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Arts & Culture
Arts and culture includes all forms of creative expression, from individual to collective, from grassroots to professional and institutional. These forms of expression frequently draw inspiration from the existing natural and artificial landforms, built environments, belief systems and values which shape who we are - our local, regional and national identities.

Schools that incorporate music, art, drama, dance, and creative writing into the basic curriculum have found that teaching the arts has a significant effect on overall success in school.

Guido and Elizabeth's foundation work in the area of arts and culture is combined with their vision to improve education. Programs include music, libraries, museums and a zoo; all enhancing the quality of life in their communities.

2014-2015 Arts/Culture Grants
Music Center of South Central Michigan The Foundation continues to support the Music Center of South Central Michigan by funding a portion of the Battle Creek Symphony’s concert series. This support includes underwriting tickets for underserved individuals and families throughout Calhoun County. The Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra is the only professional orchestra serving Calhoun County and is the longest-running orchestra in the state.

Leila Arboretum Society: Development of the Gardening 365 Urban Farm model program that provides both educational training and opportunities for enhanced family health, nutrition and income for low income adults and children.

Friends of the Bohm Theatre: The Art, Language and Business of Film programming series at the Bohm Theatre focuses on the integration of literacy, art and technology to create film, critique films and use film to tell a story.

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