The first award for $1,500 was for this year's free Veteran's Day concert taking place Saturday, November 11 at 7 pm. Music will be provided by the Peace Jubilee Brass Band. In the spirit of the great American Peace Jubilee of 1869, under the direction of the noted musician and composer Patrick S. Gilmore, comes the Peace Jubilee Brass Band.This band presents the latest and the most favorite tunes of the late 19th and early 20th century using historic over-the-shoulder brass instruments that were commonly used by community brass bands across America after the Civil War. To add to the occasion, the band will appear in appropriate dress to add to the authenticity of the event. This event is free to the public and will include the color guard, and local historian Bob Elliot as well as the music performance by the Peace Jubilee Brass Band. You can get your free ticket to this year's concert by clicking here.
The second award for $10,500 will support this year's National Touring Season and specifically Master Illusionist Mike Super. Mike Super is a performing artist that uses visual effects, drama, and magical genius to awe guests around the world. Mike Super’s life is characterized by his passion for magic. He has astonished millions of people with his craft including: Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno, Kenny Chesney, Kim Kardasian and more! Mike’s ever-growing popularity has garnered him several prestigious awards including: Top 12 America’s Got Talent 2014 Finalist, Entertainer of the Year, Best Performing Artist of the Year, and America’s Favorite Mystifier. You’ll be amazed as you watch one of America’s top Illusionists perform on the TCA stage. Tickets are on sale now for $30 for adults and $25 for seniors, youth, and military. Purchase your tickets by clicking here.
The Foundation is confident that music and the performing arts positively enhance people’s lives, which is why the Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation seeks to enrich the Lenawee County region’s cultural life through its support of, education in, performance of and appreciation for the performing arts. The Foundation’s primary focus is on music and performing arts programs that benefit the Lenawee County community and/or students in the County’s primary and secondary education programs (including post-secondary scholarships in music and performing arts).
"We are incredibly thankful for the generous support of the Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation," stated TCA Director Kelly Jo Gilmore. "The organization's passion for bringing music and the performing arts to Lenawee County is vital to the success of many arts organizations in our area. I am overwhelmed by their generosity to enrich the theater's cultural impact in the community."
THIS NON-PROFIT FOUNDATION:
*Perpetuates the charitable vision of Elizabeth Wilson in its assistance to music and the performing arts.
*Serves the Lenawee County region as an important resource by awarding grants to qualified non-profit organizations with specific, identifiable needs in the areas the Foundation targets.
*Values self-reliance and encourages the use of matching funds for proposed projects.
The Elizabeth Wilson Foundation funds only projects that involve music and the performing arts.