Arts Partnership Donates Computer to Paseo Academy Graphic Design Department

Paseo Academy students with their new computers (Leoopold Gallery Educational Foundation)

Twenty-four new computers were installed at the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts’ Graphic Design Department this spring. Twelve of the computers were funded by the Leopold Gallery Educational Foundation, with the others funded by the Kansas City Public Schools District.

The Leopold Gallery Educational Foundation, a non-profit organization sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Charitable Foundation, underwrites the financial needs of Paseo Academy and Sumner Academy in Kansas City, which includes technology, books and art supplies.

It’s “a worthwhile gig,” wrote Paul Dorrell, president of Leopold Gallery, announcing the success of the recent project.

The Leopold Gallery Educational Foundation works with teachers and parents toward the goal of preparing students at these schools for college, and having up-to-date computers will help prepare the students for possible futures in graphic design. Since 2006, the Foundation has taken 1,450 students on educational trips and helped approximately 800 students enroll in college. For more information visit www.leopoldgallery.com.

Libby Hanssen

Originally from Indiana, Libby Hanssen covers the performing arts in Kansas City. She is the author of States of Swing: The History of the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, 2003-2023. Along with degrees in trombone performance, Libby was a Fellow for the NEA Arts Journalism Institute at Columbia University. She maintains the culture bog "Proust Eats a Sandwich."

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