YA Mourns the Passing of Lenora Green
We mourn the passing of Lenora Green, an arts advocate who championed the work of Young Audiences in her role as Executive Director of ETS’ Center for Advocacy and Philanthropy (CAAP). Lenora led CAAP’s philanthropic giving, which included arts education funding for students, families, and school communities in the greater Lawrenceville area. Lenora filled the room with her warmth, laughter, wisdom, and generous praise. She was committed to leaving the world a better place. Because of Lenora’s work, YA has sustained arts education programming for students in many Mercer County schools.
“Lenora’s approach to philanthropy was unique. She was so genuine in her work. At YA we felt like a peer organization, working alongside the CAAP team – as they offered support, opportunities, and ideas to advance our work. I’ll miss Lenora’s insights and invitations as much as her laughter and joy,” shared Ann Betterton, YA’s Vice President.
Lenora went above and beyond in the ways she showed her support. She and her staff regularly attended YA school performances, always eager to connect directly with YA artists, students, and teachers.
“I remember visiting a classroom at Lawrence Intermediate School, where students were making simple machines. Lenora made it her mission to have personal conversations with students, she was so eager to understand their creative process and thinking. At times, Lenora was also a sounding board, generously offering her guidance and wisdom,” shared Michele Russo, YA President & CEO.
Lenora’s impact was immense, and will live on in the students, teachers, artists, and arts leaders she so generously supported. Full obituary and arrangements can be found here.