NEW ALBANY, Ind. (Feb. 3, 2015) – The Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County is supporting several IU Southeast initiatives through the generous funding of related projects.
The Foundation recently gave $300,000 to support the building of The Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County Amphitheater at IU Southeast.
Jerry Finn, executive director of the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, called the newly erected structure “impressive” and hopes it will be a positive addition to the beautiful campus
“We hope to improve the quality of life for the community and the students on campus,” Finn said. “We saw the potential for events that could take place there, bringing new opportunities to our region.”
In addition to the amphitheater, the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County funded three grants supporting IU Southeast departments. A $20,000 grant to the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center at IU Southeast will support the 2014-15 performing arts season to offer free admission for students to the Children’s Series performances.
“Education is one of the five primary areas the Horseshoe Foundation funds,” Finn said. “The committee saw the broad-based impact this grant could have on the community. The Ogle Center programs leave a lasting impression on the kids in our region. The folks there have been offering free programs to reach our kids long before free programming was popular.”
The Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County also awarded a $5,000 grant to the IU Southeast School of Education to purchase classroom technology, and a $3,500 grant to the IU Southeast Career Development Center to create an online training module to facilitate internships.
“The investment that the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County has made is inspiring,” IU Southeast Chancellor Ray Wallace said. “The Horseshoe Foundation is a true partner in our mission to provide educational opportunities to the people of our region.”