“Building an arts-rich community needs consistent advocacy, financial support, and community leadership. I feel the RCCAAF provides that critical service to our community and I’m delighted and honored to be able to serve that cause,” says Kelly, who has been involved with the Foundation since 2006 when she was the cultural arts manager at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center/Lewis Family Playhouse.
To continue its mission during the pandemic, the RCCAAF is offering sponsorship opportunities to local high schools for arts programs and projects, which have been difficult for both teachers and students in a virtual teaching environment. “We hope these funds will help with those challenges,” she says.
In addition, Kelly says the RCCAAF hopes to broaden its reach by offering grants to local organizations, schools or artists to create new arts projects, programs, groups, or experiences in Rancho Cucamonga.
“We have great plans for our future, and even though the pandemic has set us back a bit, we plan to keep pushing forward to serve our mission to enrich our community by supporting, expanding and advancing arts and cultural opportunities,” she says.
To learn more, see www.rccaaf.org.