Sussex Academy receives Paul Kares grant for music program

November 11, 2021

Paul Cullen visited the Sussex Academy elementary school campus Nov. 3 to deliver 10 sets of new classroom bells.

After receiving the bells, students participated in a mini bell concert with Cullen.

The gift was made possible through a grant from Paul Kares, a nonprofit supporting the culinary and musical arts. Cullen’s charity focuses on what is closest to his heart: music and culinary arts, and supporting community members in need.

Cullen operates the Room at Cedar Grove, where he hosts live performances, workshops, classes and fundraising events to support Paul Kares. A former member of the hit band Bad Company, Cullen also owns Paul’s Kitchen. As a chef, he provides a four-course Italian dinner prepared in a client’s home, and as a sommelier, he selects the perfect wine for the dinner. He concludes the evening with a musical performance and a clean kitchen.

Sussex Academy is a public charter, tuition-free school offering an accelerated academic program for Delaware students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

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