Culver City, CA (May 1, 2015) – Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation. This grant will provide support for a variety of enrichment programs for students with special needs at the ECF Kayne Eras School. Enrichment activities are fundamental to the school’s philosophy and include hands-on technology education, performing arts, visual art, business entrepreneurship, athletics, self-defense, and community service.
“ECF is grateful for the support from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation. This generous grant will allow us to make a positive impact on the students we serve and expand the enrichment opportunities available to them,” said Scott Bowling, President and CEO of ECF.
Established in 1993, the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation seeks to continue Ella Fitzgerald’s legacy by making grants to promote a love of music, provide music education for children and young adults, and provide exposure to the joys and beauty of music. In addition, the Foundation provides grants that provide assistance to the at-risk and disadvantaged members of our communities – assistance that enables them to achieve a better quality of life.
“Our Board of Directors sees what important work ECF does, and we know that Ella would be so pleased that her philanthropic legacy lives on in such a meaningful way,” said Fran Morris Rosman, Executive Director of the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation.
Learn more about Ella Fitzgerald, the First Lady of Song, at www.ellafitzgerald.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EllaFitzgerald; and learn more about the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation at www.ellafitzgeraldfoundation.org.
About Exceptional Children’s Foundation
Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) provides the highest quality services for children and adults who are challenged with developmental, learning and emotional disabilities – empowering them to reach their greatest potential. Each year, ECF serves more than 3,700 clients and their families at 15 program sites, in clients’ homes, and in community settings throughout Los Angeles County. Established in 1946, ECF is the only organization of its kind in California to provide a lifespan of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. To learn more, visit www.ECF.net and connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConnectwithECF.