Fred Henry, Human Resources Manager, Target, with José Cubela, pianist, and Buddy Bray, host of Musical Awakenings®
The Cliburn received a $2,000 grant from Target to support Musical Awakenings® in the 2012-2013 school year, in which there will be 125 programs presented to over 30,000 second, third, and fourth grade students in 10 school districts. The grant is part of Target's ongoing efforts to build strong, safe and healthy communities across the country. These efforts include Target's history since 1946 of giving 5 percent of its income to communities, which today equals more than $3 million every week. As part of this commitment, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015 to help children learn, schools teach, and parents and caring adults engage.
"At Target, we are committed to serving local communities where we do business," said Laysha Ward, President, Community Relations, Target. "That's why we are proud to partner with the Cliburn as we work to strengthen communities and enrich the lives of our guests and team members."
In addition to the grant received by the Cliburn, Target also gives through signature programs such as:
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at more than 1,763 stores across the United States and at Target.com. The company plans to open its first stores in Canada in 2013. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. For more information about Target's commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.