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CEO Shares 6 Ways Dance Helps Him Lead
Dec 03, 2015 0 Comments
Mathew Heggem is a dancer turned CEO of SUM Innovation, a 15 person company that assesses, designs, implements, and manages accounting solutions. After working in the nonprofit world for many years, Matthew changed his career...
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BBVA Compass CEO Advocates for STEAM
Nov 25, 2015 0 Comments
This Thanksgiving, when you're thinking about everything you're grateful for, don't forget to give thanks for your arts education. Many children today do not have access to adequate arts education, which expands creativity and...
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Wells Fargo Contributes to Arts Education in St. Louis
Oct 28, 2015 0 Comments
Wells Fargo’s role as a resource for financial services is rooted in the company’s desire to give back to the communities where its employees live and work. The company’s four key social responsibility focus areas include Arts...
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Executive Perspectives of Arts Engagement and Workforce Skills
Oct 08, 2015 0 Comments
At a breakfast panel forum of business leaders held on October 8, 2015 at the Microsoft Conference Center in New York City, Theatre Forward—a national network of theatres, companies and funders supporting 19 of America’s leading...
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Creativity: A Critical Element in Corporate Innovation
Sep 25, 2015 0 Comments
In 2014, Amelia Gandara helped launch 2015 BCA 10 honoree GE’s FirstBuild, which focuses on creating the next generation of home appliances, and she now serves as the Director of Commercialization and Engagement for EnterpriseCorp...
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Poets’ Precision Helps Future Physicians
Sep 22, 2015 0 Comments
In an essay published in July 2015’s Academic Medicine, Dr. Caroline Welbery and Dr. Rebecca McAteer of Georgetown University School of Medicine make a case for incorporating the arts into medical school curriculum. Their research...
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DollarDays International CEO on the Value of Arts Education
Sep 16, 2015 0 Comments
Happy Arts in Education Week! In a recent Huffington Post blog, Marc Joseph, CEO/President and Founder of DollarDays International, a wholesale distribution company, discusses the importance of arts education for developing critical...
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JetBlue’s Book Vending Machine Program Takes Off in D.C.
Sep 08, 2015 0 Comments
As we get ready for Arts in Education Week next week, here's a great story about how Jet Blue is encouraging students in underserved communities to engage with literature.   In 2011, JetBlue launched Soar with Reading, a cause-...
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Partners in Paint
Aug 21, 2015 0 Comments
Each year, Americans for the Arts honors the best businesses partnering with the arts in America through the BCA 10 awards. This summer, two of our previous honorees, Golden Artist Colors, Inc. (BCA 10 2012) and Scholastic Inc...
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"It Takes a Village..." Why Aetna Supports STEAM Education
May 21, 2015 0 Comments
On May 7, 2015, Americans for the Arts attended a STEAM Assembly in New York City hosted by VH1 Save the Music, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring music programs in America’s public schools and raising awareness...
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Creative Kicks: Vans’ Custom Culture Competition for Teens
May 05, 2015 0 Comments
If you’re passionate about the arts, why not show it on your feet? Vans’ Custom Culture Competition encourages high school art classes to lend their creative designs to four blank pairs of shoes for the chance to win $50,000...
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How Majoring in Art History Helped Corporate Leaders
Apr 20, 2015 0 Comments
Did you know that, “9 percent of the 100 richest people on the Forbes list studied arts in college — more than those who majored in economics (8 percent) and finance (3 percent)?” An article on The Daily Princetonian highlights...
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21st Century Fox Gives a Note to Music Education
Apr 16, 2015 0 Comments
Give a Note Foundation, a leading nonprofit dedicated to supporting and strengthening music education programs, has established a partnership with 21st Century Fox which will support 20 under-funded music education programs across...
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StubHub Commits $1 Million to Music Education
Mar 26, 2015 0 Comments
Ticket marketplace StubHub has partnered with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to bring music instruments to schools in low-income areas. A longtime supporter of music education, StubHub announced its commitment to put $1 million...
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