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Cathedral Arts Project receives largest gift of $3.75 million

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Corey Perrine
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Florida Times-Union
Ayo Archbold, 10, dances during rehearsal Thursday at Venetia Elementary School in Jacksonville, part of a twice-weekly Cathedral Arts Project theater class.

Jacksonville-based Cathedral Arts Project, which provides arts education to youth in Florida, Georgia and two other states, has received a $3.75 million gift, the largest in its 29-year history.

Announced Friday, the gift was from the Foley Family Charitable Foundation, established by Carol Johnson Foley and husband William Foley II, board chairman of Jacksonville-based Fidelity National Financial.

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"The impactful work CAP does in serving children in Northeast Florida is truly inspiring," said Carol Foley, who has a longtime passion for the arts and for engaging children in arts programs. "This gift is an investment in the future of our entire community, providing opportunities for all children to have access to the arts for generations to come."

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida times-Union.