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The Bechtler Muesum Of Modern Art Recieves $350,000 Grant

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Good news came in the form of grant money to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Wednesday. The museum has received the largest grant from a corporate donor in its five-year history. 

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art was awarded a $350,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. There are a few ways the museum plans to put the money to good use.

The money will support free admission for military members and special family events. $50,000 of the grant will be used as matching funds for people who donate $1,000 or more to the museum through June.

The grant will be used over three years on a declining basis. Bechtler President and CEO John Boyer says it’s a smart way to set up the grant.

“The fact that it’s over three years gives us a kind of predictability and dependability that really allows us to make certain kinds of programmatic and staffing commitments that you can’t do if you’re only getting grants on a year by year basis," said Boyer.

Plus he says, the timing of the grant worked out nicely—The Bechtler Museum celebrated its fifth birthday just last week.

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