Arts & Science Council Meets $7.3 Million Annual Fund Drive Goal

For Immediate Release
March 29, 2010

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(CHARLOTTE, N.C.)  -- The Arts & Science Council (ASC) announced today that $7.3 million has been raised for its 2010 Annual Fund Drive.  The campaign goal was $7.3 million.  ASC will invest the dollars raised from the campaign to support arts, science, history and heritage organizations, artists, and education and neighborhood cultural projects in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

“We are very grateful and can’t thank our individual and corporate donors enough for their support and commitment to the cultural community,” said ASC President Scott Provancher.  “I want to especially thank the Foundation For the Carolinas and The Leon Levine Foundation for their $50,000 challenge grants to inspire individuals and companies to support the campaign.”

The campaign, originally set to run from January 26 – March 15, was extended until March 29 when the campaign was at $6.3 million.  Provancher and campaign co-chairs Madelyn Caple of Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company and Tom Zweng of Presbyterian Healthcare decided to extend the campaign to give more individuals the opportunity to donate and for companies to conclude their workplace campaigns.  Over 400 companies, ranging from small to large, participate in workplace campaigns.

“These two weeks made all the difference,” said Provancher.

“These dollars not only fuel Discovery Place, but also other organizations that expose our community to vibrant arts, science, history and heritage programming,” said Discovery Place President & CEO John Mackay.

For every dollar ASC receives, 87 cents supports ASC’s mission of building appreciation, participation and support for the arts, science, history and heritage in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

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