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Circle of African American Leaders for the Arts

The Circle of African American Leaders for the Arts recognizes African American Leaders in the community who support ArtsWave with an annual leadership gift of $1,500 or more. 

The Circle was launched in 2015 under the leadership of ArtsWave trustees Mel Gravely, Delores Hargrove-Young and Edgar Smith. Members enjoy a variety of arts experiences and engagement opportunities that allow them to connect with each other and to see their gift to ArtsWave in action.

To join: Commit to an annual leadership gift of $1,500, or a 3-year step up plan to $1,500. Give through your workplace campaign or online


Circle of African American Leaders for the Arts Steering Committee

Deana Battle, 3CDC
Kala Gibson, Fifth Third Bank
Myron Hughes, BlueRose Supply
Cenona Taveras, P&G
Bennette Veals, P&G
CAALA


Circle of African American Leaders for the Arts Benefits

  • Experience "ArtsBreak," a quarterly luncheon series featuring arts and community leaders.
  • Celebrate outstanding accomplishments in the arts through our annual Sachs Fund Prize reception. 
  • Exclusive members-only arts experiences throughout the year.
  • Special recognition in the ArtsWave Leadership Roster.*

Leadership Giving Levels

$25,000+ Visionaries 
$15,000 - $24,999 Ovation Circle 
$10,000 - $14,999 Innovators Circle
$5,000 - $9,999 Chair’s Circle
$2,500 - $4,999 Directors’ Circle
$1,500 - $2,499 Leadership Circle

For more information: Call Janice Liebenberg at (513) 632-0132 or email caala@artswave.org.


If you make a joint gift with your spouse/partner:

you will continue to be recognized as a couple based on your total gift to ArtsWave.