BPAC Arts Education Office Receives $7,000 King’s, Daughters and Sons Circle Number Two Grant

By Holly Senter | September 10, 2021 | Arts Education,Press Release

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(Jackson, Miss.) – 9/1/21 The Arts Education Office of the Bologna Performing Arts Center and Delta State Foundation have been awarded a $7,000 grant from the King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number Two. Holly Senter, the Arts Education Director at the BPAC, will be accepting this award on behalf of the BPAC and Delta State Foundation. This grant is a portion of the $217,000 in grants the King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number Two have awarded in 2021-2022. This grant will be used to fund the Read It, See It, Hear It, Be It program at the BPAC. This program will provide thousands of students with books and scholarship tickets to the 2021-2022 School-Time Matinee performances at the BPAC, as well as, provide scholarships for students to attend the Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute CORE Arts Residential Summer Camp, happening in June 2022.

The King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number Two has served the Greenville community for more than one hundred and twenty five years. Prior to the 1890’s, Greenville had no organized charities, welfare agencies or hospitals. In 1892, a group of local women set about meeting the needs of the area’s underserved population. By 1894, they needed more support to be effective. So they applied for a charter of incorporation to the International Order of The King’s Daughters, one of the oldest Christian service organizations in the world. Their charter was received January 14, 1895. The King’s Daughters Hospital was a product of the charter.

Since that time, the hospital and the Circle have been faithfully serving Greenville and the Mississippi Delta. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the Circle sold the hospital, but now continues as a charitable foundation. Proceeds from the sale of the hospital make possible grants to philanthropic projects in the area. Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has given more than $3,661,444.00, making it one of the largest contributors to charitable projects and programs in the Mississippi Delta.