The gift was generated through proceeds from Hannah Martin’s Party and will support the CAA’s Art For All Program
The Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County has received a $10,000 grant from The La Lumiére Foundation through proceeds generated from Hannah Martin’s Party, La Lumiére: A Metropolitan Affair. Led by Hannah Martin, Broker Associate of The Premier Property Group and CAA Board Member, the party was created four years ago to raise funds and awareness for local charities as part of Hannah’s birthday celebration.
With this generous gift from La Lumiére, the CAA will work with Westonwood Ranch to design a Creative Arts curriculum and hire art teachers as part of the Ranch’s programming for those with special needs.
“Our annual party is the ideal platform for us to utilize as we strive to help create change for a better, brighter future for Walton County’s special needs community, said Hannah Martin. “This year with the addition of the CAA as a beneficiary we are creating connections between community partners with common goals to increase artistic offerings in our area.”
“Through this generous grant, the CAA has been given an opportunity to reach beyond our current scope of services and begin filling an artistic void in the special needs community, said CAA Executive Director Jennifer Steele. “We are honored and humbled to have been selected as beneficiaries alongside Westonwood Ranch and Special Olympics and look forward to working with them to help change lives through the arts.”
Through the Art For All grant program, teachers, students, artists and arts organizations are able to regularly apply for support through a quarterly application process. Since 2007, the Art For All program has funded 450 grant recipients, impacting 7,500 Walton County students annually helping the CAA to fulfill its mission to support the arts through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs and education.