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

We would like to thank our Summer Arts Academy Instructors and Interns for making this year's program so successful.  We had over 90 students in attendance with six academy's to choose from. 



For more detailed information, visit our website at:

Foundation Fundraising

“Hearts for the Arts” Annual Membership Campaign 2017-2018. 
Our Annual HFA Membership Campaign provides the additional financial support necessary for students to experience master classes, an enriched arts curriculum, artist-in-residence instructors and guest performers/instructors and off-site learning opportunities. Please click this link to take you to our donation page:

Supporting the Arts 2017-2018 Sponsorship Opportunities
Brochures are now available on line. Please click this link to access the application and brochure:  We want to THANK the organizations that have continued their sponsorship.

  The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation received a
$9.63 donation form the AmazonSmile Foundation. 
This donation was a result of AmazonSmile program activity.

When customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.  If you would like to support the Barbara Ingram Foundation through your Amazon purchases, please bookmark this link and support us every time you shop.

Leave a Legacy

Black Box Theatre Chair Campaign
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 Programs

Foundation News

Mimi and Linda want to thank Brenda Fitzsimmons for his continued support and  generous donation of 2 HP 27inch  Computer Monitors. We can see so much more on our new screens.
On August 3, 2017 the Barbara Ingram Foundation held their
Board Retreat at The Columbia Bank.  A BIG thank you to the entire Board for their time, support and dedication as we plan for our
10th Anniversary in 2019.
Foundation Grant Programs
Recipients of the Pauline K. Anderson Student Grant:
None this month

Recipients of the Hamilton Family Foundation Achievement Grant:
None this month

Awarded Enrichment Grants
None this month

Robert Herr Scholarship was awarded to Elizabeth Whitmore. Congratulations!

The Robert Herr scholarship, the annual foundation scholarship given to a graduating senior from Barbara Ingram, was awarded this year to Elizabeth Whitmore. The scholarship is named in honor of the late social studies teacher, who passed away in a tragic accident in November, 2010. In order to be awarded the scholarship, the student must write an essay describing what Barbara Ingram means to them as well as how they plan to continue their education and pursue their goals. Whitmore, a co-valedictorian for this year’s graduating class, will be attending the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California to study music; the $500 scholarship will go toward her education there. Congratulations, Elizabeth!

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

Dance Department

Musical Theatre Department

Instrumental Music Department
Vocal Department

Visual Arts Department
BISFA Alumni News We are looking for any alumni that would be interested in being a Class Agent. For more details email
            Mimi Dickinson at

Our Alumni are doing GREAT THINGS.....

A Summer Intern’s Note....

At the beginning of the summer between my sophomore and junior years at Johns Hopkins University, I got news that I was chosen to be the summer intern at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation. I was very excited for the opportunity as Non-Profit organizations have always been an interest of mine and I was eager to learn more.

And learn I did. This summer I have learned that the foundation does more than just give grants to students. This summer I learned just how much patience and fine tuning it takes to run such an organization. From reaching out to alumni or planning events, Mimi gave me opportunities to truly become a part of the Foundation. Even organizing deposits, or updating contact sheets, everything counts and you can see it pay off when you interact with the students of the Summer Arts Academy and meet the possible next generation of Barbara Ingram School for the Arts.

Being a student at Barbara Ingram gave me tools for success, and I am happy to say that after working with Mimi and Linda this summer, I feel I have gained many more.

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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