Together we're making Cincinnati amazing!
It's been a great week for the arts in Cincinnati! On Tuesday, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announced the arrival of Louis Langrée as the Music Director starting in 2013. The very next day, the School for Creative and Performing Arts shared their good news of $90,000 in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mayerson Foundation to bring master artists to the school for workshops.
And to round out the "good things come in threes" arts news, we're ecstatic to announce that we've surpassed our goal - the Cincinnati area community came together and donated $11,200,053 for arts in the Cincinnati area! For the first time since 2008, we increased the fundraising goal beyond $11 million.
“We set a bold goal this year to grow the campaign after three years of holding steady at $11 million,” said Mike Michael, Chair of the 2012 campaign and President, Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati. “Our success demonstrates the community’s passion for the arts, and our shared belief that investing in the arts makes our region a great place to live.”
There were some great things that happened during this campaign!
• About 8,000 new donors.
• We tried new ways of giving, including text-to-give & Facebook, AND debuted our Arts Sampler App!
• 19 new workplace campaigns
• Our Sampler Weekends brought over 13,000 people together to do and see art!
- George Vincent, managing partner and chairman of Dinsmore law firm, will be our campaign chair for 2013.
We want to thank you. Every person who gave their money, time, effort, and energy into helping this campaign - from pledging money out of your paycheck to sharing our campaign video on Facebook. The arts make Cincinnati amazing because all of us came together in big and small ways to show our support.
- Mary, Lisa, Rebecca, Jenny, and the rest of the ArtsWave team