The Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra says it is thankful for a grant from the Johns Creek Foundation that allowed it to perform a free concert for the community.
Through grant funds provided by the Johns Creek Foundation, the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra was able to present a free concert during the Johns Creek Arts Festival on Oct. 27.
“The JCSO is honored to have the support of the Johns Creek Foundation, and make possible our ability to bring to the community some of the world's greatest music performed by some of the greater metro area's best professional musicians. The Johns Creek Foundation recognizes the need for great culture and art as an enhancement to the quality of life here, in Johns Creek. We are delighted that we can play a major role in delivering these rich musical experiences to all of our area citizens,” J. Wayne Baughman, JCSO Director, said.
Executive Director of JCSO, Sue Haggerty, said, “Once again, we thank the Johns Creek Foundation for their support of the JCSO. Well aware of the impact great art has on any community, they have sought to focus on these needs for Johns Creek, and the results have been obvious and dramatic. When our mayor talks about what makes our community so special, he can proudly point to a professional symphonic orchestra based right here in Johns Creek. Now how many cities can claim that?”
Johns Creek Foundation Board Member and Treasurer, Rep. Lynne Riley (GA House District 50 – Johns Creek) said, “On behalf of the Johns Creek Foundation Board, we value the presence of arts in the Johns Creek community, and are pleased that we can have an opportunity to assist in bringing this performance to the residents.”
The Johns Creek Foundation seeks to promote excellence in the quality of life for the citizens and business of Johns Creek by encouraging and directing financial support to endeavors that enhance recreational and cultural growth, and strengthen our unique community identity and spirit.
By raising funds from individuals and businesses and granting them into the community the foundation serves as a rallying point for “giving back” in Johns Creek. In its first six years the foundation has poured more than $100,000 into the community through programs as varied as the summer arts camp at the Johns Creek Arts Center to the Ceremony of HOPE at the Johns Creek Relay for Life. For more information on the foundation, visit www.JohnsCreekFoundation.org
For more information on the JCSO, visit www.johnscreeksymphony.org.