News Release: The Presser Foundation Announces Special Projects Grants

December 23, 2019 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Presser Foundation is pleased to announce the selection and funding of fourteen new Special Projects from music organizations in the greater Philadelphia area. These grants, totaling $131,000, are in addition to a previous commitment of $20,000 to Settlement Music School on behalf of long-time and retiring Trustees. Peter Burwasser, Chair of the Special Projects Committee, commented “The Presser Foundation is pleased to support, under revised grant guidelines, special project grants including organization milestones, general operating support for new organizations to the Foundation, pilot programs and first-time artistic collaborations. Music curriculum development, anniversary performances, and unique partnerships comprise the list of projects supported.”

Special Project Grants: (in alphabetical order)

Allentown Symphony Association

Art Sphere, Inc.

Chester Children’s Chorus

Choir School of Delaware

Intercultural Journeys 

Mamadele Foundation

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus

The Dryden Ensemble

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Wilmington Concert Opera

Symphony in C

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