Marywood University’s String Project Receives Grant from Scranton Area Community Foundation


SCRANTON, PA (May 25, 2017)—Marywood University’s String Project recently received a grant from The Scranton Area Community Foundation to support the All Saints String Project, a collaboration between Marywood’s String Project, All Saints Academy, and the Diocese of Scranton.

The All Saints String Project is headed by Sophie Till, M.M., clinical assistant professor of violin/viola and director of the String Project at Marywood University; Doreen Dougherty, principal at All Saints Academy; and Monsignor David L. Tressler, Diocese of Scranton.

With the assistance of the Scranton Area Community Foundation grant, Marywood University’s String Project was able to expand over the last academic year into three new satellite programs at All Saints Academy, Scranton; Mountain View Elementary School, Kingsley; and Nativity Miguel School, Scranton.

Students recently gave their second performance at the Marywood String Project Spring Gala Concert.

Pictured (Left to right): Marissa Draim, Clarks Summit, violin music education major and student teacher for Marywood University’s String Project; Cathy Fitzpatrick, grants administrator at The Scranton Area Foundation; and Laura Ducceschi, president and CEO at The Scranton Area Foundation.

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