Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Announces Major Support From the William Penn Foundation



December 2, 2011


Janelle McCoy, Executive Director
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
Edward McNally, Above The Fold PR

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Announces Major Support From The William Penn Foundation

The William Penn Foundation has approved a 19-month grant to Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia in the amount of $125,950 that will be used to support several vital capacity initiatives, including branding research, audience development and strategic infrastructure.

Speaking on behalf of Mendelssohn Club, Executive Director Janelle McCoy noted, “This grant represents an investment in the vitality of choral music in Philadelphia. It will contribute to many of the strategic efforts now being cultivated to ensure a strong
organizational infrastructure.” McCoy added, “With this strong show of support from the William Penn Foundation, Mendelssohn Club will be able to present our innovative programs to a wider and more diverse audience all over the region.”

The William Penn Foundation, founded in 1945 by Otto and Phoebe Haas, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that foster rich cultural expression, strengthen children’s futures, and deepen connections
to nature and community. In partnership with others, the Foundation works to advance a vital, just, and caring community. Learn more about the Foundation online at

One of America’s oldest choruses, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia performs choral music to create a shared transcendent experience among its singers and audiences. Through the excellence of its adventurous performances, Mendelssohn Club advances the development of choral music as an art form.

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