Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet Receives Bauman Grant

BUFFALO — The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, on behalf of the Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts today, has awarded the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet a grant.

The Bauman Fund for the Arts was established in 1996 by Sarah Bauman Baxter as a unique way to carry on her father’s name, Oliver Bauman. Mrs. Baxter and her father shared a love of the classics, including ballet and opera. When Mrs. Baxter passed away she translated that shared interest into a legacy gift that she hoped would “perpetuate the appreciation of such fine arts as an important and integral part” of the arts and cultural community Western New York.

Since the Bauman Fund for the Arts was established more than 20 years ago, it has awarded more than $500,000 to Western New York nonprofit organizations for the benefit of the region’s arts and cultural communities and has ensured that the classical traditions of ballet and opera are a consistent part of our region’s cultural heritage. For more information on the Bauman Fund for the Arts grant process, please visit www.cfgb.org/bauman.

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