Louisburg College Awarded $50,000 Grant

LOUISBURG, N.C. -- The Cannon Foundation has awarded Louisburg College a grant of $50,000.  The grant will help support renovations to the Music Wing of the Ray Hodges Fine Arts Complex.  “We are delighted to receive the financial support of The Cannon Foundation and their endorsement of Louisburg College through this award.  The grant will enhance facilities for our students in music instruction,” according to President Mark La Branche.

The Ray Hodges Fine Arts Complex is named in memory of a former trustee of the College and lifelong Louisburg resident.  Earlier, the Art Building portion of the Complex was extensively renovated and this past summer a new Studio Building was added.  Improvements to the Music Wing, originally constructed in 1974, include new HVAC, restrooms, flooring, equipment and furnishings and represent the final phase of this $900,000 project to strengthen programs in music and art.

Established in 1943 by Charles A. Cannon, President and Chairman of Canon Mills Company, and located in Concord, NC, The Cannon Foundation is one of North Carolina’s largest independent foundations.  Its philanthropy supports projects in healthcare, higher education, human services and community,

About Louisburg College
Related by faith to The United Methodist Church, Louisburg College is the oldest two-year residential college in the nation, and the only one in North Carolina. With a student body of 700 students, over 90 percent of Louisburg graduates continue their education at four-year schools. Learn more at www.louisburg.edu.

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