GraVoc Charitable Foundation President, Catherine Gravel, met with Josh Vadala, Superintendent of Peabody Public Schools and Jon Simmons, Director of Performing Arts, to present them with a $5,000 donation toward the production of a Youth Concert with the Hillyer Festival Orchestra for sixth-grade students at the Higgins Middle School!
The Peabody Cultural Council awarded Mr. Simmons a grant intended to fund a sixth-grade field trip to Symphony Hall for a BOS Youth Concert. Unfortunately, Symphony Hall required proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for all visitors. As a result, Mr. Simmons cancelled the field trip. To provide these students with a much-needed break from the stresses of school, Mr. Simmons reached out to the Hillyer Festival Orchestra with the hope of producing a Youth Concert and presenting it at Peabody City Hall. The Cultural Council willingly agreed to apply their grant to this initiative and the GraVoc Charitable Foundation agreed to further assist by donating.
The GraVoc Charitable Foundation’s mission is to assist and engage in activities that serve charitable, educational, literary, or scientific purposes, as well as create, strong, well-organized relationships throughout the community. “Over the last 2+ years, COVID has taken a toll on young people’s education, social connections, and mental health. The GraVoc Charitable Foundation is happy to support programs that will address these needs and provide an outlet to guide students to better manage and understand emotions and push them to do better academically,” stated Catherine Gravel, President of the Foundation.
About the GraVoc Charitable Foundation:
GraVoc has decided to use a portion of our annual profits to form the GraVoc Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Foundation’s purpose is to assist and engage in activities that serve charitable, educational, literary, or scientific purposes, as well as to create strong, well-organized relationships throughout the community. Learn more about our Foundation and other recent donations by clicking below.
In the photo from left to right: David Gravel- GraVoc Charitable Foundation, Mary Bellavance-GraVoc Charitable Foundation, Jon Simmons-Director of Performing Arts PVMHS, Catherine Gravel-President, GraVoc Charitable Foundation, Dr. Josh Vadala- Superintendent of Peabody Public Schools, Brian Gravel-GraVoc Charitable Foundation, and in the rear Nathaniel Gravel, GraVoc Charitable Foundation and Debbie MacGregor, GraVoc Charitable Foundation
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