The Glendale Educational Foundation (GEF) is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation to support the “Music Matters” program, which benefits music education for the Glendale Unified School District’s (GUSD) secondary schools. Over the past decade, school art and music programs have been decimated by severe state budget cuts. GEF is committed to addressing this gap by raising $250,000 over two years to sustain and expand music education for Glendale’s secondary public schools.
“We are so excited and appreciative that the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation has chosen to support our efforts to ensure all secondary students at GUSD have the tools and instruments necessary to participate in music education,” said Elsa Chagolla, Executive Director.
This is the first grant GEF has received from the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation.
The Glendale Educational Foundation serves to enrich and enhance the educational experience of Glendale Unified School District (GUSD) students and staff in the areas of Visual and Performing Arts, Health and Fitness, and Science and Technology. The current emphasis, “Music Matters” will help support music programs for GUSD secondary schools (middle and high school). To date, Over $3,300,000 has been donated to GUSD.
The Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation is a private, independent foundation that provides grants for charitable, educational and scientific purposes and its own research and education programs. Albert Borchard was a Los Angeles businessman in trucking, warehousing, and real estate. He and his wife, Elaine, who both died tragically in a 1983 auto accident, were avid supporters of universities in Southern California. The Borchard Foundation has been a faithful and long term contributor to Southern California’s university programs. In addition, the Foundation supports organizations that promote social justice, and the arts and improve the human condition. To learn more, visit http://www.borchardfoundation.org.