The Community Foundation of Middlesex County was honored by the Middletown Commission on the Arts Tuesday, April 9 with the 2013 Arts Advocacy Award. Mayor Dan Drew presented the proclamation to Cynthia Clegg, president & CEO, and John Biddiscombe, Chairman of the Board of the Community Foundation. In his remarks, Mayor Drew commended the Community Foundation for its work on behalf of the community and arts organizations, recognizing the importance of the arts in our community as a catalyst for economic sustainability and enhancing the quality of life.
In the proclamation presented to the Community Foundation, Mayor Drew proclaimed Wednesday, April 10, 2013, as Community Foundation of Middlesex County on Arts Advocacy Day.
The Community Foundation was humbled by this recognition of its support of the arts and was proud to accept the award on behalf of the individuals, businesses, and organizations who work tirelessly in the Middlesex County community to promote and sustain the arts. Thanks to the commitment and dedication of so many, the Community Foundation pools community resources and leverages collective strengths, passions, and funds for the betterment of our community.
“The Community Foundation strongly believes in supporting the arts; it adds so much to our quality of life in Middlesex County,” explained Cynthia Clegg, CFMC president & CEO. “The arts bring beauty into our lives and our communities, and yet the arts do so much more. The arts inspire the mind, feed the soul, and promote conversation and action. The arts encourage innovation which drive the economy and sustain our communities. We are grateful to our donors whose funds make grants to the arts possible. We thank them for their belief in the mission of the Community Foundation and in Middlesex County.”
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