The National Cartoonists Society Foundation has contributed $20,000 to support the new Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum location, part of the Sullivant Hall renovation at The Ohio State University. This gift will be matched dollar for dollar by Jean Schulz, widow of Peanuts’ creator Charles M. Schulz, giving it a $40,000 impact on the project. Ms. Schulz promised to match donations to the new facility up to $2.5 million.
The National Cartoonists Society Foundation’s board of Directors unanimously approved this gift. The Foundation's mission is to support and promote the art of cartooning through scholarships, donations to museums and cartooning institutions as well as to support individual cartoonists in need. The fund was created by a generous grant from the estate of cartoonist David Pascal and the merger of previous contributions from the Herblock Foundation, the estate of Toni Mendez and the Milt Gross fund. The Foundation is also supported by individual contributions from cartoonists, syndicates and other benefactors.
For the full press release see http://cartoons.osu.edu/press-releases/national-cartoonists-society-foundation-participates-in-schulz-challenge/