Congratulations to the organizers of the 2014 Charleston Marathon, who recently presented $100,000 in race proceeds to the Youth Endowment for the Arts, a nonprofit organization that provides equitable, quality cultural arts experiences to Charleston-area children.
The Charleston Marathon was organized in 2011 to raise funds for the YEA. In its inaugural year, the race raised $40,000, and by 2013, proceeds had doubled to $80,000. In four years, the marathon has raised a grand total of $280,000. The marathon is the sole funding source for YEA.
YEA was founded in 2000 by North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey and his wife, Judge Deborah Summey. Through grants and curriculum building, YEA strives to use the fine arts to help open additional avenues to learning.
The 2015 Charleston Marathon is set for January 17.
Image – front row, left to right: Dr. Nancy McGinley, Charleston County Schools Superintendent; North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey; Judge Deborah Summey; and Liz Alford, Charleston Marathon Executive Director. Back row, left to right: Dr. James Braunreuther, Charleston County Schools Fine Arts Coordinator; Kyle Lahm, Mayor’s Office Coordinator of Education, Youth and Family; and Zoe Roff, Charleston County Schools Fine Arts Department.
Via: Charleston Marathon