Over the last 25+ years, Julie and Ken have helped make a positive impact in the community through their leadership on various boards, their philanthropy through the Hersh Foundation and their volunteer service. Julie and Ken Hersh began the Hersh Foundation in 1997 as a way to secure long-term financial commitments to non-profits in their community and are dedicated to making a lasting impact on non-profits within the Foundation’s focus areas.
Dallas Theater Center
The Hersh Foundation supports the Dallas Theater Center's mission to reach the broadest possible constituency with high-quality artistic and educational programs. Support from the Hersh Foundation makes possible DTC's ability to provide programming for our Public Works Dallas community theater program.
Fri, Sep 14
Art heals! Check out this great article about a town in Spain working with their local mental hospital. “In an effort to bring the town together, 40 young artists from across Europe joined forces at the beginning of July to create a mural to challenge local attitudes around mental health. The project, led by Boots, brought together a number of local organizations, including Torrent d’ART, a group that uses art and culture as a tool to fight prejudice.” https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/14/health/sant-boi-spain-mental-health-mural/index.html
“My experience is that so many people do not understand why anybody would attempt suicide, or how somebody could possibly feel such depths of despair. My main objective when I first started talking about this was to help people communicate and begin to understand depression.” Julie Hersh
About The Hersh Foundation
Founded in 1997 by Julie and Ken Hersh, The Hersh Foundation is a private family foundation located in North Texas. The Hersh Foundation is committed to enriching and improving the quality of life for all people by supporting organizations with demonstrable results in efforts that support our mission and focus areas.
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