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November 24, 1998 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Coast Repertory has been awarded a three-year, $550,000 grant in a major new initiative to support exemplary California arts organizations and to strengthen the state's arts community, officials announced Monday. The James Irvine Foundation will give SCR $150,000 annually for the next three seasons, plus $100,000 for a computer upgrade as part of its Cornerstone Arts Organizations program, foundation officials said.
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February 10, 2011 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's new role as conservator of the Watts Towers has brought an almost immediate payoff: a $500,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation, announced Wednesday, to help fund repair and preservation of the landmark folk-art masterpiece. "We're thrilled," said Olga Garay, executive director of the city's Department of Cultural Affairs, which manages the towers and recently struck a trial one-year agreement with LACMA for conservation and help with promoting the towers to prospective visitors and funders.
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October 23, 1986
The Pacific Asia Museum has been given a $30,000 challenge grant by the James Irvine Foundation. The matching grant will be used to develop the museum's cross-cultural programs.
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June 17, 2009 | Susan Emerling
Some time next year, a seeing-eye dog may guide visitors -- even those with no vision problems -- through the galleries of the Hammer Museum in Westwood to a pre-selected painting. In San Francisco, young actors in training may be found rounding up an audience for a play staged in a bar or in the rec room of a juvenile detention facility.
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March 1, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
New Lewitzky Manager: Ruth L. Elielhas become managing director of the Lewitzky Dance Company, brought in under a new three-year $175,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation to expand development of the 25-year-old company. Eliel, 38, was previously a senior manager at Deloitte & Touche accounting firm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1988
The James Irvine Foundation has given $100,000 to the Orange County Council of the Boy Scouts of America for outreach programs targeted at Orange County's Latino community. The grant will fund six additional program aide positions in the council's Latino outreach program. The aides will work within the Latino community to organize new Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops.
NEWS
June 27, 1993
Claremont Graduate School has received a $750,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation to recruit minority faculty and students. The grant will pay for up to 35 fellowships of $10,000 each. The balance will be spent on recruiting, seminars, workshops, conferences and faculty research projects. Claremont also plans to offer new courses, such as ethnic studies, within existing departments, a spokesman said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 1985
The Orange County Master Chorale has received a $50,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation. The grant, which extends over three years, will provide the group with money to develop a professional management staff. "With this funding as a significant beginning, we will be able to embark on a new era of professional business management and free our musicians to focus on more ambitious heights for all our audiences," said Maurice Allard, music director of the 115-member chorale.
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January 1, 2001 | Deniene Husted, (714) 520-2508
The James Irvine Foundation recently awarded $5 million in grants to California colleges and universities to increase diversity. The grants, made to USC and Occidental College in Los Angeles, Claremont Graduate University, Dominican University of California in San Rafael, and others, are part of the foundation's Campus Diversity Initiative, designed to open the opportunities of a college education to people of all ethnic and economic backgrounds.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2006
Broadway bound: It's official: "Curtains," the Kander & Ebb musical that had a successful run at the Ahmanson Theatre in L.A. this summer, will open on Broadway in March, with David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk reprising the roles they played here. Theater grant: The Laguna Playhouse has received a $400,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation to help build its audience.
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August 20, 2006 | Christopher Reynolds
THE good news for big-city arts organizations statewide is that the James Irvine Foundation is handing out $5.2 million in a campaign to boost innovation at arts institutions, including $2.4 million to three Los Angeles museums. The bad news is, that's only about half as much money as the foundation handed out the last time it did this.
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November 17, 2002 | Christopher Reynolds
The James Irvine Foundation, long one of the state's leading donors to social causes and the arts, is trimming its staff from 42 positions to 35 in the wake of hefty stock-market losses and plans a strategic shift that will reduce its arts philanthropy. The first move in that shift: the termination of program director Melanie Beene, the most senior of the foundation's three arts staffers, who will leave her position at the end of the month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2001 | Deniene Husted, (714) 520-2508
The James Irvine Foundation recently awarded $5 million in grants to California colleges and universities to increase diversity. The grants, made to USC and Occidental College in Los Angeles, Claremont Graduate University, Dominican University of California in San Rafael, and others, are part of the foundation's Campus Diversity Initiative, designed to open the opportunities of a college education to people of all ethnic and economic backgrounds.
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December 15, 1999 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The cash-strapped Pasadena YMCA, which closed its doors three months ago amid mounting debts and a state attorney general's investigation, is selling its shuttered facility to a foundation for use as a community center. The San Francisco-based James Irvine Foundation will buy the New York Drive building for $530,000 so it can be reopened, with city help, as a home for children's programs, Pasadena officials said.
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November 24, 1998 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Coast Repertory has been awarded a three-year, $550,000 grant in a major new initiative to support exemplary California arts organizations and to strengthen the state's arts community, officials announced Monday. The James Irvine Foundation will give SCR $150,000 annually for the next three seasons, plus $100,000 for a computer upgrade as part of its Cornerstone Arts Organizations program, foundation officials said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2006
Broadway bound: It's official: "Curtains," the Kander & Ebb musical that had a successful run at the Ahmanson Theatre in L.A. this summer, will open on Broadway in March, with David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk reprising the roles they played here. Theater grant: The Laguna Playhouse has received a $400,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation to help build its audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 1993 | ZAN DUBIN
In recognition of its 75th anniversary this year, the Laguna Art Museum has been awarded $125,000 by the James Irvine Foundation to create pilot outreach programs focusing on ethnic diversity and to upgrade its 10-year-old computer system. The $75,000 portion of the grant earmarked for computer improvement must be matched one-to-one.
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July 23, 1993 | ZAN DUBIN
In recognition of its 75th anniversary this year, the Laguna Art Museum has been awarded $125,000 by the James Irvine Foundation to create pilot outreach programs focusing on ethnic diversity and to upgrade its 10-year-old computer system. The $75,000 portion of the grant earmarked for computer improvement must be matched one-to-one.
NEWS
June 27, 1993
Claremont Graduate School has received a $750,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation to recruit minority faculty and students. The grant will pay for up to 35 fellowships of $10,000 each. The balance will be spent on recruiting, seminars, workshops, conferences and faculty research projects. Claremont also plans to offer new courses, such as ethnic studies, within existing departments, a spokesman said.
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