Genesis Inspiration Foundation Donates $100,000 To The Broward Performing Arts Foundation For Education And Enrichment Programs At The Broward Center

Genesis Motor America and Genesis automotive dealers throughout South Florida came together to present a $100,000 donation from the Genesis Inspiration Foundation to the Broward Performing Arts Foundation to fund education and enrichment programs at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. “Genesis Inspiration Foundation is dedicated to empowering young people across the nation to discover the profound impact of the arts within their communities,” said John Guastaferro, executive director, Genesis Inspiration Foundation. “We are honored to support the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in our joint effort to broaden access to youth arts education, foster creativity, and open doors to a world of possibilities.” The Broward Performing Arts Foundation raises funds to support the Broward Center’s innovative and diverse programming, arts-in-education initiatives and community engagement activities. The Broward Center offers the largest free arts-in-education program in the country. Building a community of innovators, thinkers and creators, the Broward Center’s education programs are reaching new heights as learning through the arts comes alive in the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center, the epicenter of performing arts educational opportunities in South Florida. “Sustaining, developing and securing the future of the performing arts is our mission and, with this donation, the Broward Center will continue to offer programs, classes and initiatives that encourage artistic expression and appreciation through the performing arts,” said Dev Motwani, vice chair of the Broward Performing Arts Foundation board of directors and member of the Performing Arts Center Authority. “We are extremely grateful to Genesis Motor America, the local Genesis automotive dealers and the Genesis Inspiration Foundation for their incredible generosity.” As part of the celebration, members of the youth performing vocal ensemble, the Broward Center Spotlights, closed the presentation with a Broadway medley. The Broward Center Spotlights, a talented group of students in sixth through 12th grade who perform regularly in the community, are a shining example of just one of the many performing arts opportunities offered by the Broward Center. This audition-based musical theater program trains students to perform solos, duets and group numbers along with choreography for various Broward Center and community events.

“Research shows the tremendous benefits that students gain from participation in the performing arts,” said Jan Goodheart, Vice President of External Affairs at the Broward Center. “This generous contribution will ensure that even more students in our community will have opportunities to explore a variety of art forms that will allow them to learn, to grow and to thrive.” The Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center, which opened in the fall of 2014, houses classrooms and a coaching studio, integrated technologies for distance learning and the JM Family Studio for teaching, rehearsals, recitals and intimate performances. Classes, workshops, master classes, performances and lectures for children, teens and adults of all ages are offered here. Thanks to the Broward Center’s long-standing partnership with the Broward County Public Schools and generous support from the community, more than 100,000 students attend school-day performances free of charge each year. These performances are directly tied to curriculum goals to deepen the learning in the classroom.

One of America’s premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive Spirit Club Level and UHealth-University of Miami Health System Intermezzo Lounge, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 100,000 students annually. Genesis Inspiration Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to connecting youth to the transformative power of the arts. Our mission is to improve educational outcomes by providing access to arts programs that engage and inspire children in under-resourced communities. Since its inception in 2018, the Genesis Inspiration Foundation has donated over $10 million to fund youth arts programming at museums, schools, and nonprofit art and cultural organizations nationwide. With the support of Genesis retailers and charitable donations, we are introducing children to a new world of the possible.