The Joffrey Ballet, led by Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and Executive Director Greg Cameron, announced that the Joffrey Academy of Dance has been awarded a $200,000 challenge grant from the Reva & David Logan Foundation.
The grant is meant to expressly to support a new initiative aimed at annually funding more than $400,000 in scholarships for talented and motived youth at the Joffrey Academy of Dance.
Based in Chicago, the Reva & David Logan Foundation provides strategic grants to support the arts, investigative journalism, scholarship, and social-justice organizations with innovative approaches to teaching and community organization across the country.
In recognition of Joffrey's dedication to equity in arts education, the foundation will match all contributions received by The Joffrey Ballet through June 30up to $200,000, the second largest grant awarded by the foundation in the first quarter of 2016. This is the first time The Joffrey Ballet has received support from the Reva & David Logan Foundation.