When Scott Pingel and his wife, Iris, were looking to move to Marin three-and-a-half years ago, Kiddo! quickly came to their attention.
"We were especially excited about the quality of the art and music programs that were offered through Kiddo!, and it's one of the primary reasons we decided to settle in Mill Valley," says Pingel.
The Pingels are passionate about the arts, and make donating to Kiddo! of primary importance to their yearly budgeting. Scott and Iris met at the Manhattan School of Music where Iris was studying cello. Scott is currently the prinicipal bass of the San Francisco Symphony. Their eighth grade daughter Hannah plays flute in the wind ensemble and advanced jazz band at Mill Valley Middle School, and first grade daughter Sophia loves her art and music classes at Edna Maguire.
Because of Scott and Iris' backgrounds, and because they want to foster an appreciation of the arts in their own children, the Pingels find Kiddo! to be invaluable.
"Kiddo! supports the most powerful mechanisms for discovery, processing the vicissitudes of life, and for knowing beauty," Scott says. "Einstein said that 'imagination is more important than knowledge,' and the arts bring us intuitively to that which consciousness and reason cannot. They are a reflection of the soul of a civilization."
Thank you, Pingels, for your support of Kiddo!. If this inspires your family to donate to Kiddo!, you can do so