Lanesboro Arts Center’s (LAC) executive director and board members present the $100,000 check from the McKnight Foundation for deposit at F&M Community Bank. Shown, from left, are Dan Christianson, F&M Community Bank CEO and chairman of the board; John Davis, LAC executive director; Dick Haight, LAC board chair; Joe O’Connor, LAC capital campaign chair; and Chuck Aug, F&M Community Bank president and chief operating officer.
Lanesboro Arts Center’s (LAC) executive director and board members present the $100,000 check from the McKnight Foundation for deposit at F&M Community Bank. Shown, from left, are Dan Christianson, F&M Community Bank CEO and chairman of the board; John Davis, LAC executive director; Dick Haight, LAC board chair; Joe O’Connor, LAC capital campaign chair; and Chuck Aug, F&M Community Bank president and chief operating officer.
Lanesboro Arts Center has been awarded a grant of $100,000 from the McKnight Foundation to provide capital support for the development of the Lanesboro Arts Campus, which includes the Lanesboro Arts Center gallery building, the St. Mane Theatre, art in public spaces, and community collaborations.

"This is very exciting news and an incredible endorsement for our vision from the McKnight Foundation," said executive director John Davis. "This grant was made possible in part by the City of Lanesboro's support for the arts over the past decade. We are very grateful for the community and regional support we have received as we move forward with the Lanesboro Arts Campus."

The McKnight Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations through grant-making, collaboration and encouragement of strategic policy reform.

Founded in 1953 and independently endowed by William and Maude McKnight, the Minnesota-based Foundation had assets of approximately $1.9 billion and granted about $91 million in 2011.

The Lanesboro Arts Center is a professional, not-for-profit organization that serves as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse art experiences for people of all ages.