Hyundai Motor America Matches MOLAA's $25,000 Fundraising Effort To Purchase A
Bus To Offer Local Students Access To Modern And Contemporary Latin American
Hyundai's gift will allow the Museum to serve an additional 5,000 students
annually from schools in the Greater Los Angeles Area
COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 24, 2013
COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today
announced a $25,000 donation to help the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
purchase a bus that will enable it to provide free tours and art workshops to
students in the surrounding cities. MOLAA is the only museum in the United
States exclusively dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art.
Located in downtown Long Beach, MOLAA currently serves more than 12,000
students annually. Hyundai's gift will also allow the Museum to cover the bus'
first year of operation, which will serve a projected 5,000 additional
"The arts play such an important role in the education of our children and we
are thrilled to support MOLAA's efforts to provide local students from
underserved communities this opportunity for an enriching experience," said
Zafar Brooks, Director of General Affairs, Hyundai Motor America. "Hyundai has
a history of supporting programs aimed at improving children's education and
developing this partnership with MOLAA is a great next step in our ongoing
education and diversity efforts."
In early 2012, in response to California's ongoing budget cuts in arts
education, which negatively impacted the ability of local schools to pay for
bus transportation to visit museums, MOLAA launched a grassroots fundraising
effort to purchase a bus. Stuart A. Ashman, MOLAA's President and CEO, stated,
"Over the past year, many teachers told us that the cost of bus transportation
is the barrier that prevents them from bringing their classes to the Museum.
It seemed to me, that if we could raise the money to purchase our own bus, we
could provide our educational school tours and art workshop program to many
more students. Thanks to Hyundai's generous matching contribution of $25,000
to our bus fund, MOLAA on the Move, the Museum will now be able to purchase
and operate our own bus."
With its own bus, MOLAA on the Move will target schools from the Long Beach
Unified and Los Angeles Unified School Districts, as well as other Southern
California school districts, with priority given to Title 1 schools.
If you are interested in supporting MOLAA by making a donation to fund ongoing
operational costs for its new bus, please visit
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of
Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the
United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more
than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are
covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the
5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai's
10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary
MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) educates the public about modern and
contemporary Latin American art through the presentation of a significant
permanent collection, dynamic exhibitions and related cultural and educational
programs while serving as a platform for cross-cultural dialogue.
Founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California, MOLAA serves the greater Southern
California region. MOLAA is the only museum in the United States exclusively
dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art. MOLAA offers an array
of programming including K-12 school tours, workshops and summer art camp and
cultural activities featuring music, dance, literature, film and the culinary
traditions of Mexico, Central and South America and the Spanish-speaking
Caribbean. The Museum welcomes over 50,000 visitors annually. To learn more,
visit the MOLAA website at www.molaa.org.
SOURCE Hyundai Motor America
Contact: Walter Rodriguez, Hyundai Motor America, Cell: +1-714-824-0302,
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firstname.lastname@example.org; or Susan Golden, Museum of Latin American Art, Office:
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