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Hearst Foundations Grant $75K to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego for Youth Education Programs

(SAN DIEGO) The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) has received a grant of $75,000 in support of youth education programs, awarded by The Hearst Foundations. Among the programs benefiting from this grant are MCASD's Teen Art Council and teen programs, school programs including MCASD After School, and the touring programs led by MCASD Gallery Guides. At the Museum, there is an institutional prerogative to culturally enrich the lives of young people, and there is now even greater physical capacity to do so since expanding the downtown facilities -- opening the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Building and David C. Copley Building in January 2007 -- which virtually doubled the Museum's program and exhibition space. This grant from The Hearst Foundations will allow MCASD to sustain its most valuable and far-reaching education programs for youth, and will have tremendous impact on young audiences.

"We are so grateful to The Hearst Foundations for their wonderful support,” said Dr. Hugh M. Davies, The David C. Copley Director of MCASD. “The young people who visit our Museum are inspired by the artists we show and the works we exhibit, and we are delighted to be able to continue some of our most valuable youth education services thanks to this grant."

The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations and institutions working in the fields of education, health, culture, and social service. The foundation's goal is to ensure that people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to build healthy, productive, and inspiring lives. The Hearst Foundation, Inc., was founded in 1945 by publisher and philanthropist William Randolph Hearst.