Arts in the Park Endowment Fund

The primary purpose of this fund is to support Arts in the Park, which began in 2000 to raise art awareness, support a wide variety of musical performances in La Porte’s Fox Park and to increase the quality of life in and around the City of La Porte, Indiana. Arts in the Park is a nonprofit organization that schedules 26 free concerts of varying genres along with art exhibits, art classes, poetry readings and pre-concert events each summer. Between 500-2,500 people attend each week. Arts in the Park operates with a group of approximately twenty committee members and seven board members who volunteer their time and energy faithfully.

Fund Story

The Arts in the Park Endowment Fund was started by the family of Dr. William E. Wolf II (1922-2016) and Armina Carter “Kitty” Wolf (1927-2021) to honor their long time support of and contributions to Arts in the Park. During their 70 years together, the Wolfs made important contributions to arts awareness, education and appreciation in the La Porte Community.

Kitty’s passion for the fine arts began at an early age and encompassed a variety of outlets: singing, dancing, fashion, writing and creating with her hands. She genuinely loved life and the ability God gave her to express herself in so many ways. She sang her way through high school and college, singing with choirs, bands and any ensemble that needed a voice. She further broadened her artistic expression by studying fashion design and modeling. Kitty became a prolific artist, expressing herself through a multitude of mediums. Whether on canvas, china, porcelain, carved in limestone or poured in bronze; she aimed to portray life in a way that people feel an identity with, a response to, and an involvement in, her interpretation. Her work is a reflection of her love for life and God’s creations. Her sculptures and paintings are in private collections, libraries, hospitals, museums, churches, schools and corporations.

Bill and Kitty co-founded the hugely successful “Arts in the Park” organization in La Porte County, offering free family oriented musical concerts, art exhibits, poetry, and many other expressions of the arts at Fox Park each summer since 2000. She also founded “The Art Walk” which takes place every fall in La Porte County as part of the Sunflower Festival.

Donation Information
  • Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
  • You will receive a tax receipt electronically for your records once your donation is processed.
  • Gifts by credit card incur a processing fee for each transaction which will be deducted from your gift. The current fee is 2.8% per transaction. We invite you to increase your gift to cover this fee so that your charitable intent can be fully realized.
  • If you would like to make a one-time or recurring payment, please contact the Unity Office at (219) 879-0327 or unity@uflc.net

 

If you prefer, you can mail your donation to:

Unity Foundation of La Porte County

422 Franklin St, Suite C

Michigan City, IN 46360

In Memory of Kitty Wolf

Unity Foundation is saddened by the news of the passing of our good friend, Kitty Wolf. By sharing her passion for the arts, Kitty left a lasting impact on the La Porte community.

Gifts can be made in memory of Kitty to the Arts in the Park Endowment Fund.