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Posted May, 2017 by Barbara Ingram Foundation - Edited by Linda Howard

Raised $14,260.00

This is the most we have ever raised! 
We had 78 donors & we were 11th on the
leader board throughout the day!

We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the increase in
donations and  participation this year!


For more detailed information, visit our website at:

Foundation Events

On Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM, delight all of your senses with the sights and sounds of local artists while sampling culinary treats at various downtown venues. Entertainment by Barbara Ingram School for the Arts students & other talented local artists.

Get your passport ticket stamped at every venue and be eligible to win a variety of prizes! Bring your stamped passport to the Washington County Arts Council when completed visits at all venues. Tickets sold at The Maryland Theatre box office and all venues are within walking distance of City Center.

Taste of the Arts benefits The Maryland Theatre, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation, and Washington County Arts Council.  Tickets are $20 until the day of the event, and then they will be $25.

Foundation Programs

2017 Summer Arts Academy:  Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2017 Summer Arts Academy.  This is the Foundation's 7th year to sponsor this program.  There are 11 programs being offered this year.  Space is limited in some programs, so sign up early.  Application and Program descriptions have been posted on the foundation's web site, please click here:

Scholarship opportunities are available for several camps.
Applications can be found at: We would like to give special thanks to the following community businesses, organizations, and individuals for sponsoring our Summer Arts Academy through a sponsorship or scholarship donation.  

RBC Wealth Management, Wilson Orthodontics, Washington County Arts Council, Middletown Valley Bank, Schmankeral Stube, TMG Studios & Julie Fritsch

Susan Wood in honor of Michael Raymer Dance & Piano Scholarships
Thomas L. Law Visual Arts Scholarship
Maryland Symphony Orchestra Band & Flute Scholarships

Foundation News

"National Teacher Appreciation Day"
We would like to thank all of the teachers at the
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, for their hard work and continued
dedication in molding your children's lives in a positive direction. 

At the May 4th Board meeting, our Board Vice President Susan Wood, was presented with a sterling silver & rose gold Butterfly necklace for her $5,000 match towards Washington County Gives.  The Butterfly pendant was designed by R. Bruce Carson Jewelers for the Foundation's first Civic Arts project "Take Flight" in 2009.  Susan is a valued member of our Board and we appreciate all that she has given to the Foundation. 

Thank you Susan!

The Barbara Ingram Foundation has a non-paid student internship position this summer from June until August. The starting and ending dates are flexible. The candidate would work 10-12 hours a week. They would not work on Friday. The candidate would learn the fundamentals of a non-profit organization. Duties would include but not limited to: writing press releases, organize paper work, assist in the Summer Arts Academy, research grant opportunities and update alumni lists. Deadline May 19, 2017.

Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter to:
Mail To:  Mimi Dickinson, Executive Director
          Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation
          38 S. Potomac St. Suite 305
          Hagerstown, MD 21740

Foundation Fundraising

We have extended the deadline to May, 31, 2017....The Foundation has sponsored the Summer Arts Academy since 2011.  Under this program the Summer Arts Academy welcomes students in grades 7-12 from all areas in MD, VA, PA, and WV to participate in programs such as Rock Band Orchestra, Dance, Guitar, Piano, Vocal, Creative Writing, Musical Theater, and Visual Arts. 

A sponsorship will help to provide the funding for guest speakers/master classes and other materials needed to enhance this program. If you are interested in being a sponsor for the Summer Arts Academy, please clink on the form below to print a copy to fill out and send in. 

Leave a Legacy

Black Box Theatre Chair Campaign - 

Three new chairs:
In Honor of the Frantz/Howard Family
In Honor of Patrick Getty O'Farrell
Betty and Raquel Morgan

This is a great opportunity for you to leave a legacy for years to come. By sponsoring a chair for $1000 you will receive a personalized name plate on the back of the chair and your name on the recognition board located in the entrance of the Black Box Theatre. For more information and the application click this link:

Foundation Grant Programs
Recipients of the Pauline K. Anderson Student Grant:
Instrumental - Aidan Hughes
Visual Arts - Sydney Bak
Dance: Liliana Pena, Hannah Coughlin, Margaret Kline, Emily Hoffman, Anya Harrison, Lexie Wink, Mariah Marshall, Julie Hutzell, Alexis Hoffman

Recipients of the Hamilton Family Foundation Achievement Grant:

Visual Arts -
Sydney Bak
Visual Arts - Madelyn Lane
Dance- Eve Stanley

Awarded Enrichment Grants
Creative Writing-
Ms. McNew to attend a Slam Camp in Bloomington, Indiana

Visual Arts - All students will attend a lecture with Christine Neill at the Museum of Fine Arts. Her work is currently on displayed at the Museum.
BISFA Student News
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts is ranked 9th within Maryland. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts is 82 percent. The student body makeup is 24 percent male and 76 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 23 percent. Barbara Ingram School for the Arts is 1 of 8 high schools in the Washington County Public Schools.  
_________________________________________________________________________ is Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
Upcoming Events for BISFA

For a full Schedule of Events please scroll to the bottom of the newsletter and click the link provided under "BISFA SCHOOL CALENDAR."

Creative Writing
Senior Reading May 25th 7pm Community Room, WashCo Library

Dance Department
May 5 - Senior Dance Concert, 7:00 PM, HCC Kepler
May 19 - Spring Dance Concert, 7:00 PM, Maryland Theatre
May 26 - Junior Dance Concert, 7:00 PM, Williamsport High School

Musical Theatre Department
May 15 - Small Musical Theatre Ensemble, 7:00 PM, Black Box
May 24 & 25 - Large Musical Theatre Ensemble, 7:00 PM Black Box

Instrumental Music Department
May 6 - Swinging in the Park - Jazz, City Park, 12 Noon
May 7 - Senior Recital I, 3:00 PM & 5:00 PM, BISFA Dance Floor
May 13 - Senior Recital II, 3:00 PM & 5:00 PM, BISFA Dance Floor
May 16 - Spring Concert I Small Ensembles, 7:30 PM, BISFA Dance Floor
May 25 - Spring Concert II Band & Orchestra, 7:30 PM, HCC Kepler
Vocal Department
May 12 - Senior Vocal Celebration 7:30 PM, BISFA Dance Floor
May 18 - Spring Concert, 7:30 PM Trinity Lutheran Church
May 22 - Senior Gala, 3:10 - 4:25 PM, Maryland Theatre
May 23 - Freshman Vocal Recital, 7:30 PM, BISFA Dance Floor

Visual Arts Department
May 5 through May 28 - Visual Arts Exhibition, The Foundry /Chambersburg Arts Co-op, 100 S. Main Street, Chambersburg, PA
BISFA Alumni News We are looking for any alumni that would be interested in being on
            the 10 year anniversary committee. For more details email
            Mimi Dickinson at

Our Alumni are doing GREAT THINGS.....
Krista Hastings, completed her Sophomore Recital at the Westminster Choir College in Princeton New Jersey on Saturday April 15th.  This is an honor performance reserved for upper class Vocal Performance majors. Pictured here with Kyle Weary of BISFA and Dr. Kathy Price of WCC. Krista will be attending the Oxford Institute this summer with Dr. James Jordan and  Williamson Voices.

BISFA School Calendar

For a complete up-to-date calendar listing all the activities and events going on at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts please click here:
Our mailing address is:
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation
Mimi Dickinson, Executive Director
38 South Potomac Street, Suite 305
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Phone:  240.347.4934

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