Rep. Schmidt Congratulates McKendree University on Being Awarded Illinois Arts Council Agency Grant

State Representative Kevin Schmidt is excited to extend his congratulations to McKendree University on being awarded a grant in the amount of $3,825 by the Illinois Arts Council Agency to support the touring performance of Clifton Truman Daniel, who will be performing as part of their McKendree Presents series on their campus in Lebanon, Illinois.

Rep. Schmidt said, “I am thrilled to see that McKendree University is receiving this grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency to bring Clifton Truman Daniel to their stage. It highlights the importance of arts in education and the positive impact it has. I applaud the university for their dedication to enhancing the cultural vibrancy of the community.”

The grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency is a testament to McKendree University’s commitment to fostering the arts and enriching the cultural experiences available to the community. Clifton Truman Daniel’s performance promises to captivate audiences and provide an extraordinary opportunity for both students and local residents to engage with the arts in a meaningful way.

The McKendree Presents series, hosted by McKendree University, is a valuable program that provides students and the surrounding communities with access to world-class performances in their state-of-the-art facility. This program brings together a diverse array of performers, offering an enriching cultural experience to the region. Performers for this year’s series include the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Head East, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Giordano Dance Chicago, as well as various local and student performers.

Earlier this week, Rep. Schmidt was invited to the stage of the HETT performing arts building at McKendree University as he personally congratulated them on their grant. He received a tour of the building and learned about everything they have to offer.