For the second consecutive year, the University of South Florida Foundation has received $30,000 in separate donations to support educational programming that combines creative learning and classroom instruction with concepts that promote diversity, equity and inclusion through arts-integration. The contributions will benefit the Beeler Scholars’ IDEIL Program, named for philanthropists Tom and Carol Beeler of Sarasota. USF’s Florida Center for Partnerships in Arts-Integrated Teaching (Center for PAInT), based on the Sarasota-Manatee campus, administers the program. IDEIL stands for Incorporate Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Life skills.
The donations—comprised of $10,000 from Carol Beeler and $10,000 each from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Community Foundation of Sarasota County—will ensure the continuation of IDEIL after its rollout in 2020.