The support of Atlanta’s corporations, foundations and individual contributors was essential to the record-breaking success of the campaign, led by William H. “Bill” Rogers Jr., chairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks Inc.
“The Woodruff Arts Center is integral to the cultural fabric of our community,” he said in a statement. “By supporting the arts, we foster economic growth by building the quality of life in Atlanta.”
The annual campaign is a vital part of the more than $30 million raised annually by the center and its arts and education partners. Annual campaign funds support shared services for the Alli-ance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and Arts for Learning, including finance, facility management, human resources, information technology and community engagement activities.
“Everyone associated with the Woodruff Arts Center owes a heart-felt ‘Thank you’ to our trustees and everyone who made the Annual Campaign a success,” Virginia Hepner, the center’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “I particularly want to thank Bill Rogers and his team of more than 150 volunteers who gave so much of their time to make this campaign a record-breaker.”
The center is one of the largest arts centers in the world, playing host to more than 1.3 million visitors each year. It is also the largest arts educator in Georgia, annually connecting with more than 300,000 students through on-campus and in-school programs.