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Annoucing our 2019 Judges!

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Annoucing our 2019 Judges!

We are excited to share this year's esteemed judges for the BCA 10 Awards: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America. We are honored to have their expertise!

 

 

Toni Freeman

The Arts and Science Council (ASC)

 

Mark Hegedus

Magic Hat Brewery

 

Kate Marquez

Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance

 

Felicia Shaw

Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis

 

Ryan Williams

NBC

 

Every year, Americans for the Arts recognizes 10 businesses of all sizes for their exceptional involvement with the arts that enriches the workplace and the community. These companies set the standard for excellence and serve as role models for others to follow. We also honor an individual with the BCA Leadership Award and a partnership with the David Rockefeller Fund pARTnership Award.

 

Check back this Spring to meet our 2019 honorees!

 

The honorees will be celebrated a gala in New York City on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Central Park Boathouse.

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A Good Laugh for a Good Cause

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A Good Laugh for a Good Cause

Thursday, May 24 marks Red Nose Day, the annual fundraising campaign for children in need. After launching in the UK in 1988, the initiative made its way to the States, where it has raised over $100 million. Hosted by M&M’S, a Mars, Incorporated brand, this year’s Red Nose Day will feature a theatrical twist.

 

M&Ms is partnering with City Year Chicago and Chicago Academy High School to get students on stage. With facilitators from The Second City Works and Saturday Night Live’s Vanessa Bayer, teens were encouraged to tell their stories. On May 15, The Second City hosted “Step Up to the Mic: An Evening of Comedy with M&M’S In Support of Red Nose Day.”

 

Allison Miazga-Bedrick, Senior Brand Director, M&M'S Brand said, "Red Nose Day brings communities and cities together around the world through laughter, and we are thrilled to bring some of this colorful fun to Chicago."

 

On the national scale, there will be a special night of programming on NBC on May 24. The fourth annual “Red Nose Day Special,” hosted by Chris Hardwick will feature special celebrity editions of “American Ninja Warrior,” and “Hollywood Game Night.”

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