Anonymous donor funds arts, humanities grants
HUDSON–The city school district has received a $200,000 grant from Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation in Great Barrington to establish the Hudson City School District Arts and Humanities Fund. Although the grant comes through the foundation, the money comes from an anonymous donor.
Of the $200,000 grant to launch the fund, $100,000 is a challenge to the community to match the gift for a permanent endowment by 2014. The gift includes $20,000 per year for five years for immediate grants to “enhance and enrich the educational experience of students and teachers in the Hudson City School District through access to programs in the arts and humanities that emphasize excellence, innovation and creativity,” according to a press release from the foundation.