Foundation to match grants in power2give program

The Leon Levine Foundation is challenging people to give to arts, science and history education projects in the Charlotte area.

The foundation’s $150,000 challenge will match donations to education projects that align with the N.C. Common Core & Essential Standards.

These projects, listed on the website, support summer camp experiences, after-school enrichment programs and in-school programs.

“We are excited about the opportunity, through this challenge, to provide students access to further develop the artistic talent and critical thinking skills that contribute to a well-rounded education and foster a lifelong joy of learning,” said Suzanne Fetscher, president and executive director of McColl Center for Visual Art, in a news release. started last August to provide attention to, and an easy means to donate to, area projects. So far, 149 projects have been funded with more than $269,500.

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