Apogee to Establish Performing Arts Programs and Events Across South Asia

The Apogee Foundation, a philanthropic corporation dedicated to the development of human excellence in the performance arts, will introduce its programs across South Asia to identify, support, develop and promote the region's elite talents.

New York, NY, October 16, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The Apogee Foundation announced today that it is collaborating with national and international, public and private institutions to assist in the identification, development and promotion of elite performing arts talent across the nations of South Asia: a region of over 1.5 billion people, representing nearly 25% of the world's population.

All three of Apogee's major program divisions will be implemented for these purposes: Apogee Awards, Apogee Academy and Apogee Artists. These three divisions serve, respectively, to identify and support emerging artists, to assist them in achieving their full potential, and to showcase their talent on the world stage in order to fulfill Apogee's mission of "recreating the future of human creativity."

The Foundation will begin implementing these programs primarily in India for the benefit of participants from all neighboring countries, with developments already underway in Myanmar (Burma), Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as with institutions responsible for the Tibetan communities now resident throughout the region. Detailed information on each of these program areas can be found on Apogee's website: http://www.apogeefoundation.org/awards/index.php http://www.apogeefoundation.org/academy/index.php http://www.apogeefoundation.org/artists/index.php

Apogee President Kenneth Schneider said: “South Asia is among the richest cultural and spiritual regions on Earth, and is home to much of the world's oustanding creative talent. We are privileged to participate in the continuing efflorescence of human excellence that these transcendent aesthetic traditions have consistently cultivated and produced.”

About The Apogee Foundation ®
Apogee is an international philanthropic corporation dedicated to the development of human excellence through the performing arts. The Foundation's programs are designed to synergize the creative, spiritual and economic aspects of human potential, creating a triple helix of evolution that propels its beneficiaries to the apogee of human excellence on the world stage.

Kenneth Schneider, President
The Apogee Foundation
1001 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018-5460 USA
+1.646.224.6960 or +1.888.APOGEE.8

The Apogee Foundation
Kenneth Schneider
1001 Avenue of the Americas
12th Floor
New York, NY 10018-5460 (USA)