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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Fundraising Event Coming to Lafayette on July 17!

The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph and Gail Savoie of Lafayette, LA, are kindly hosting a special fundraising event at their home on July 17, 2014.   The event, which is generously sponsored by Chevron, will benefit GRFA's Louisiana A+ Schools (LAA+) Program.

$125 per person.  Attendance is limited.

Click invitation below to enlarge and see more details.

GRFA and LAA+ are among the leaders in arts in education nationwide and we were just selected as one of six organizations in the country to work with the White House and the President's Committee on Arts and Humanities to turnaround failing schools through the arts.

LAA+ is a research-based program that transforms schools by infusing arts integration across all curriculum.  A critical component of LAA+ is professional development for all faculty at participating schools.

Each year, teachers gather for the LAA+ Summer Institute, an intensive workshop where they learn the eight A+ Essentials and receive training in how to nurture creativity in the classroom and in every student.  From July 20-25, the LAA+ Summer Institute will be held on the campus of University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Over 300 teachers representing our 9 schools (click photo to enlarge) will be in Lafayette and your participation at this fundraiser will help make it all possible.

We invite you to join us for a festive evening of delicious food catered by Blue Dog Cafe, music by Sean Trcalek, and an exciting auction of silkscreen prints by George Rodrigue:

"Drew Brees" print signed by George Rodrigue and Drew Brees

"Mardi Gras 2014," estate proof print, sold out and only available through charity auctions

"Cajun Man" print signed by George Rodrigue and Mark Hudspeth, Head Coach of the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns

In addition to the funds raised through this party, we also have sponsorships available to support various aspects of the LAA+ Summer Institute.

To learn how you can become a supporter of GRFA's Louisiana A+ Schools program or to purchase tickets or RSVP to the Lafayette fundraiser, please call (337) 654-6300.  Tickets will also be available at the door.  

We hope to see you there on July 17!


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