SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – For the third consecutive year, the Annette Urso Rickel Foundation has generously awarded a grant to the Olga Iglesias Project, a music nonprofit dedicated to advancing the Puerto Rican legacy in classical music. This year, the grant amount has been increased to $15,000, a testament to the foundation’s commitment to fostering music education and Puerto Rican culture in classical music.
Founded in 2020, the Olga Iglesias Project champions music education in schools, sponsors emerging artists, and harnesses the power of digital media to shine a spotlight on Puerto Rico’s rich musical heritage.
Anthony Cheney Guzman, founder of the Olga Iglesias Project, expressed his heartfelt gratitude, stating, “This continuous support from the Annette Urso Rickel Foundation amplifies our mission to preserve and promote Puerto Rico’s legacy in classical music. With this grant, we can further our outreach in schools, support talented artists, and create a lasting impact in our community.”
Jay Rickel-Finnegan, President of the Annette Urso Rickel Foundation, highlighted the synergy between both organizations. “Our foundation is dedicated to enriching STEAM education, and music is a critical component of that endeavor. We are proud to support the Olga Iglesias Project, which not only educates but also celebrates the vibrant culture of Puerto Rico. Their passion and dedication align perfectly with our vision of creating models and initiatives that can significantly benefit schools and organizations.”
The Annette Urso Rickel Foundation has been a pillar in STEAM education, developing models and initiatives aimed at inspiring students and creating meaningful programs for schools and organizations in need.
This collaboration between the Olga Iglesias Project and the Annette Urso Rickel Foundation stands as a beacon of hope for aspiring musicians, educators, and anyone with a deep appreciation for the keeping classical music legacy alive.
About The Olga Iglesias Project:
Established in 2020, The Olga Iglesias Project is a music nonprofit focused on advancing the Puerto Rican legacy in classical music. Through robust educational programs in schools, artist sponsorship, and the innovative use of digital media, the project aims to celebrate and preserve Puerto Rican contributions to classical music.
About The Annette Urso Rickel Foundation:
The Annette Urso Rickel Foundation is devoted to fostering STEAM education in schools and organizations, aiming to develop comprehensive models and initiatives that nurture inspired students. Their mission is to ensure significant programs reach schools and organizations that can benefit the most.