Jan 12, 2024 | Featured , Advancement , Foundation

Columbia State Awarded Grant By The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

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The Columbia State Community College Foundation has been recognized with a grant of $15,000 from the Robert K. and Anne H. Zelle Fund for Fine and Performing Arts of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to support the Performance Series, which provides a quality performing arts experience to the community and surrounding rural region. 

“This grant will help showcase talented artists that uplift and entertain audiences through the power of the performing arts,” said Bethany Lay, Columbia State vice president for advancement and executive director of the Columbia State Foundation.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee , a nonprofit striving to build a more thriving and inclusive community—today and for generations to come—by transforming thoughtful generosity into positive change, has announced $2,803,889 in grants to 438 nonprofit organizations as part of the 2023 annual grantmaking process.

“Good work happens every day in our community through the efforts of dedicated and talented staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations, and we are happy to support that work,” says Laundrea Lewis, VP of Grants at CFMT.

This season’s First Farmers Performance Series has three shows remaining. 

Performing Feb. 15 is Steep Canyon Rangers. The Steep Canyon Rangers are big players in the bluegrass and Americana music scene today, and their performance is sure to be unforgettable.

March 14 Shane Profitt will perform. Country singer-songwriter Shane Profitt went from punching the clock for the City of Columbia to rocking sold-out crowds at the Ryman and standing ovations at the Grand Ole Opry.

Closing the series April 18 is John Oates. John Oates, member of the Rock and Roll Music Hall of Fame and best-selling singer-songwriter, will share an acoustic evening of songs and stories.

Community Foundation awards discretionary grants annually from its unrestricted and field-of-interest funds through an open application process to Middle Tennessee nonprofit organizations addressing community needs and benefiting the well-being of citizens through valuable programs and innovative services.

More information on the grant process is online at www.cfmt.org/grants-scholarships/grants/-scholarships/grants/.

About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee unites compassionate individuals and worthy causes. Its generous donors span the community and are driven by a shared commitment to addressing diverse needs. Community Foundation is dedicated to preserving and managing charitable funds with the utmost care to support nonprofit and grantee partners dedicated to making a meaningful impact throughout our community. www.CFMT.org.

For more information on the Performance Series, visit www.ColumbiaState.edu/PerformanceSeries.