The Right Brain Initiative



November 6th, 2011 by Right Brain Team

Our business partners continue to applaud the Right Brain mission, and with building enthusiasm! We are pleased to announce not just a renewal, but a veritable surge in private support this month from two of our corporate sponsors: JPMorgan Chase emphatically increased its donation from last year with a recent check presentation, while Bank of America renewed its investment in the future of arts education through an increased contribution yesterday. Now that’s rising to the occasion.

JPMorgan Chase linked arms with Right Brain on October 26th. From left to right: Marna Stalcup, Program Manager, The Right Brain Initiative; Brian Stewart, Vice President, Community Relations Officer, JPMorgan Chase; Eloise Damrosch, Executive Director, Regional Arts & Culture Council; Carol R. Smith, Board Chair, The Regional Arts & Culture Council

At RACC’s October 26th board meeting, RACC Executive Director Eloise Damrosch and Right Brain Program Manager Marna Stalcup stepped forward to accept the generous check presented by Brian Stewart, Vice President/Community Relations Officer of JPMorgan Chase. Just a week later, Monique Barton (Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility) attended the Development Committee meeting to present Bank of America’s contribution. As a public-private venture, Right Brain recognizes that support of this kind constitutes a big part of the funding pie.

Our work in the schools — every stage from the teaching artist selection process to our professional development with educators right down to the creative process in the classrooms — is built on principles of collaboration and integration. Lucky for us, our funding model is based on the same principles. In the same way that the study of math is transformed when an artistic process becomes part of the equation, Right Brain has been transformed into the dynamic organization that it is today as a result of diverse kinds of community support and encouragement. Businesses, foundations, individuals, the arts community, and the public sector continue to unite for visible change in our schools!

We’re humbled to be part of a community that sees the long-term value of our programming and arts education as a whole.


Click here to link to a list of our private donors

Click here to link to a list of our public donors.


Right Brain Team