The November Luncheon at the Kiawah Island River Club featured Lissa Frenkel, President of the Charleston Gaillard Center, who spoke about the upcoming events and their community outreach programs. The Center has served 1,500 students in workshops and Master Classes for students and teachers. They serve 44 schools from elementary to high school. Arts, etc. funded nine buses taking 450 students to in-house workshops. A recent special performance, Finding Freedom, partially supported by Arts, etc. grants, was attended by 6,400 students in four sold-out performances. It told the story of Robert Smalls, an enslaved Charleston harbor pilot during the Civil War and his daring sea escape to the Union forces surrounding the harbor. He went on the save others, become educated, and was elected a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.