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Living Arts and Science Center Receives $1 Million Challenge Grant

The Living Arts and Science Center in Lexington, Kentucky, has announced a $1 million challenge grant from the W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Foundation for renovations to its 1.5-acre campus.

Awarded as part of the center’s Imagine This campaign, the grant will support renovations at its current facility, the Kinkead House, which was built in 1847 and donated to the center in 1981. Enhancements will include the construction of a new classroom and exhibition building, an educational garden, and an amphitheatre.

Lucille Little was a co-founder of the center, which opened in 1968, and was instrumental in its operations and programming throughout its early years. She continued to support the center financially while living and in a bequest after her death in 2002.

“We are honored that the W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Foundation has taken a leadership role in providing the first major gift in our capital campaign,” said the Living Arts and Science Center executive director Heather Lyons. “Given Mrs. Little’s relationship to the LASC, this generous gift provides a very meaningful start to our expansion and renovation plans that will enhance the [organization] as well as the community.”

“Foundation Gives $1 Million to Living Arts and Science Center.” Herald-Leader 6/10/11.

“Living Arts and Science Center Receives $1,000,000 Grant From W. Paul & Lucille Caudill Little Foundation.” Living Arts and Science Center Press Release 6/08/11.

Primary Subject: Arts and Culture
Secondary Subject(s): Science/Technology
Location(s): Kentucky, Lexington

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