Community Foundation Awards Sustainability Grant to the Sturgeon Bay School District

The Door County Community Foundation has awarded the Sturgeon Bay School District a Sustainability Grant from the Arts Fund and the Carol Coryell Scholarship Find for Deserving Students. This grant supports Opera for the Young.

Opera for the young is a professional opera company that presents one day artist residencies to school age children bringing to life a classical opera story. This year’s Opera for the Young selected “Rusulka.” The operatic adaption for elementary school students, originally composed by Dvorak, teaches students the lesson of our human need to understand and accept our differences through the tale of magical romance, loss, and the power of love.

2018-04-13“Living in Door County, many students do not have exposure to opera,” said Polly Alberts, Chair of the Door County Community Foundation. “Music teachers certainly have the means to help students study the world of opera and learn though song and video, but the means to provide live exposure to high level operatic singing is rear in our county He are pleased to help provide that opportunity to school age children in our community.”

Pictured from left to right are Cheryl Pfister, Sturgeon Bay Elementary Music Teacher and Polly Alberts. Chair of the Door County Community Foundation.

The Door County Community Foundation’s Sustainability Grants program distributes grant dollars from funds such as the Arts Fund, Children & Youth Fund, Green Fund, Health & Human Needs Fund, Education Fund, Historic Preservation Fund, Healthy Water Fund, and the Women’s Fund.

For more information about the Community Foundation’s services and various grant programs, please visit

The Door County Community Foundation, Inc. is a collection of separate charitable funds set up by individuals, families, non-profit organizations, private foundations and businesses that are managed, invested and disbursed for the current and future good of Door County. The Foundation was launched in 1999 and currently administers more than $20 million in charitable assets.


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