The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College and The Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County are pleased to announce the opening of the new grant cycle for the Broadway for a Better World initiative. This program and community partnership — entering its second cycle — has a mission to make performing arts accessible to underserved populations. “Broadway for a Better World provides a unique opportunity for children and young adults who don’t have access or exposure to the performing arts,” said Jack Fuller, former CEO at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and a founding member of the Broadway for a Better World committee. “We believe that experiencing the arts in this way will give kids a broader world view and insight into all the possibilities for their future. Not only will they have exposure to the theater, they will also have the opportunity to be on a college campus and learn about the educational options available to them at Cape Fear Community College,” said Fuller. “We can’t give tickets away, but we can ‘gift’ them away, and through the generosity of this community we can truly help children in need; children that deserve these opportunities.” This past year, Broadway for a Better World was able to extend grants of over 100 tickets to the following wonderful organizations: Brigade Boys & Girls Club • Domestic Violence Shelter & Services, Inc. • DREAMS of Wilmington • Easter Seals • Elderhaus Pace • Family Promise • Open House Youth Shelter – Coastal Horizons The Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County leads the independent grant review committee which will assess the ticket grant applications and make the grant award decisions on a bi-anual basis. Local organizations may apply for a Broadway for a Better World grant online at www.capefearstage.com/betterworld. Individuals who would like to donate to the Broadway for a Better World program should contact the Cape Fear Community College Foundation at 910.362.7207 or visit www.capefearstage.com/betterworld.