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Anthropologie Selects DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative as Charity Recipient

Submitted by: Anthropologie

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Academia

Posted: Oct 11, 2011 – 06:15 PM EST


WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 /CSRwire/ - PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Anthropologie chose the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative to be their Washington, D.C., charity beneficiary with partial proceeds from their recent Penn Quarter store opening supporting the DC Collaborative mission to provide access to high-quality arts and humanities experiences for all D.C. students.

"We are very fortunate to be benefitting from Anthropologie's generosity. Theirs is an organization that understands how central the arts and humanities are to a high-quality education as well as the joy that the arts bring to life," said Louise Kennelly, Executive Director of the DC Collaborative.

Anthropologie supports arts education and aspiring artists not only through their charity and outreach, but through their blog series titled The Anthropologist. There are currently 11 artists featured on their page, showcasing their artwork and personal stories. You can also visit their community page called Etymologie, for word and people fun with juicy reads, photos and more.

"We select charity recipients that provide arts education services meeting a community need – and doing so in a systemic, impactful and wide-reaching way," said Amy Dorra, Director of Relationship Marketing for Anthropologie, at the new store opening that was packed with enthusiastic Anthropologie customers and DC Collaborative supporters.

The DC Collaborative Board of Directors was represented at the event by Gail Murdock from Peabody Elementary School, who is also an accomplished jewelry designer; Gina Sacripanti from The Washington Examiner; and Jade Floyd of Chlopak, Leonard, Schecter & Associates.

About the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative:
More than 60 members strong, the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (DC Collaborative) provides equitable access to quality arts and humanities education for all D.C. public and chartered public schools for the growth of the whole child. Working with its partners, since its founding in 1998, the DC Collaborative produces such exemplary programs as Arts for Every Student, sending 30,000 students a year to member cultural institutions, and the Arts Education Initiative.

About Anthropologie:
Anthropologie is a lifestyle brand that imparts a sense of beauty, optimism and discovery to our customer. For her, Anthropologie is an escape from the everyday; it is a wellspring of inspiration and delight, where innovative merchandising, customer centricity and a curated array of products align to form an unimagined experience. Founded in 1992, Anthropologie currently operates 162 stores worldwide. The brand launched its mail-order catalog and website in 1998; eleven years later, its first international stores opened in Canada and UK.

For more information, please contact:

Dixie Hairston
Phone: 202-204-7753


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