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Paso Robles Rotary donates $10,000 to local organizations 

Left to right, Patrick Sayne, Jennifer Idler, Emily Jagger of PRYAF, Lars Jorgensen and Rick Goree

The Rotary Club of Paso Robles has donated $5,000 each to the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation (PRYAF) and the Paso Robles Children’s Museum.

Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation (PRYAF) is honored to receive a $5000 donation from Paso Robles Rotary Club for the 2017 Dining with the Arts Fundraiser Gala. All funds raised directly support PRYAF students’ artistic journeys through classes, materials, costumes and supplies. Since the birth of PRYAF, 17 years ago, the program has grown to serve over 400 students each quarter, offering a changing array of exciting visual and performing arts classes. When the California Arts Budget was cut by 90%, PRYAF stepped up to the plate. At PRYAF, we believe the arts are vital to the cognitive growth and development of our children.

“Paso Robles Rotary Club’s contribution is so important and allows us to continue our mission to enrich the lives of area youth with free after school classes in the visual and performing arts, in a safe and nurturing environment,” said Emily Jagger, Director of Development for PRHAF. “Through this contribution, Paso Robles Rotary and community members are helping to share the wondrous possibilities that an arts education brings to the well-being of our youth. PRYAF is funded by grants and donations from private and public foundations, businesses and individuals.” The mission of the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation is to enrich the lives of area youth with free classes in the visual and performing arts in a safe, nurturing environment.

The Children’s Museum  is a non-profit organization offering educational activities focused on families for the general public, as well as school and youth group programming. According to a statement on the museum website the generosity of donors and the community help “make Paso Robles a better place for our kids by providing a safe, educational, interactive environment where children can experience the Power of Play.”

The Paso Robles Rotary  supports youth of the community through grants and scholarships.

Left to right, Patrick Sayne, Lars Jorgensen, Jennifer Idler, Jennifer Smith, Executive Director of the Children’s Museum, Rick Goree and John Hamon


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