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SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) honored the Burbank Arts for All Foundation as the 43rd Assembly District’s 2019 Nonprofit of the Year.  Burbank Arts for All Foundation was honored as part of the fourth annual California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol.  Each year, approximately 100 nonprofit organizations are honored from communities across California by state legislators.

              “The Burbank Arts for All Foundation is one of the most successful nonprofits in my district,” said Assemblymember Friedman. “For over a decade, they’ve helped open the doors to a quality arts education for tens of thousands of students in Burbank schools. As a direct result, each of these kids has been given opportunities, knowledge, and experiences that have enriched their lives and prepared them for the future.”

              Since 2006, Burbank Arts for All Foundation has worked in partnership with the Burbank Unified School District to help support and increase arts education in the classroom. Driven by their mission to ensure every student in Burbank public schools receives a quality arts education as part of their core curriculum, Burbank Arts for All Foundation has successfully raised and invested more than $662,000 in supplemental funding through their giving and grant making programs, as well as year-round community engagement programs advocating for the importance of arts education and its connection to Burbank's creative economy.

              Jill Vander Borght and Tom Vice, Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors jointly stated, "Burbank Arts for All Foundation is deeply humbled to be recognized by Assemblymember Laura Friedman as Nonprofit of the Year for District 43. Working together with the community and Burbank Unified, the Foundation believes all students should have equal access to a quality arts education that nurtures a balanced approach to life, develops 21st century skills for any career path a student chooses, and further enriches a healthy community and creative economy in Burbank."



Laura Friedman is the Chair of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee and represents the 43rd Assembly District which encompasses the cities of Burbank, Glendale, and La Cañada Flintridge, as well as the communities of La Crescenta and Montrose, and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Atwater Village, Beachwood Canyon, Los Feliz, East Hollywood, Franklin Hills, and Silver Lake.