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Charlotte Arts and Science Council Begins 2010 Fund Drive

January 28th, 2010 Listed Under: Living Here

Charlotte’s Arts and Science Council- or ASC for short, is one of the most successful, if not the most successful independent fund raising group for the arts in the nation. After a decade run of steadily increased funding for the arts, in many years ranking only behind New York City in funds raised, the economic slide and uncertainty led to a dramatic drop in ASC funding in 2009, from $11.2M to $7.2M and the wrenching of budgets began for non-profits across the city.

This year’s goal is $7.3M, running through March 12, reflects the uncertainty still in the economy. However, $2.5M is already pledged from the biggest players in town- Bank of America, Duke, Wells, and they are increasing their support over 2009.  That is welcome news.

Here is he Mission and Vision of the Arts and Science council from their website:

Mission & Vision

The Arts & Science Council (ASC) is:

• The community’s chief advocate for arts, science, history and heritage
• A gatherer and steward of public and private community resources
• An investor of those resources in the cultural sector and community
• The strategic planner for the community’s cultural sector
• The public art agent for the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County


Building appreciation, participation and support for the arts, science, history and heritage in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.


Shaping a vibrant cultural life for all.

Please give generously,

your personal donations start here, business donations start  on this page.

Grant Recipients 2009-2010

Thank you ASC for your excellent work. Good Luck in 2010.

Terry McDonald
I'm the owner/team leader of The McDonald Group at Wilkinson and Associates ERA Powered real estate brokers here in Charlotte NC. A transplanted Washinghtonian, my family and I came from the NYC area in 1993.
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