Thanks to a surge of generosity from area Foundations this past December, we now can proceed with the Elevator to the Loft and handicapped accessible restrooms on the Loft level. December kicked off with a $20,000 donation from the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust. In the middle of the month, we received our biggest single donation to date from a charitable Foundation: the Louis & Louise Nippert Charitable Foundation donated $78,500 toward the project. We are very grateful for their interest and support in making art programs in the Loft accessible to all! The month closed with a generous $10,000 donation from the Sutphin Family Foundation, who previously had donated $10,000 in 2011 toward the Loft project. It was truly a "season of giving", and demonstrates once again that Cincinnati is invested in the arts community.