Olympia, Washington, March 23, 2018

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Jocelyn DohmThe Jocelyn Dohm Fund invites grant applications from Thurston County individuals and organizations for projects that will advance the quality, visibility, and appreciation of choral music in Thurston County.

Jocelyn Dohm, a life-long resident of Olympia, was active in myriad civil rights and social justice issues, and an active participant and supporter of the arts and education. In her bequest she wrote that her funds were to be used for “the support and benefit of classical choral music” in our local area. As administrator of the Dohm Fund, the PARC Foundation is committed to honoring the full breadth and depth of Ms. Dohm’s choral music legacy.

In consultation with her friends and associates, and by the example of her life, we have come to recognize that “classical” to Ms. Dohm meant more than choral music from the composers of the period 1750 and 1820. The PARC Foundation believes that she intended to further and support “choral art music.” In honor of Ms. Dohm’s bequest, it is not the intention of this Fund to support jazz, Broadway, pop, or ethnic musical genres. The purpose of this Fund is to perpetuate artistic excellence of choral music performances throughout Thurston County, exclusively.

James Reddick, Vice President, PARC Foundation
Phone 360-352-0980; or email to info@PARCFoundation.org