Thursday, February 28, 2019

39th annual Telfair Ball raises record $1 million

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 1:28 PM

Telfair Museums announced today that its 39th Annual Telfair Ball on February 23, 2019, held for the first time in Forsyth Park, raised a record-breaking $1 million. Proceeds directly fund the museum’s educational programs, outreach, operations, and related activities, bringing the benefits of art to more than 234,000 people each year both onsite and in the community.

As the city’s hub for arts education, Telfair Museums provides more than 6,500 fourth-graders, Head Start, and Title 1 school students with free tours of major exhibitions, free art workshops, and free passes for their families. In 2019, eighth-graders will tour the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters with a new American history curriculum.

Telfair Museums is the only visual arts institution in the city to provide consistent, onsite arts outreach to all of Savannah’s districts. All programs are free of charge and use art as a way to empower individuals who may be struggling with obstacles such as generational poverty. This ensures that all individuals, regardless of their age or socioeconomic backgrounds, have access to the cognitive benefits and enriching power of art.

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