worthington Family Foundation 2011 distribution was divided among the following organizations:
- The Old Town Playhouse
in Traverse City, MI, is a volunteer based organization promoting quality community theatre experiences for
the people of Northwest Michigan by providing educational opportunities and entertainment in the theatrical
arts. They were awarded $70,000 which will be used to match the dollars that are currently available
for their Young Company.
Michigan State University Opera Theater
in East Lansing, MI provides students opportunities for exploring the arts through a variety of high quality
and affordable programs. They were awarded $20,000 which will be used to support for opera performances produced
specifically to engage children at prices schools and famiies can afford.
Great Lakes Childrens Museum
in Traverse City, MI creates hands-on, interactive and informal educational environments for children and the adults
in their lives that invite curiosity, allow exploration, and celebrate the child-like wonder in all of us. They were
awarded $20,000 which will be used to fund a Magnetic Ball Wall exhibit.
Chelsea Center for the Arts
in Chelsea, MI is an organization that developes, fosters, and promotes art and music in Chelsea and the surrounding areas.
They were awarded $60,000 to fund materials and supplies, equipment, and services needed to produce and support enhanced
arts programming for youths ages 0-18.
in Traverse City, MI is an organization that fosters local solutions to global issues. They were awarded $52,000 which
will be used in their Foods in the Classroom program.