Local non-profit Artful IMPACT! was served up a surprise by Stephen Colbert.
In partnership with Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show, created his own flavor: AmeriCone Dream. Proceeds from this flavor go to the Stephen Colbert AmeriCone Dream Fund and are given out to charities Colbert takes an interest in.
“Someone who works on his show with him brought Artful IMPACT! to his attention and through their vetting process, they selected Artful IMPACT! to receive $5,000, as part of that AmeriCone Dream Fund,” said Artistic Director with Artful IMPACT!, Heather Hutchison. “That money will be used to help send teaching artists on more of our programs.”
Artful IMPACT! is the community outreach side of The School of Performing Arts, doing programs with seniors, those with special needs and with those who normally wouldn’t be in a theatrical production.
AmeriCone Dream has raised over $1 million dollars for charity since its release in 2007.
Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.
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