Donor Driven Programs

Arts for Learning San Diego has wonderful supporters and over the past 55 years we have worked together to create Donor Driven Programs that highlight passion and commitment to the arts. Explore our existing programs below and opportunities to give.

Livy Delafield Music Fund

Maturin Livingston (Livy) Delafield (1956-1999) performed on guitar, hammered dulcimer, electric keyboards and synthesizer at various events in the San Diego area.  A computer programmer, Livy grew up in New Jersey and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hofstra University.  He loved the response of children to his music, and enjoyed teaching several young people.  Although confined to a wheelchair with a severe bone disorder, he drove a specially equipped van to play concerts at coffee houses, benefits, weddings and other events.


The Livy Delafield Music Fund underwrites music programs by the following artists:


  • Brass Trinity

  • Classic Brass Quintet

  • Ed Reeves, Percussionist

  • Grassology

  • The Rob Thorsen Jazz Quartet






Since its inception, The Livy Delafield Music Fund has helped to underwrite live music programs in 90 schools reaching almost 69,000 students throughout San Diego County.


The Livy Delafield Music Fund is supported partially through a gift by Mrs. Barbara Delafield of Princeton, NJ, and by proceeds of a memorial concert at which Livy’s musician friends performed.


Through a partnership with the Nordson Corporation and the Livy Delafield Music Fund, North County Title 1 schools can schedule this program at a reduced cost.  Call Arts for Learning at 619.282.7599 x114 or e-mail for more information.

Amy Cole Arts Intervention Fund

From an early age, Amy Cole (1979-2010) loved art, dance and music. She played the piano and clarinet, and was also an accomplished artist and photographer.  Amy had a gift for recognizing the positive qualities in others, and she had a special affinity for children. She was a teacher, pursuing an early childhood special education credential. Amy saw the world with childlike wonder and it was her dream to inspire children to learn, recognize their unique gifts, to express themselves creatively, and to see the wonder in their world.  Unfortunately, Amy’s life was cut short by a tragic accident, but her dream of changing children’s lives can continue through donations made in her memory, to fund Arts for Learning’s arts intervention programs which help youth-at-risk build their social emotional skills through the arts!  

To make a donation to the Amy Cole Arts Intervention, please visit click the donate button below or contact Programs Director Adrienne Valencia at or at (619) 550-3068 for more information.

Carrie Anne Fipps Annual Memorial Scholarship

2019 Fipps Dance Scholarship Winners

1st Place: Melody Luyun

2nd Place: Alexa Gordon

3rd Place: Kaylei Hayward

Also pictured: Anthony Rodriguez (1999 Winner), Robby Johnson, Dennis Fipps, John Fipps, Rylaigh Lord (2018 winner), Herb Delute, Maria Fipps and Hilliard Harper.

Carrie Anne Fipps was a founding member of City Moves!, participating in "The Terrible Tale of Ringmaster Twigg" in 1991. She continued to perform and was active in the organization until her untimely death in 1996 at the age of fifteen. In 1999, a scholarship was established in her name to give a deserving student the opportunity to study dance - the art form that Carrie Anne so loved. 


An annual audition is held in collaboration with the Fipps family to select a new scholarship recipient. In this audition, students learn simple choreography from a professional teaching artist at a dance studio. A panel of judges determines which dancer best exemplifies Carrie’s traits of dedication, passion, inspiration, focus, and leadership. The winner receives up to $1,500 for tuition at the dance studio of their choice for one year. Several past recipients have gone on to become professional dancers and choreographers in the San Diego community! 

Previous recipients of this award:

2018 Rylaigh Lord

2017 Emily Love Dikitanan

2016 Imahni King

2015 Priscilla Desiree Orozco

2014 Miranda Ferreira

2013 Malachi Trippett

Congratulations to Melody Luyun, the 2019 winner of the Carrie Anne Fipps Dance Scholarship!

2006 Carmen Medina

2003 Malcom Allen & Casey Walker

2002 Sauchia Murray

2001 Belinda Herrera

2000 Judy Nakhonethap

1999 Anthony Rodriguez

2012 Emily Phelps 

2011 Hailie Easley

2010 Keaira Robinson

2009 Sophia Sahagan

2008 Josephine Venegas

2007 Anjelica Tabali


Arts for Learning San Diego is funded in part by grants from the City of San Diego through the Commission for Arts and Culture, the California Arts Council and the County of San Diego.

Arts for Learning San Diego 

4305 University Avenue, Ste.555  |  San Diego, CA 92105
Tel: 619.282.7599

Arts for Learning San Diego is a nonprofit organization classified under the IRS code 501(c)(3) 

Federal Tax ID: 95-2464304