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“When the Wolves Came In,” performed by the dance troupe called Abraham.In.Motion. Photo of Connie Shiau by Tim Barden

August 2015 News

Lila Acheson Wallace loved the arts. So she gave.

Lila Acheson Wallace, wife of Reader’s Digest founder DeWitt Wallace, was passionate about the arts. She left a bequest in her will to help small and mid-sized organizations.

She trusted The Trust. And we make sure her love of the arts lives on. In June, we gave $850,000 from the fund she established to 10 arts groups that are changing leadership, opening new facilities, or starting community programs.

They are: dance companies Gibney Dance and Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion in Manhattan; Urban Bush Women and Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Fort Greene, Brooklyn; Bronx Council on the Arts; Classical Theatre of Harlem; Flux Factory (a live-work space in Queens); and Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling and multidisciplinary Laundromat Project, both in Harlem; as well as Ma-Yi Theater Company in Manhattan.

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