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Thea Foundation Announces First-Ever Thea’s Day of Giving


In honor of Thea Kay Leopoulos’s birthday and to highlight the foundation’s accomplishments as well as current needs, Thea Foundation will hold its first-ever Thea’s Day of Giving on Friday, December 6.

Help us support creative learning for the 478k K-12 public school students and the 33k teachers in Arkansas. Thea Foundation provides the needed art supplies and resources to help equip as many classrooms as our budget permits. We can do more. We need your assistance to inspire young minds to think creatively. On December 6, take part in Thea’s Day of Giving and help fund the future of the Arts for Arkansas’s youth.

For the enrichment of Arkansas’s youth, we need you to invest in Arts Education. In the coming weeks, we’ll be highlighting recently funded Art Closet projects as well as follow-ups with teachers who received professional development through our Arts Reconstruction program. Stay tuned for details for our giving options as well as information about becoming a Thea Insider.

Thea Kay Leopoulos

December 6 is at the heart of our foundation’s mission as it is the birthday of Thea Kay Leopoulos. Named for the daughter of Paul and Linda Leopoulos, Thea Foundation carries on the legacy of Thea, who thrived academically, socially, and emotionally thanks to her artistic pursuits. More of Thea’s story can be found here.

About Thea Foundation

Thea Foundation’s mission is to advocate the importance of the Arts in the development of our youth. Three programs are implemented statewide to support this mission—Thea Scholarships, Art Closet and Arts Reconstruction. Since 2002, Thea Foundation has awarded more than $2.3 million in scholarships to Arkansas students and provided more than $1.5 million in art supplies and creative materials to underfunded schools through our Art Closet program. In addition, Arts Reconstruction is our focused effort to help teachers receive professional development and supplies to enable a better platform to advance in their own careers and schools. Our collective aim is to enrich young minds through the power of the Arts.

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