NEW YORK --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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