PUBLISHED: 2:28 PM on Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Juneau Community Foundation makes gift of $3,000 to arts, humanities council fine arts scholarships
Juneau Community Foundation Board of Directors President, Reed Stoops, gives the violin a test drive under the tutelage of Franz Felkl with encouragement from Kristina Paulick on French Horn, and JAHC Executive Director Nancy DeCherney. Felkl and Paulick were recent recipients of scholarships from the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council underwritten by a $3,000 grant from the Juneau Community Foundation.

Franz Felkl plans to use his scholarship to study at Meadowmount School of Music in Westport, NY, termed a "boot camp for budding virtuosos" by Business Week. Kristina Paulick will attend the world renowned Kendall Betts Horn Camp in Lyman, NH, as she pursues her goal of becoming a professional musician.

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The Juneau Community Foundation was created to promote philanthropy and effectively respond to the needs of Juneau to create a healthy, safe, and culturally rich environment. "We are honored to be able to offer community contributions designated to support these young artists in this way. This is exactly the type of support the Foundation hopes to offer in the community," said Stoops.

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council offers annual scholarships to encourage young artists in their studies and to help them develop their skills and talent to the fullest.

Contributions such as the one, recently provided through the Juneau Community Foundation, significantly help expand the opportunities for young artists in Juneau.

The Foundation was established to make it easy for Juneau residents to make donations to charitable causes they feel strongly about, such as local recreation programs, schools, scholarships, social services, arts and humanities, or other nonprofit agencies. The goal of the organization is to encourage and increase personal philanthropy in Juneau by offering flexible, individualized ways to give with attractive tax advantages. In partnership with community donors, they hope to create a permanent community endowment for our community's future needs.

For more information on the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Fine Arts Scholarship or the Juneau Community Foundation, please contact Reed Stoops or Andrea Watts at (907) 463-3223, or visit