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Leadership Giving

Representing a cross-section of industries and backgrounds, leadership donors form a dynamic network that provides leading support to advance ArtsWave's Blueprint for Collective Action. In 2017, more than 1,000 individuals made a leadership gift to ArtsWave.

Leadership Giving Levels

$25,000+ Visionaries
$15,000 Ovation Circle
$10,000 Innovators Circle
$5,000 Chair's Circle
$2,500 Directors' Circle
$1,500 Leadership Circle

Leadership Giving Benefits

  • Experience ArtsBreak, a quarterly luncheon series with arts and community leaders held at unique venues throughout the region

  • Celebrate leaders in the arts through our annual Sachs Fund Prize Award reception

  • Additional arts experiences and opportunities to network with fellow members

  • Recognition in ArtsWave's Annual Report

Past ArtsBreak speakers and panelists:

Scott Altman, Cincinnati Ballet
Kristin Baker
, LISC 
Esther Bell, Cincinnati Art Museum 
Alissa Belmman Paasch, Carnegie Center for Visual and Performing Arts
Aaron Betsky, Cincinnati Art Museum
Sarah Coburn, Cincinnati Opera Artist
Trey Devey, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Ruxandra Donose, Cincinnati Opera Artist
Jeremy Dubin, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Dianne Dunkelman, Clever Crazes for Kids
Tim Elsbrock, Fifth Third Bank; 2017 ArtsWave Community Campaign Chair
John Estacio, Composer
Robert Eubanks
, Cincinnati Ballet
Annie Fitzpatrick, Actor
Michael Haney, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Melanie Healey,
 Procter & Gamble; 2014 ArtsWave Community Campaign Chair
Cameron Kitchin, Cincinnati Art Museum
Marcus Küchle, Cincinnati Opera
Louis Langrée, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Ian MacKenzie-Thurley, Fitton Center for Creative Arts
Steven Matijcio, Contemporary Arts Center
Jill P. Meyer, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber; 2016 ArtsWave Community Campaign Co-Chair
D. Lynn Meyers, Ensemble Theatre
Evans Mirageas
, Cincinnati Opera
Victoria Morgan, Cincinnati Ballet
Ellen Muse Lindeman, Kennedy Heights Arts Center
Rick Pender
, Arts Critic
Raphaela Platow, Contemporary Arts Center
Awadagin Pratt, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; 2016 ArtsWave Community Campaign Co-Chair
Twyla Robinson
, Cincinnati Opera Artist
Blake Robison, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Christy Samad, 3CDC
Missie Santomo, Cincinnati Ballet
Deborah Emont Scott, Taft Museum of Art
Mary Stagaman
, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Julie Sunderland, Cincinnati Ballet
Steven Sunderman, May Festival
Teresa Tanner, Fifth Third Bank
Mary Welsh Schuelter, PIE
Torie Wiggins
, Actor
Tom Williams, North American Properties; 2015 ArtsWave Community Campaign Chair
Jay Woffington, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company  
Matthew Zory, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra musician and fine art photograher
          


Combined Gifts

Individuals may combine their gift with that of their spouse for recognition at the Leadership Level.


Step Up to Leadership

The Step Up to leadership program is a great way to ease into the leadership level of $1,500 over several years. Step Up donors enjoy all the benefits of leadership giving right away while starting at the $500 giving level. Individuals may also combine their gift with that of their spouse for recognition at the Leadership Level.

Step Up Example:

  • Year One: $500
  • Year Two: $1,000
  • Year Three: $1,500

For more information, contact Kate Kennedy at 513.632.0114 or email kate.kennedy@ArtsWave.org.