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Centre for Arts and Artists in Newton awarded grant from U.S. Bank

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 9:57 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 10:18 a.m. CDT
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U.S. Bank Market Leader, Bret Pugh presents Linda Klepinger, Executive Director for Centre for Arts and Artists with a U.S. Bank Foundation Grant. Pictured left to right are, Chris Dydell, personal banker at U.S. Bank. Representing the Centre for Arts and Artists are Steve Mullan, Jack Topp, Robert Ibbotson, Linda Klepinger, Bruce Showalter, Bret Pugh, Terri Ayres, Lauren Roush and Herman Deaton.

U.S. Bank, through the U.S. Bank Foundation, has awarded a grant to the Centre for Arts and Artists, a nonprofit dedicated to engaging the community in building an appreciation of creativity.

“We appreciate U.S. Bank Foundation’s continued support,” said Linda Klepinger, Centre for Arts and Artists executive director. “Together, with a community that believes in the power of volunteerism, we are able to advance our mission.”

U.S. Bank, in partnership with Playworks, checked in with Americans across the country in a new survey, analyzing Americans’ relationship with play. According to the survey, 98 percent of people said they think play is valuable, 86 percent believe it can relieve stress and yet 38 percent say financial stress prevents them from playing as often as they’d like.

U.S. Bank is responding by committing to reduce these barriers this summer through its Community Possible Month of Play. It starts with the bank investing $6.6 million in local nonprofits supporting play programs and mobilizing 73,000 employee volunteers to help make play possible for 100,000 Americans.

“We’re proud to support Centre for Arts and Artists and their mission to develop an environment of play through creating and displaying art,” said Bret Pugh, U.S. Bank market leader. “CAA’s conversion of a former lumberyard into a vibrant and active art space is a great example of creativity in the community.”

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