ArtsWave has set a goal of $12,250,000 for its annual campaign to be raised between now and April 26.
The goal is on par with last year and, if met, will continue to be the largest united appeal for the arts campaign in the nation.
Jim Henning, President of Duke Energy, Ohio & Kentucky, who is chair of this year’s Campaign Cabinet, set the annual Community Campaign goal with more than 100 business leaders, volunteers and ArtsWave leadership donors, said Alicia Kintner, president and CEO of ArtsWave.
ArtsWave’s campaign benefits from workplace support from more than 430 corporations, businesses, nonprofits and community groups, as well as gifts from nearly 40,000 Greater Cincinnati residents.
The announcement came during a breakfast meeting in the newly-renovated Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati for donors, cabinet board members, key volunteers, staff and leadership donors
This year’s campaign will include matching gifts for new and increased gifts, YP leadership matches, and a social media challenge.
In addition, ArtsWave has expanded the number of donor benefits, added a new networking and communications group for LGBTQIA & Allies and rolled out a new event series, ArtsWave Days brought to you by Macy’s.
Oh, and there’s also a beer in honor of the campaign, this year dubbed Make Waves. The new beer is being released tonight, 5-8 p.m., at Braxton Brewery, 27 W. 7th St., Covington.
For more information or to support the 2018 ArtsWave Community Campaign, visit artswave.org. Follow the campaign on social media, @ArtsWave and #MakeWaves, and #ArtsWaveDays.