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M&T announces funding commitment to the MAG  

M&T announces funding commitment to the MAG  

M&T Bank announced a new $250,000 charitable commitment for the Memorial Art Gallery to support two of its initiatives.  

M&T announces funding commitment to the MAG  The five-year commitment will serve as a sustained source of funding for the MAG-RCSD Expanded Learning Collaboration and the annual M&T Bank Clothesline Festival. 

“With this new commitment to the Memorial Art Gallery, we’ll help provide empowering educational experiences for Rochester children and support the vibrancy of our region’s creative economy,” said M&T Bank Regional President Dan Burns, in a statement. 

The MAG-RCSD Expanded Learning Collaboration is a museum-based learning initiative that immerses Rochester City School District students in arts experiences that enhance curricula provided in their classrooms.  

This year, the program will serve nearly 600 students in second, third and fourth grades from five elementary schools including Dr. Charles T. Lunsford School No. 19, Francis Parker School No. 23, Adlai E. Stevenson School No. 29, John James Audubon School No. 33 and Mary McLeod Bethune School No. 45. 

Participating in the ELC program is free for each partner school. 

M&T also announced it will extend its sponsorship of the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival for another five years. M&T has been the presenting sponsor of the popular event since 1994.  

Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11, this year’s M&T Bank Clothesline Festival is expected to feature more than 300 artists. It is MAG’s biggest celebration of artists and its largest annual fundraiser.  

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