Recap: Arts & Science Council 2010 Fund Drive
Posted on 9 Feb 2010 by Justin Ruckman
video: Matthew Tyndall & Justin Ruckman; watch this in HD on YouTube
Charlotte’s ASC recently launched their 2010 annual fund drive, with a goal of $7.3 million. We were there livestreaming the event, and got some great interviews with some key people involved, including ASC president Scott Provancher (who unbeknownst to many, is on Twitter at @scottprovancher).
In the video above, we gave them a chance to relay why the ASC, and the publics’ donations, are so important to Charlotte’s cultural environment.
Some interesting facts we learned about Charlotte’s ASC, and cultural community at large:
- Charlotte’s ASC is the 5th largest in the nation
- it’s tied with San Francisco for the amount of money contributed to cultural partners
- last year Charlotte had 3 million visitors to the 70,000 cultural events sponsored in part by the ASC, which is more people than attended the Panthers, Bobcats, Knights, Checkers, Wachovia-Wells golf tournament, and NASCAR events combined
While corporate contributions usually make up a fair percent of the ASC’s annual budget, this year they’re to reach out in particular to individual contributors.