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Meet the Business Leaders of the 2016 BCA 10 : Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts

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Meet the Business Leaders of the 2016 BCA 10 : Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts

Now that you have read about this year’s BCA 10 honorees, let’s take the time to meet their valiant leaders. These business executives, representing a range of industries from healthcare to energy to brewery, are visionary, expansive, and inspiring. We encourage you to tweet them, follow them, like them, and support them because they have allowed the arts to shine in their business spaces and communities across the country.

 

Austin Energy, Austin, TX

@austinenergy

www.facebook.com/austinenergy

There is a transformational power in art. It has the power to create new experiences and to reveal commonalities between us all. Austin Energy views its support of the arts and its power in Austin as part of its ongoing role to better serve and sustain the community.” –Mark Dombroski, Interim General Manager

 

Badger Meter, Milwaukee, WI

@badger_meter

www.facebook.com/badgermeter

We believe the arts improve our quality of life by offering important education opportunities for our children, boosting our economy and engaging diverse audiences in our local communities. We are honored to receive this national recognition for our role in supporting and promoting the arts,” –Richard A. Meeusen, Chairman, President and CEO

 

CopperPoint Insurance Companies, Phoenix, AZ

@copperpointmu

www.facebook.com/copperpointmutual

CopperPoint Insurance Companies understands that a vibrant arts sector attracts and sustains businesses and workers, which promotes economic development and cultural enrichment. Support of cultural, arts and educational organizations creates a well-balanced life experience for our employees, our customers, and our businesses.”

–Marc Schmittlein, President & CEO

 

Dealer.com, Burlington, VT

@dealerdotcom

www.facebook.com/dealerdotcom   

"Dealer.com is uniquely committed to a culture of creativity, community involvement, and sustainability – it's been part of our organizational DNA since day one. Our close connection to the arts in Burlington has had a tremendously positive impact on the community and our company. We are very proud of the work we do to bring the community together through the arts and arts education." –Wayne Pastore, Senior Vice President of Dealer.com

 

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE

@dogfishbeer

www.facebook.com/dogfishheadbeer

Art is an essential component to good living, and we’re proud to support the people who are making Delaware a better place to live and work.” –Sam Calagione, Founder and President

 

Dunlap Codding, Oklahoma City, OK

@dunlapcodding

www.facebook.com/dunlapcodding

"Arts and creativity organizations enrich us. By opening our doors to artists and creators, we gain immeasurable benefits. Together, we help foster a spirit of generosity, inclusiveness, and volunteerism throughout our communities. Our lives are richer for our connection to the arts and creativity organizations with which we are intertwined." –Douglas J. Sorocco, Director and Shareholder

 

Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ

@JNJcares

www.facebook.com/jnj

“At Johnson & Johnson, we believe that the arts play a critical role in creating healthy and vital communities. Our Corporate Art Program strives to foster a workplace that educates, engages and inspires. In our local community of New Brunswick, NJ, cultural programming has played a pivotal role in the city’s revitalization. We are honored to be recognized for this work.” –Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO

 

 

M Powered Strategies, Inc., Washington, DC

www.facebook.com/mpoweredstrategies

 “Exposure to the performing arts is part of being a well-rounded member of society. At M Powered Strategies, we support accessibility programs at the Shakespeare Theatre Company for service members, the hearing impaired, and young professionals. Everyone can benefit from experiencing live the brilliance and relevance of Shakespeare.”

–J. Kendall Lott, President

 

Northern Trust, Chicago, IL

@NorthernTrust

At Northern Trust, we share our clients’ passion for the arts – and the spirit of giving back that is so deeply engrained in the performing arts community.”

–David Blowers, President

 

 

Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH

@ProcterGamble

www.facebook.com/proctergamble

Every day at P&G we strive to improve people’s lives with our brands and products, as well as improve the communities where we live and work. Supporting the arts produces ripple effects of benefits that help communities thrive and make them great places to live." –David Taylor, CEO

 

Hall of Fame:

Aetna, Hartford, CT

@aetna

www.facebook.com/aetna

Aetna is committed to building healthy communities across the country, and to promoting a healthy lifestyle for everyone. The arts are an important part of enhancing the overall well-being of people and their communities, and we are honored to have the Business Committee for the Arts recognize Aetna’s leadership in this area.”

–Mark T. Bertolini, Chairman and CEO

 

Leadership:

Robert Buchsbaum, Blick Art Materials

@blick_art

@blickartmaterials

www.facebook.com/blickartmaterials

I am honored to be named BCA’s 2016 Leadership Award honoree, in recognition of Blick’s long history of advocating for and supporting the arts. We look forward to continuing our support of the Arts Action Fund in creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate the arts.”

 

For more infomation about the October 5th BCA 10 Gala, tickets, and sponsor opportunities visit www.americansforthearts.org/events/bca-10.

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Announcing the 2016 BCA Hall of Fame Award and BCA Leadership Award Honorees

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Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce the BCA Hall of Fame and BCA Leadership Award honorees for 2016.  The awards are presented annually by the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), a division of Americans for the Arts.

 

Aetna, Inc., health care company, will receive the 2016 BCA Hall of Fame Award, which recognizes companies that have exhibited exceptional long-term vision, leadership, and commitment to developing alliances in the arts. Aetna, Inc. was a BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts honoree in 2011.

 

 Robert Buchsbaum, Chief Executive of Blick Art Materials , will receive the 2016 BCA Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual for his/her extraordinary vision, leadership, and commitment to supporting the arts and for encouraging other businesses to follow in his/her lead.

 

The honorees will receive their awards at the BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America gala on October 5, 2016, a black-tie affair at the Loeb Boathouse in New York City’s Central Park.

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