On November 29 the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture was chosen as the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation. The grant will be used for general operating expenses at the Center and will be distributed over the course of the 2022 and 2023 fiscal years.

Development Specialist Rom Suinat, who helped Center Director Felix Arocho with the application process said, "This is the fourth straight year that the Howard Gilman Foundation supports the Center with much needed funds towards general operating support, which is a testament to the quality of the programming and the diversity the Center offers to the Hostos community and beyond, even in the midst of unprecedented circumstances."

The Foundation was created in 1981 by corporate executive Howard Gilman, a long-time champion of NYC’s dance, music, and theatre worlds. Following his death in 1998, the Foundation carries on Gilman’s support for the city’s cultural life. The Foundation is a generous supporter of the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, and the grant marks a 66% increase in funding over its previous grant. 
“Mr. Gilman’s legacy continues to inspire,” said Hostos President Daisy Cocco De Filippis. “He knew that the arts are essential to the emotional and financial health and well-being of New York City.”