MODA Receives Davis Family Foundation Donation - Provides campMODA Scholarships
The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) was recently honored with a $5,000 donation from the Davis Family Foundation that will enable it to offer sessions at campMODA LEGO robotics camp to children ages 6 to 14. MODA is working with District 2 City Councilman Kwanza Hall and his Year of Boulevard project to select the recipients of the camp scholarships.
“MODA is extremely grateful for the generosity of the Davis Family Foundation,” said MODA director Laura Flusche. “The foundation’s gift allows us to further our goal of building relationships with the greater Atlanta community.” Held during spring and summer breaks and on Saturdays, campMODA enables children to learn design strategies and computer programming while having fun working on a one-of-a-kind project. Kids participating in campMODA increase their abilities in science, technology, engineering, math and design.
"I am delighted that MODA is joining us as a Year of Boulevard partner in 2013,” said Kwanza Hall, Atlanta City Council District 2. “The children of the Boulevard corridor live in a neighborhood that has the highest concentration of poverty in the southeastern United States. We really want them to have high-quality summer camp experiences. They deserve nothing less than that. Thanks to MODA's scholarships, a few of them will have an unforgettable experience this summer."
The David Family Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created by San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis and his brother, Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis. The Foundation benefits community organizations supporting causes close to the brothers’ hearts including the arts, mothers and fathers battling addiction, and causes dedicated to helping children understand the importance of leading healthy and active lifestyles.
About Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)
MODA opened in its new home in Midtown in March 2011, and is the only museum in the Southeast devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design. MODA examines how design affects our daily lives through engaging exhibitions, K-12 educational outreach and exciting adult programming. MODA regularly features exhibitions of architecture, industrial and product design, interiors and furniture, graphics, fashion, and more. For more information, visit: www.museumofdesign.org or call 404-979-6455.