The funding the Foundation
received from the GCA allowed the Foundation to build further programming at
the Otis Redding Center for Creative Arts, offer scholarships and introductory
sessions for young musicians to experience lessons and workshops at the the
Center, pay for a staff member to conduct the workshops, which has led to the
hiring of that staff member full time as a new employee who will be the Center
Director. This means that the Foundation is growing in multiple ways, including
employees, programming, number of students, number of instructors, and
partnerships.