ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aronson Foundation, a charitable organization, is pleased to announce that it is awarding a $10,000 grant to The Musical Theater Center (MTC) in support of its educational programs, including their educational outreach and scholarship programs.
Aronson & Company, a Washington area accounting and consulting firm, formed the Aronson Foundation to address the needs of the community we have served for over 40 years. With a primary focus on the needs of children, the Foundation grants charitable contributions to organizations who have dedicated themselves to providing services that enhance our world and help the people in it thrive and succeed. All of this is made possible through the generosity and enthusiasm of Aronson & Company staff, officers, clients and friends.
Lisa J. Cines, CPA, Managing Officer of the Aronson Foundation commented, "The Aronson Foundation is very pleased to be able to award this grant to MTC. Their unique approach to helping young people through performance-based programs is something we are very proud to support."
The Musical Theater Center (MTC) has its roots in a performing ensemble of eight young artists called "Young Americans of Washington" who performed at the historic National Theater in Washington, DC in 1984. In 1995, the organization''s name changed to better reflect the mission and wide range of performing arts activities offered. Today, MTC is one of the leading performing arts education organizations for young people in the metropolitan Washington area and is dedicated to providing school age students the highest quality performing arts education with a focus on training in the musical theater disciplines of voice, dance and acting. In addition, MTC''s several community outreach programs provide arts education opportunities for underserved populations.
"The Musical Theater Center is very grateful to the Aronson Foundation for awarding this grant in support of our educational programs for young people," commented Rex Bickmore, Executive Director of the Musical Theater Center. "These funds will help make the continuation of these important programs possible. Each year our programs serve over 1800 children in our community, including over 700 in outreach programs with schools and service organizations."
Since 1962, Aronson & Company has been serving the Metro area business community. Over the years, we have dedicated funds and efforts toward charitable goals, each year establishing higher goals to work toward. Aronson & Company continuously looks for ways in which to give more back to the people who have made this community such a wonderful place in which to do business and live.
About Aronson & Company and the Aronson Foundation
As the Mid-Atlantic region''s premier accounting and consulting firm, Aronson & Company has built a tradition of excellence spanning nearly 50 years. Hundreds of dedicated business experts provide innovative solutions designed specifically for each client. A&C specializes in comprehensive audit, tax and consulting services for clients ranging from individual taxpayers up through publicly traded companies poised for continued success. A&C''s professionals stay ahead of trends to meet and exceed expectations through their unique combination of personal service and innovative expertise. Dedicated to providing a complete financial solution, A&C is more than just a typical accounting firm -- we are a trusted advisor to our clients.
In 2007, A&C was named one of the Metro area''s "Best Places to Work" by the Washington Business Journal. A&C is proud to be recognized as one of the "top 50 accounting firms in the nation" by publications that include Public Accounting Report, Accounting Today, and INSIDE Public Accounting, who also has ranked A&C on their elite "Best of the Best" list for three years running. A&C is also ranked as a top 10 accounting and consulting firm by the Washington Business Journal.
Aronson & Company established the Aronson Foundation in 2004.
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Source: The Aronson Foundation