Mavis Pieczonka Memorial Fund
Why this Fund was created
On behalf of his late wife Mavis and himself, Wally reached out to Burlington Community Foundation to discuss how to give a personally meaningful cause. Wally shares “Giving and the arts are passions my late wife Mavis and I shared. I am very pleased to be in a position to permanently increase access to performing arts programs for local youth, with an immediate focus on youth from lower-income backgrounds, in the city we’ve called home for almost 50 years.”
What this Fund is for
Established with a generous stock donation made by Dr. Wally Pieczonka, retired engineer and scientist, founder of Gennum Corporation and long-time Burlington resident, this fund supports performing arts education and programs for many youth from lower-income backgrounds.
Who Benefits from this Fund
Working with the Foundation’s experts, the endowment fund is focused on nurturing youth to reach their potential through access to performing arts education and programs. By supporting performing arts programs, windows open for local youth to access meaningful performing arts education and opportunities. By significantly reducing or eliminating program costs, the Mavis Pieczonka Memorial Fund also helps talented youth from lower-income backgrounds gain valuable access to the education and support they need to reach for the stars.