Foundation lends support to Valley Youth Theater fundraiser

The Danielle Victoria Music Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to enrich the lives of children through music education, has joined forces with Valley Youth Theatre to support the theatre’s 16th annual fundraiser, VYTal Affair, on Aug. 22.

Daniel Victoria

Danielle Victoria, a 16-year-old Arizona resident and classical trained pianist, founded DVMF with hopes of sharing her love of music and the gift of music education to children in need. Through generous donations and proceeds from Danielle’s music sales, the foundation aims to offer need-based scholarships for years to come.

“I’m very excited the foundation has the opportunity to be involved with Valley Youth Theatre,” said Danielle Victoria. “I have always loved the theatre, and to be able to mix that passion with our mission to support music education in children is an incredible privilege.”

Proceeds from the VYTal Affair will support another season of productions at VYT that help young people achieve their full potential through meaningful engagement, educational programs and excellence in the performing arts.
Additionally, funds raised at the event will support education programs that help Title 1 school children such as the theatre’s literacy and the arts program.

LTA enhances enthusiasm for reading in students attending Title 1 schools in the Roosevelt and Phoenix Elementary School Districts through increased exposure to the performing arts. The goal of the program is to improve the lives of 3,600 underserved and at-risk youth each season.

Schools involved with LTA work in conjunction with the theatre to develop curriculum-based study guides that integrate stories into classroom lessons, and students have the opportunity to attend a live culminating VYT performance.

“The partnership between the foundation and VYT is a natural fit and we share the same objective of helping underprivileged youth through the arts,” said Bobb Cooper, producing artistic director to VYT, and who serves on the DVMF advisory board.

“Danielle is an inspiring young lady and we are excited for what the future holds in store for our partnership.”

This partnership is the second of its kind for DVMF since its launch in March. In June, the foundation funded seven scholarships to the Musical Instrument Museum’s “Summer Camp: Around the World” and both organizations continue to work together on future opportunities.

For more information about DVMF, visit www.dvmusicfoundation.com.

For more information, visit VYT.com.

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