By Amy Tribble, Vice President of Resource Development
This past week – all two days of it thus far! – has reinforced for me the hard-working nature, the kindness, the generosity, the commitment to quality of so many people in our community.
Dedication and passion for the cultural sector shines through in every announcement I hear from members of ASC’s staff this morning. There is no agenda here other than advancing the arts, science, history and heritage for all. YAY!
1:00 to 5:00 pm – Young Donor Society (YDS) Strategic Retreat at Wing Haven
I was struck by the commitment and energy of this group of young philanthropists as they looked at various ways to build upon their successes. But they didn’t stop there. I saw their determination, their commitment to excellence as they discussed ways to increase and diversify membership by offering programs with wider appeal. THANK YOU, YDS members!
Members of the YDS are under 40 and support of ASC with an annual gift of $500 or more.
1:30 pm – Scott Provancher and I meet with a long-time supporter of ASC
We had great conversations about all manner of things making headlines in The Charlotte Observer. But, the high point for me, without a doubt, is the selfless generosity of this supporter and the obvious joy he gets from improving our community. I leave inspired to do more!
6:00 to 8:30 pm – Vanguard Event at Mint Museum Uptown
The Mint Museum’s Cheryl Palmer, director of education, led a special tour for members of ASC’s Vanguard Society. The show, organized by the Mint, showcased the energetic brushwork and palette of Ashcan School artist and teacher Robert Henri. The group learned a lot from Cheryl and all of them thoroughly enjoyed her enthusiasm for the subject. Thank you, Cheryl, for sharing your time and talents with ASC and members of the Vanguard Group. After the program our small group of 10 visited Halcyon for wine, cheese and conversation. A perfect end to a wonderful, albeit stormy, evening!
Members of the Vanguard Society support ASC with an annual gift of $1,000 or more.
And, as I arrived home last night at the tail end of a storm that burst a waterline at Springdale and Kingston Avenues in Dilworth, I was reminded of all the things I’m thankful for – not just for water and electricity but for living in a community that isn’t afraid to show it cares.