The Enterprise Holdings Foundation has awarded a $4,000 grant to Palm Beach Atlantic University to support the University’s Preparatory Department.
Housed in PBA’s School of Music and Fine Arts, the Preparatory Department provides instruction for children ages 5 to 18 who want to make music an integral part of their lives. The grant will allow the department to offer a concert and master class series during the 2012-2013 academic year that will be open to the public.
|Beth O'Connell, talent acquisition specialist with Enterprise, presents a $4,000 check to PBA Preparatory Department Director Patrick Clifford and Dr. Lloyd Mims, dean of the School of Music and Fine Arts.|
The Preparatory Department is known throughout South Florida for its level of excellence, emphasizing serious, professional training for the pre-college student.
The department offers programs for all ages and levels designed to nurture each student’s innate musicality. Emphasis is placed on private instruction in addition to classroom and ensemble experience. The faculty and staff of the Preparatory Department are committed to providing each student with the course of study best suited to his or her musical needs.
Started in 1982 by company founder Jack Taylor, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation was established to allow the company to give back to the communities where its customers and employees live and work.
One of those employees is Jacob Romig, a 2000 graduate of PBA’s Rinker School of Business who now works for Enterprise as a senior business rental sales executive.
Each market is responsible for finding nonprofit organizations that qualify for grants through the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, Romig said. “I naturally thought of PBA. As the nation’s largest recruiter of college grads, Enterprise values the mission of higher education. It was great to see my company support my alma mater.”