Nov 23, 2020

Discovery Orchestra Receives Investors Foundation Grant

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SUMMIT, New Jersey – The Discovery Orchestra (“the Orchestra”) recently received a $2,500 grant from the Investors Foundation. The grant will help further the Orchestra’s mission of teaching music listening skills by providing interactive and accessible programs virtually for audiences in North Central New Jersey and beyond.

The Orchestra applied for the grant from the Investors Foundation, which supports non-profit organizations that enrich the diverse communities served by Investors Bank.

“The Orchestra’s interactive program formats give patrons opportunities to actively listen to classical music, rather than simply hear it. I am so pleased that these types of meaningful listening experiences are accessible to audiences both locally in New Jersey and worldwide through our expanding media offerings,” said Virginia Johnston, Executive Director of the Orchestra. “We are thrilled to have community partners like the Investors Foundation who continue to support our mission and work.”

The Investors Foundation grant will help underwrite the Orchestra’s 2020-21 live and media programs for the public, which include two live Discovery Concert broadcasts on radio station WWFM, The Classical Network, as well as Inside Music, an educational radio program also on WWFM. Additionally, the grant will support the resumption of the Orchestra’s Outreach Programs virtually for music student partner organizations in Morristown, Newark, Paterson and Trenton. The Orchestra’s website has a curated “Learn at Home” page for providing music educators free access to digital music listening resources.

About Investors Bank

Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service commercial bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With more than $26 billion in assets and a network of over150 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s services include complete deposit, loan and treasury management products for consumers and businesses. Investors Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.  The Investors Bank website is

About the Investors Foundation

Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing.  The Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its neighbors and communities across the bank’s footprint. 

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