Local philanthropists step up, match grant for Cathedral Arts Project anniversary

Thanks to the generosity of Delores Barr Weaver, Helen Lane, Joannie and Russell Newton Jr., and Monica and Bob Jacoby the Cathedral Arts Project’s 25th anniversary year will finish with the 2017-2018 school year goals met.

Weaver, of Riverside, issued a matching gift challenge to provide $25,000 if an additional $75,000 could be secured. The Newtons, also of Riverside, Lane of Ortega and the Jacobys of Ponte Vedra Beach, made sure the challenge was met. Because of their generous support, more than 1,000 local students participated in CAP programs, receiving over 2,000 hours of instruction in dance, music, theatre and the visual arts.

“It was wonderfully gratifying to have four of our most longstanding donors come together with additional gifts in honor of our 25th anniversary. Glad and generous hearts of people like Monica and Bob Jacoby, Helen Lane, Joannie and Russell Newton and Delores Barr Weaver have made it possible for CAP to transform the lives of so many children these past 25 years. They all understand that there is something about the arts that reaches children in ways nothing else can,” said Rev. Kimberly L. Hyatt, president and CEO.

Weaver, who has supported CAP’s work for over two decades, was its inaugural recipient of the Guardian of the Arts Award in 2006.


Photos courtesy of The Cathedral Arts Project