From Harford Center for the Arts:
Harford County residents Toby and Laura Musser announced The Musser Family Matching Challenge Grant in the amount of $30,000 to benefit the Center for the Arts-renewable each year for the next five years. Toby, CEO of MNS Group, and Laura, graphic designer and artist, stated, “This is an investment in our own County’s success and the success and ingenuity of our children. Projects such as the Center for the Arts increase regional and local economies. Challenge grants increase the impact of every dollar-and we respectfully ask each one of you to consider allocating a portion of your giving each year to taking us up on our challenge. As you are able, please take advantage of this $30,000 dollar for dollar match, or even offer your own challenge.”
The announcement was made at the Maryland Golf & Country Clubs at the unveiling of the Conceptual Design for the Center for the Arts by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture. “Laura and Toby Musser are true visionaries and we are deeply appreciative of their commitment to the Center for the Arts,” said Sallee Kunkel Filkins, Executive Director of the Center for the Arts.
You can go to www.HarfordCFA.org to donate to The Musser Family Matching Challenge Grant or send a check to Center for the Arts, Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air, MD 21015.
The Center for the Arts is being planned for a 41 acre parcel of land in Abingdon, a bequest from the estate of Emily Bayless Graham, that was transferred to the citizens of Harford County for the sole purpose of constructing a cultural center. The Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the establishment of a home for the arts in Harford County, accessible to all, to nurture art, artists, and community by providing a broad range of creative and collaborative experiences through quality arts education, presentation & exhibit in the discipline of music, dance, theatre, and the visual, traditional and literary arts. The Center for the Arts will also include special event and business meeting space as well as a heritage museum for Harford County.