PAInT Center at USF receives $30,000 donation to promote diversity, equity and inclusion

Categories: Donors, EMPOWERMENT AND SUCCESS: Academic Enrichment, Grants, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion,

The University of South Florida Foundation has received $30,000 in donations to create a program at the Florida Center for Partnerships in Arts-Integrated Teaching (PAInT) that combines creative learning and classroom instruction with concepts that promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Called the Beeler Scholars’ IDEIL Program, the initiative is named for philanthropists Tom and Carol Beeler of Sarasota, who provided $10,000 to help launch the program. IDEIL stands for Incorporate Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Leadership.

In addition to the Beeler family, the program received matching funds from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County – together totaling $20,000 – to help subsidize the launch and the program’s first-year developmental phase.

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