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Herb Alpert Foundation Gifts $5 Million to Harlem School of the Arts

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The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA), the community–based cultural and educational institution serving children and families of all backgrounds for nearly 50 years, recently announced that it will receive a historic grant of more than $5 million from the Herb Alpert Foundation.

The grant, totaling $5,050,000, is a gift from legendary musician, artist and philanthropist Herb Alpert to ensure a sustainable future for the Harlem School of the Arts and the future of its students.

Through this unprecedented grant, the Harlem School of the Arts will create an endowment providing scholarships for needy students, retire its inherited debt, and further enhance its programs and facilities that offer cultural enrichment and world–class training in five areas: music, dance, theater, the visual arts and musical theater.

Read more about the school at and this recent blog post at the New York Times.

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