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John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Endowment for the New World School of the Arts

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The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation established this fund in 2001. It is a private, independent foundation, distinct from its newspaper enterprises, which fosters ideals of service to community, defending the rights of a free press and promoting the highest standards of journalistic excellence.

John and James Knight created the Knight Memorial Education Foundation in honor of their father, Charles Landon Knight, who often assisted financially challenged college students with their tuition. They memorialized him by continuing his valued charitable work on a larger scale. In 1950, the Knight Memorial Education Foundation Fund became part of the Knight Foundation. Today, the tradition of the family’s philanthropic history continues as they focus their attention on journalism and communities.

The New World School of the Arts (NWSA) is a Florida center of excellence in the visual and performing arts. NWSA provides a comprehensive program of artistic, creative and academic development through a curriculum that reflects the rich multicultural state of Florida.

The school empowers students to become state, national and international leaders in the arts, challenging them with innovative ideas as they prepare for professional careers in a global community. These principles guide intensive and rigorous education for talented high school and college arts student

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