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Neighborhood Music School Receives Part of $20 Million Bequest

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Dec 21, 2011
New Haven, Connecticut

Neighborhood Music School will receive 10 percent of a more than $20 million bequest announced, today, by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (CFGNH) to support local cultural organizations. The bequest is the largest in CFGNH's 84-year history, from the estate of Richard L. English to establish a permanent endowment. 

"This extraordinary gift is a great first step forward for community philanthropy in Greater New Haven and a reminder to us all of the powerful role local giving plays in the future of our community," said CFGNH president and CEO Will Gindberg.  "Richard's bequest follows the tradition of his parents, who each established funds through their wills to ensure that their local community would continue to benefit for generations to come."

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About Neighborhood Music School

Neighborhood Music School (NMS), established during the Settlement House Movement in 1911, is a non-profit community arts school and concert venue offering a broad variety of high quality music and dance instruction and programming.  As one of the 10 largest community arts schools in the Guild, NMS serves over 3,000 children and adults of all ages and levels of experience from 80 cities and towns throughout Connecticut and beyond. The School’s mission to increase access to high quality arts education is supported by a significant financial aid program and by an active community collaboration & partnership agenda.  NMS is funded by tuition and charitable donations from individuals, foundations and corporations.

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