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Press Release: New Sponsorship by the J.M. Kaplan Fund for the ancient theater of Sparta

It is with great pleasure and immense honor that the “DIAZOMA” Association welcomed its second sponsorship from the “J.M. Kaplan Fund” Foundation  on Tuesday the 13th of February.

The New York-based J.M. Kaplan Foundation donated no less than $100,000 (€81,070.13) for the enhancement of the ancient theatre of Sparta. The grant will reinforce the first phase of the associated restoration works.

It is the second grant that “DIAZOMA” Association has received from the Foundation. Last October 2017, the J.M. Kaplan Fund donated $50,000 for the execution of the restoration study of the ancient theatre of Larissa.

Undeniably, this new sponsorship is of colossal importance for “DIAZOMA”, constituting a monumental illustration of support for its mission in protecting the ancient theaters in Greece.

The J.M. Kaplan Fund in short; The J.M. Kaplan Fund has remained a strong, effective philanthropic organization over three generations. It is an early and influential supporter of the historic preservation movement. The J.M. Kaplan Fund has long believed in the value of cultural heritage. Whether at home in New York City—where they helped save treasured sites like Carnegie Hall from demolition—or at archaeological sites in the Mediterranean basin, where they helped conserve some of the world’s most iconic cultural assets, the Fund remains committed to preserving sites of world heritage quality that will continue to be enjoyed by a broad public in the future. The Heritage Conservation program is currently focused on the following areas: the conservation of sites of Greco-Roman antiquity; the protection of cultural heritage sites threatened by armed conflict; and the preservation of sites that can elevate and inform heritage practice in the United States.