Madrigrano Family to Provide Matching Grant to the Natalie Lee and Shirley Madrigrano Arts Foundation
For the remainder of 2018, Joseph and Kathy Madrigrano have agreed to match up to $100,000 of contributions that are made to the Natalie Lee and Shirley Madrigrano Arts Foundation.
Art involvement at the Club includes dancing, singing, playing instruments, video production, mixing beats in the music studio, sewing, making jewelry, coloring, painting and more.
In 2017, the Club unveiled a brand new, fully renovated dance studio. In just three short months following its completion, over 60 teens participated in the dance program and the Club established its own dance team. With the Foundation support, the Club was able to hire dance instructors.
“We are beyond grateful for the continued vision and support of the Joe and Kathy Madrigrano family,” said BGCK CEO, Jake McGhee. “As evidenced by the number of kids participating in dance, there’s a definite interest in various forms of the arts and with additional funding I am excited to see what we can add to our already expansive programming.”
In 2016, after the recent passing of both Shirley Madrigrano and Natalie Lee, the Arts Foundation was started at the Club in their honor by their sons Joe Madrigrano and Robert Lee, Jr. The goal of the foundation is to raise enough funds so that the earnings of the Arts Foundation comes back to the Club each year in increasing amounts as the Arts Foundation grows. This funding serves to offset program costs. With these funds, the Club hopes to enable more kids to participate in arts programming.
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 Jake McGhee at JMcGhee@bgckenosha.org.