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Guild Trustee Kay Mabie Honored

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Apr 24, 2013
Chicago, IL

On May 13 the Music Institute of Chicago will honor National Guild Trustee Kay Mabie, and her husband Jim, with the Cultural Visionary Award for Chicago. Kay and Jim Mabie were named this year's recipients for their decades-long volunteerism, generous philanthropy, and commitment to the arts, culture, and education. The award presentation will take place during the Institute's annual gala.

Kay Mabie is a co-founder and vice chair of the Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts) and has been director of Glenbrook Meals at Home since 1987. She is also a community volunteer with several organizations including the Music Institute of Chicago (trustee since 1993 and former Chair of Board of Trustees), the Women’s Association of Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Goodman Theatre Women’s Board. Kay is also a former Public Library Trustee, former Girl Scout Leader (nine years), and former district PTA President. She managed the Northfield Public Schools’ lunch programs from 1975-1981. From 1965 to 1970, Kay was director of two summer day camps for elementary school students from the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago (one held in Wilmette for four years and one held in Northfield for three years). These camps were run in cooperation with Urban Gateways.

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About the Music Institute of Chicago
Founded as the Dushkin School of Music, the school is the oldest and largest community music school in Illinois. It offers instruction in piano, voice, string, wind, brass and percussion instruments as well as classes in musicianship, a Suzuki program and early childhood classes. The Music Institute sponsors a multi-level orchestra program, chamber music program, a community chorus, a children’s choir and community band. Over 2,500 are enrolled - from pre-school children to senior citizens - in applied music, classes and performance programs. Special arts therapy classes are provided by The Institute for Therapy through the Arts (ITA) for approximately 2,000 clients of all ages with learning, social, physical and emotional disabilities. The Music Institute also operates campuses in Evanston, Lincolnshire and Chicago.

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