Youth and Teens receive daily opportunities to participate in arts programs, including dance, music, painting, crafts, and digital arts. These are opportunities that our members may otherwise not have access to, and through these programs, members are using their creativity to create great works of art.
In 2016, after the passing of both Shirley Madrigrano and Natalie Lee, the Arts Foundation was started at the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha in their honor by their sons Joe Madrigrano Jr. and Robert Lee, Jr. The goal of the foundation is to raise enough funds so that the earnings of the Arts Foundation come back to the Club each year in increasing amounts as the Arts Foundation grows.
The collective donation from Joseph and Kathy Madrigrano Jr. and the Lee’s will be applied to the Shirley Madrigrano and Natalie Lee Arts Foundation. All community donations received will be used to develop, enhance, and sustain the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha’s art programming.
It costs the Club about $20,000 annually to run arts programming for youth and teens. The goal of the Arts Foundation is to support the full arts budget ultimately.
Those who are interested in contributing to the Natalie Lee and Shirley Madrigrano Arts Foundation can mail a check to the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha (1330 52nd St., Kenosha, WI 53140) and specify Arts Fund in the memo. For more information, contact Tara Panasewicz at [email protected].
The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha is a youth guidance organization dedicated to promoting health, social, educational, vocational, cultural, character, and leadership development. The Club helps youth improve their lives by building skills, values and self-esteem. When you support the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, you support the kids who need us the most and their great futures ahead. Visit www.BGCKenosha.org/donate to donate today.