Arts Council receives $5,000 grant |

Arts Council receives $5,000 grant

Staff Reports

The Carson Valley Arts Council received a $5,000 grant from the Francis C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.

The grant will assist the nonprofit organization in its work operating the Copeland Cultural Arts Center and its arts programs.

“We are extremely grateful for the Smallwood Foundation’s grant, said Council Director Sharon Schlegel. “The Smallwood Foundation has been instrumental to the success of the Carson Valley Arts Council over the past 12 years.”

Arts Council Board of Directors President Brian Fitzgerald said the grant will help the group meet its goals.

“Support like this enables the Arts Council to have an organizational structure in place to bring world renowned entertainment and artists to all of Douglas County and Western Nevada and to allow the Council to meet its mission and priority project goals such as Youth Arts Education,” he said.

The Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation was established on the death of William P. Smallwood in April 1968.

Smallwood, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, resided and worked in Dallas, Texas, where he was a co-founder of First Southwest Co., a prominent regional investment banking firm specializing in public finance, bond underwriting and the raising of capital for developing regional companies.

The Carson Valley Arts Council thanked the Smallwood Foundation for their generosity and continued support in creating a culturally vibrant, community united and inspired by the arts.

For more information on how to support and contribute to the Carson Valley Arts Council and its mission, visit or call 775-782-8207.