KentPresents awards grant for second year

KentPresents awards grant for second year

The Kent Historical Society is extremely grateful to be a recipient of a grant from the KentPresents/KentProvides Committee this year.

Ken Cooper of the committee announced the award of an unrestricted grant of $1,000, noting that the Historical Society clearly fulfilled the mission sought for grant recipients of service in the life of the community.

“We are proud to include you among this year’s group of grant recipients. Congratulations to you for the work you do to make our community a better place for all to live,” Mr. Cooper wrote.

The Historical Society was one of 29 organizations in Litchfield County that were presented with grant funds that totaled $100,000. KentPresents is an ideas festival started by Ben and Donna Rosen in 2015. The second annual KentPresents was held at the Kent School in August and brought together 87 leaders in a variety of fields for cultural and intellectual discussions. Among the presenters were Nobel Prize laureates; Tony, Peabody and Emmy winners; Pulitzer Prize winners; and distinguished speakers from art, economics, education, energy, environment, food, global affairs, health care, humanities, national issues, performing arts, science, technology and many others. Over 300 guests attended from across the United States.

“We are very pleased that in our second year KentPresents has been able to continue to make meaningful grants to so many organizations,” said Donna and Ben Rosen of Kent, founders and guiding spirits of KentPresents. In the years to come we hope to continue to support needs-based groups that help people in our communities to thrive.”