Bank of Georgetown was honored to participate in the “Support Arts Education” fundraiser, a capital campaign to raise $100,000 to support the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 25.
All Bank of Georgetown branches collected donations for the campaign and the funds raised will support the Duke Ellington School and Universal Institute Charter School located in Philadelphia, Pa., and founded by Kenny Gamble.
“We believe strongly in supporting our surrounding communities through involvement with a variety of community charities,” said Bank of Georgetown managing director of business development, Jeff Banks. “We welcome the opportunity to give back, and are proud to support a school that has done so much to enrich the city.”
Located in Washington, DC, the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts was founded in 1974 and is the only public high school in the District that provides professional arts training and college preparation to talented public school students. Each student takes a full academic course-load and, additionally, majors in one of eight arts disciplines (dance, literary media, museum studies, instrumental or vocal music, theater, technical design and production and visual arts).
For more information about the Duke Ellington School of the Arts go to http://www.ellingtonschool.org/about/index.html.