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|HILLIARD UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM RECEIVES GRANT FROM TARGET FOR SCHOOL TOUR PROGRAM|
|The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University
Art Museum at UL Lafayette today announced a partnership with
Target in recognition of its efforts in connecting school children
The funds will be used to underwrite free admission for K-12 students attending the museum through an organized school field trip.
“ Given the fiscal limitations of our local schools and families, Target is making this important educational experience possible for over 1,000 children throughout Acadiana” says Mark Tullos, museum director. “We are delighted to partner with Target Stores in bringing school groups through the museum galleries.”
This $2,000 grant is part of ongoing efforts by Target to strengthen families and communities throughout the country. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income to communities.
Today, that giving equals more than $3 million every week.
“At Target, our local grants are making a difference in communities across the country,” said Laysha Ward, President, Community Relations, Target. “We’re proud to partner with the Hilliard University Art Museum as part of our ongoing commitment to strengthen communities where our guests and team members live and work.”
Additionally, Target also gives through signature programs that are designed to inspire learning in children and families. Programs include:
· Take Charge of Education®, a school fundraising program;
· Target School Library Makeovers, a program that provides year-round volunteer
opportunities for Target team members to get involved with their local school;
· Target Field TripSM Grants, a program that helps educators bring learning to life outside
the classroom through the distribution of grants;
· Target House®, serves as a home away from home for families of children receiving
lifesaving treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in Memphis. The St. Jude
School Program presented by Target, is staffed with accredited teachers and helps patients stay on track academically while undergoing treatments that can last months;
· Target Volunteers, a nationwide network of Target team members, retirees, families and
friends who volunteer millions of hours to community projects.
About the Hilliard Museum
Since opening in 2004, the Hilliard Museum has developed a base corps of community volunteers who support the basic outreach initiatives to visiting student and adult groups. The Hilliard features a variety of changing exhibitions and a continuing schedule of lectures and programs. The museum has also effectively cultivated, inspired and managed unique partnerships with both campus and community organizations that share common education goals. These partnerships effectively encourage the use of museum collections as a tool for education and the museum galleries as an environment for learning.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,750 stores in 49
states nationwide and at Target.com. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.
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