Helga and Gary Westerhoff presented a check for $ 7,500 to the Friends of the Metuchen Arts Council, the non-profit organization whose mission is to help fund the programming of the Metuchen Arts Council.
“With this incredible gift, the Westerhoffs continue to be a leader in supporting the arts and culture in our borough. We are very grateful for their continued support for the programming of the Metuchen Arts Council, ”said Council co-chair Robert Diken in a prepared statement.
In addition to their financial donation, the Westerhoffs also donated a Kawai Baby Grand Piano to the Arts Council which will be housed in the community hall of the Metuchen Public Library.
Due to the resurgence of the COVID pandemic, a private ceremony was held at the Metuchen Public Library on July 31 to recognize the two donations. according to the statement.
Founded by Helga Westerhoff in 1998, the Westerhoff School of Music & Art at 5 Calvin Pl. In Metuchen provides a foundation that can prepare students for careers in music and / or the visual arts, as well as a lifetime of musical enjoyment. and appreciation of art. The program is designed to deepen a love and understanding of music and art and to develop performance skills in both, according to the statement.
The Metuchen Arts Council sponsors programs in all artistic disciplines, supports local artists and arts organizations through grants, sponsorships and networking opportunities, strives to build a community to attract artists and audiences of all ages and cultures, and is an advocate for arts education at all levels, the statement said.
For more information visit www.westerfhooffschoolofmusic.com.
For more information on the Metuchen Arts Council’s program offerings, visit www.metuchenartscouncil.com.