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The Ziegfeld Club to Award Liz Swados Inspiration Grant for Third Year in a Row

The grant is underwritten by Diane Lane in honor of the late composer.

Diane Lane will underwrite the Liz Swados Inspiration Grant for a third consecutive year.
(© David Gordon)

The Ziegfeld Club announced that it will award the Liz Swados Inspiration Grant for a third year in a row. Created in 2016 and underwritten by actor Diane Lane, the award serves to honor an influential female music educator in New York City through a $5,000 cash grant.

Liz Swados's many works include the Obie-winning Nightclub Cantata, Alice at the Palace, and Runaways. The Ziegfeld Club was founded in 1936 by actor Billie Burke in honor of her late husband, Florenz Ziegfeld, musical theater impresario and producer of the legendary Ziegfeld Follies. The organization was originally formed to provide help to Ziegfeld Girls who had fallen on hard times. As all of the Ziegfeld Girls have now passed away, the Ziegfeld Club's mission remains to help women of today's musical theater.

The Ziegfeld Club will accept applications March 19-April 20. Eligibility requirements can be found here.