A Challenge Matching Grant has been announced by the arts organization, Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors, Inc., a 106 year old institution in the state.

The Meyer and Norma Ragir Foundation, thru Robert Ragir, has made $12,500 available to the organization on a matching funds basis. For every dollar that is contributed to the WP&S Endowment Fund an additional dollar is contributed by the Ragir Fund.

In addition, WP&S has announced its affiliation with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, which has accepted the WP&S Endowment Fund under its care and investment program. This insures that all contributions are secure and safe, and drawing a maximum amount of interest thru the GMF’s investment practices.

Eventually the interest gained from the investments will be utilized for programs of WP&S, including publication of its magazine, “Art in Wisconsin”, creation of the state wide juried Wisconsin Artists Biennial, and educational programs.

To donate to the WP&S Endowment Fund, and earn the extra dollar for dollar Ragir contribution, write WP&S Endowment Fund, c/o Gresl, 8130 No. 45th St., Brown Deer, WI, 53223. A brochure describing the project is also available for distribution.

Or for more information contact Jennifer Nimtz at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, 414-272-5805, Gary John Gresl, 414-313-1682, or Peggy Flora Zalucha, 608-437-4792.