Saturday, September 7, 2013 the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation will present its eleventh annual Evening for the Arts Gala Benefit at the Regina A. Quick Center at Fairfield University.
Straight from New York City’s great white way and back by popular demand are The BROADWAY BOYS with a new list of old time favorites and contemporary show stoppers. Favorite Broadway tunes are transformed with a delightful mix of Pop, Funk, Gospel, Jazz, and Folk and delivered in perfect 6-part harmony to create an unforgettable Broadway experience. As a special tribute to Jamie, the Broadway Boys will debut their new arrangement of the song For Good from the mega-hit Broadway show Wicked.
Before The Boys take the stage; the audience will be treated to a short showcase of a very talented group of students who have participated in the foundation’s scholarship and grant programs.
The Evening for the Arts reception begins at 6 pm and includes complimentary wine and beer, light hors d’oeuvres and a Silent Auction with more than 150 items including a vacation getaway, vintage, handcrafted & designer items, baskets of treats to fulfill every desire, theater and sports tickets including box seats to a Yankee-Red Sox game, Hollywood and sport memorabilia, and special gifts from the cast of the Broadway Musical Motown, Yoko Ono, and Derek Jeter’s Turn2Foundation. The performance begins at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door and may be purchased through the Quick Center Box office 203-254-4010. For information contact the foundation at 203-891-8869 or email@example.com
What the Foundation does for our kids
The Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created in the memory of Orange CT resident Jamie Alaine Hulley and dedicated to the educational enrichment and professional development of young artists and early career professionals. All proceeds from the gala go to support annual scholarships, grants, and educational programs in the arts which impact the lives of hundreds of children, teens and early career adults throughout the greater New Haven and Fairfield counties.
The foundation awards grants to teachers in local public and parochial schools to bring professional artists, musicians, dancers, actors, and authors into the classroom to enhance the traditional curriculum through the arts. Thus far, schools in Ansonia, Bethany, Bridgeport, Derby, East Haven, Fairfield, Hartford, Orange, Manchester, New Haven, North Haven, Stratford, West Haven, and Willimantic have received grants.
The foundation also awards Community Grants to local non-profits such as the Milford Boys & Girls Club for an after school art program, the Amity Teen Center for a mural project, the New England Ballet Company for a 20-week school-readiness-through-dance program for Bridgeport preschoolers, and the Square Foot Theatre in North Haven youth and adult theater companies. The foundation provides college scholarships in Theatre and in Studio Art as well as scholarships to children for music lessons and summer theater camp.
Originally Published on Aug. 12, 2013 at 10:04 p.m.