After 16 years as President of the Friends of the Arts, founding member Charlie Schaeffer has decided to step down from his post. Charlie has provided expert leadership in overseeing, along with Jan Zoesch, the tremendous growth of this program which has benefited literally thousands of students throughout Duplin County, introducing them to the arts through stage and classroom performances. Charlie's leadership will be missed but new president, Tom Castellino, will provide the same passion in insuring the continuation of this wonderful program.
President - Tom Castellino
Vice President & Program Coordinator- Jan Zoesch
Secretary - Lynda Goodman
Treasurer - Bob Bertucelli
The Mission of the Friends of the Arts
The Wallace - Rose Hill Friends of the Arts was created in 2004 to promote local cultural growth and awareness of the Arts.
Our objective is to bring Fine Arts programs to the Wallace-Rose Hill schools by donating time, leadership and guidance to the area's youth. Yearly fundraisings are used directly for programs in the school system for art and music programs.
The Friends of the Arts work extensively with school teachers, principals, Duplin County school administrators and community partners to schedule outstanding performances for all students; kindergarten through high school. In addition, performaing artists visit the classrooms and work with the sudents on such things as songwriting, storytelling, and playing musical instruments. Out community-wide events will include our annual outdoor concerts series.
Friends of the Arts performances are held in the 752-seat Fine Arts Center at the Wallace-Rose Hill High School located in Teachey, North Carolina, as well as in the local Wallace and Rose Hill Elementary Schools.
The Wallace-Rose Hill Friends of the Arts is a tax-exempt non profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and as such depends entirely on the financial and volunteer support of the community.
Individuals or businesses interested in obtaining more information please email us at:INFO@wrhfoa.com
Contributions can also be mailed to Wallace-Rose Hill Friends of the Arts, 188 East Winding Way, Wallace, NC 28466. Potential performers can contact our Program Coordinator atATOZ1435@aol.com.
Fine Arts Center at Wallace-Rose Hill HS
437 total performances
409 in School Performances
90,300 Students in attendance
Annual Professional tuning of school pianos
Annual Scholarship to high school seniors totaling $8,000
31 Community Performances
8,980 in attendance 66 Total Artistic Acts
Friends of the Arts has raised $250,000 for arts-related programs for the Wallace-Rose Hill school district since 2004