The Stratton Foundation's mission supports education integrating art and technology with a focus on these areas:
College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan. Grants fund scholarships for students in the Entertainment Arts Department preparing for careers in film, gaming, and related industries. Recipients have demonstrated the highest level of artistic and technical achievement during their scholastic careers and are well prepared to excel in their professional endeavors.
Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, Michigan. Foundation membership supports programs for the advancement of ceramic education and art therapy programs for children. We honor the legacy of William and Mary Chase Perry Stratton, leaders in early 20th century American Arts and Crafts movement. They were founding members of the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts in 1906, which evolved into the College for Creative Studies. William, a prominent architect, participated in the design of the organization's original building and served on its Board of Trustees through the 1920's; while his wife, Mary, a ceramic artist, founded the Pewabic Pottery and developed its artistic direction.
Gene Stratton-Porter Memorial Society, Rome City, Indiana. Foundation membership supports programs that preserve her legacy of novels and films promoting positive values and land conservation. Gene was raised on a farm near Wabash and rose to prominence as an author in the early 20th century and became a leader raising public awareness for wildlife protection and conservation. In the 1920's she moved to the Los Angeles area and became one of the first women in America to found a film production company making movies based on her novels such as "A Girl of the Limberlost" and "Keeper of the Bees".
Stratton Foundation family members are Gene Stratton-Porter relatives and descendants of the colonial New Jersey Strattons from England.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Douglas Stratton, President