Whitney Fund provides $10,000 to match music programs
The Robert & Clarita Whitney Fund has committed $10,000 in matching dollars for the Foundation’s 2012-13 partnership with DonorsChoose.org. Local classroom projects that incorporate music will be eligible for this matching grant.
The Whitney Fund supports innovative programs that engage new and existing audiences for symphonic music in Kentucky. Robert Whitney (1904-1986) was a lifelong musician who was best known for founding the Louisville Orchestra in 1937 and serving as its first conductor, a position he held until 1967. He was also a composer and educator who was Dean of the School of Music at the University of Louisville (1956-71).
The late Mrs. Clarita Whitney created this fund in 2002 to preserve Kentucky’s musical future as well as its past.
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photo from Louisville Orchestra
photo by Charles Fentriss, Jr., Courier-Journal
photo from University of Louisville
Robert Whitney (left, foreground) with the Louisville Orchestra in 1950.