December 19, 1996
CONTACT: Steve Marcus, 212/395-0500 or The Boys Choir
of Harlem, Joannie Danielides, 212/879-5317.
NYNEX Awards $25,000 Grant To Help Keep The Boys Choir Of Harlem Singing
NEW YORK--Dec. 19, 1996--The NYNEX Foundation
announced today (12/19) that it is awarding a special grant
of $25,000 to the Boys Choir of Harlem to help ease the
choir's financial plight.
The grant can be used for general operating
purposes and will also help the choir raise matching funds
from other sources.
"When we learned recently that the choir was having
financial difficulties in the midst of the holiday season
and was faced with the prospect of having to cut some of its
programs, we felt we had to do something to help," said
Suzanne DuBose, president of the NYNEX Foundation.
"The Boys Choir is one of Harlem's -- and New York
City's -- most valuable cultural and educational resources,"
she said. "The choir has brought joy to audiences in New
York and around the world."
Dr. Walter J. Turnbull, the founder and director of
the Boys Choir, said: "We are grateful to NYNEX for this
grant. It will help us to continue the choir's commitment
to artistic excellence and to continue our counseling and
tutoring programs, which help the choir members develop the
skills they need to succeed in life."
NYNEX, through its foundation and other
initiatives, provides more than $21 million a year in grants
for cultural, educational and health organizations in New
York and New England.
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