Verizon Foundation presents $10,000 Grant Award to Charter Arts Foundation

en flag
es flag

BETHLEHEM, PA —  Pennsylvania State Senator Lisa M. Boscola and Director of State Government Relations for Verizon in Pennsylvania, Frank Buzydlowski, visited the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) on December 2, 2021, to present a $10,000 grant award from the Verizon Foundation to the Charter Arts Foundation.  These funds will help the Foundation continue its mission to support the welfare and educational interests of Charter Arts, which is an audition-based public charter school, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, that provides a comprehensive curriculum for high school students who have a passion for the arts.

“Verizon engages in a wide range of community activities in our territory, which includes the Lehigh Valley and the City of Bethlehem,” said Buzydlowski.  “It is important to Verizon to support the Lehigh Valley region, especially its community organizations and educational institutions, like the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts. Kudos to Senator Lisa Boscola for bringing this excellent school to our attention!”

Charter Arts celebrates its nineteenth year as one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation.  The school was named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education and has also earned the Title I Distinguished School designation for four years, placing it in the top 5 % of all Title I high schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Recently, Charter Arts was ranked #1 Best Public High School Teachers in PA and #1 Best Charter High School in PA on Niche’s 2022 Best Schools in America Rankings.

Senator Boscola shared: “I am proud to help support this school as it continues to provide an exceptional education and so many creative opportunities to students in our region.  Creativity is not only valued in today’s work environment, it adds to the culture and value of our community.”

Charter Arts Superintendent & CEO, Dr. Carise Comstock; Charter Arts Foundation Vice-President, Chris Kulp; and Charter Arts Student Council President, Liliana Cunha were honored to be a part of this special grant award presentation.

“On behalf of the Charter Arts Foundation, I would like to thank Verizon for their generous support which will assist in our continuing mission of Endowing Creative Intelligence through the unique learning environment that Charter Arts offers its talented students, faculty and staff,” said Kulp. “I would also like to thank Senator Boscola for her on-going support of the school and our foundation as well.  Our success depends on the support of our community and partners for whom we are very grateful.”


The Charter Arts Foundation, formed in 2012, is a non-profit organization dedicated to its mission to support the welfare and educational interests of the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts.  To learn more about the Foundation, visit


Information & Image Provided By:
Ann Gillette
Manager of Public Relations and Media
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015