In Loving Memory of
Daniel Robert Lynch
“My inspiration is ART… because without
ART we would just be stuck with reality.”
— Daniel Robert Lynch
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… in the memory and honor of a young artist, Daniel Robert Lynch. Because Daniel’s life was cut short, his dream of a career in the field of art went unfulfilled. Therefore, to carry on Daniel’s dream, the Daniel Robert Lynch Art Education and Scholarship Program has been initiated to help other young student artists pursue their dream in obtaining their education and career in the arts.
As a nation, we are at a crossroad in the development of our future citizens. Education in our country has fallen behind other nations, particularly in mathematics and sciences. Strengthening these subjects is vital to the success of America in the future. Our government has recognized this need and is requiring the educational system to make strides in advancing these essential subjects.
There is, however, a serious downside in that school budgets have been stretched to the limit in meeting the challenge of bolstering math and science. Other essential subjects have been downgraded or eliminated, such as art education. We, as the citizens of this great country must not let this trend continue.
It is a proven fact that art develops the right hemisphere of the brain where creativity, innovation, inspiration, critical thinking and “thinking outside the box” develop. If we allow the downgrading or eliminating of art from our schools, our young students will fall behind the “curve” and it will take decades to correct and get back on track. We will have super smart engineers, scientists and other professionals with “tunnel vision,” without the ability to be successful leaders, innovators, critical thinkers, risk takers.
The Daniel Robert Lynch Art Education and Scholarship Program has been initiated to strengthen and assist art education. In our school system, the Superintendent of Schools has recognized this problem. To address this need, he has assigned an Art Coordinator to oversee the art education program for elementary schools, middle schools and high schools within this school system. The Art Coordinator has placed “art specialists” in the elementary school art program. These specialists are area artists and other professionals in the art field who will teach art in the classroom. Although they are not certified teachers, they possess the education and talent to provide the young students with an excellent education in art. These specialists do not have a budget for their art classes. Equipment and materials must be provided by sources outside of the school budget. The Daniel Robert Lynch Art Education and Scholarship Program has been instrumental in obtaining donations of art supplies, materials, equipment and monetary contributions from businesses and fundraisers. Also, a grant system has been formulated for the art teachers and the art specialists to submit grant requests for needed art supplies and equipment to the DRL Art Committee, which reviews the requests and, when approved, provides needed funds.
The Daniel Robert Lynch Art Education and Scholarship Program also provides two scholarships each year to graduating high school students to pursue an art education at a college or university of their choice. These students are from underprivileged families and would not be able to further their schooling without the assistance of a scholarship.
The Daniel Robert Lynch Art Education and Scholarship Program is under the umbrella of the Cache Education Foundation which is IRS 501©3 approved. All donations are tax deductible. You may view their website at www.inspirethem.org.
Your donation, large or small, even $5.00 will make a huge difference in the success of The Daniel Robert Lynch Art Education and Scholarship Program and will help to offer young students the opportunity to have a well-balanced and more complete education. You may make your check payable to the Cache Education Foundation for The Daniel Robert Lynch Art Education and Scholarship Program and mail to The Cache Education Foundation, 595 South Riverwoods Parkway, Suite 425, Logan, UT 84321. You may make a direct donation through PayPal by just hitting the PayPal box on this page.
If you wish further information about The Daniel Robert Lynch Art Education and Scholarship Program or would like a Mission Statement, please contact Teri Lewis, Executive Director at (435) 755-2022, firstname.lastname@example.org, Cache Education Foundation, 595 S. Riverwoods Parkway, Suite 425, Logan, Utah 84321. Please also visit www.drlarteducationprogram.com and www.cefut.org.
Thank you for your interest in The Daniel Robert Lynch Art Education and Scholarship Program.