The Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation has donated $50,000 to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, which will support a year’s worth of arts education programming throughout Allegan, Kent, and Ottawa Counties.
A check and celebration took place at the SCA with children’s art hanging on the walls. The donation will help provide a wide range of programming such as the Children’s Film Festival, Artists in Residence, Growing Young Artists and Project Based Learning. Each program aims to make an impact in kids’ lives.
Kristin Armstrong, Executive Director for Saugatuck Center for the Arts says, “By supporting the SCA, Perrigo is not only helping to make art accessible for all children, but our youth also learn soft skills such as collaboration, empathy, analytical thinking and teamwork, skills necessary for a lifetime of success.”
“The Perrigo Foundation’s support of health and education enables organizations to improve the well-being of our communities, which is a key component of Perrigo’s corporate vision,” says Murray S. Kessler, CEO and President of Perrigo. “This was a particularly wonderful opportunity to help children continue to appreciate the arts throughout the year, while fostering our longstanding partnership with Saugatuck Center for the Arts.”
Perrigo has donated nearly $300,000 to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts since 2007 to support their programs focused on building a vibrant arts and cultural community.