Wendy Liscow, Education Program Director at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, has been honored with a New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education Distinguished Service Award. She was among the 100 advocates, leaders, educators and students recognized for their exemplary work, commitment and contributions to arts education in a ceremony May 27 at the Trenton War Memorial.
“The simple truth about what I do as a foundation program officer is that I can’t achieve anything without the will, passion and work of others,” said Liscow, who has directed the Dodge Foundation’s education grantmaking since 2008. “There are countless grantees that I wouldn’t be here today without. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder, spanning the stage, receiving this award together.”
The Distinguished Service Award is presented by Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania to an individual who demonstrates sustained, innovative contributions to arts education. In introducing Liscow, Young Audiences President and CEO Larry Capo called her a creative, curious and collaborative educator artist who inspires those in the field to “do more and do better.”