ArtsWave, one of the nation’s oldest united arts funds based in Cincinnati, announced that their recently completed 2014 campaign has been the most successful to date. The campaign saw community contributions of more than $12 million, surpassing the organization’s goal for the year. This campaign marks the final year with CEO Mary McCullough-Hudson at the helm, as she plans to retire in August. During her twenty years of leadership, McCullough-Hudson doubled the campaign from $6 million to $12 million.
This year, ArtsWave added 8,208 new donors to the campaign, which received over 50% of its contributions from workplace giving campaigns at banks, insurance companies, restaurants, and other businesses in the region.
“We want to thank all of our donors and volunteers who took action for ArtsWave and our community,” said McCullough-Hudson. “The millions of dollars that this campaign invests every year in our local arts organizations create benefits for our entire region.”
In addition to traditional workplace giving campaigns and individual leadership support, ArtsWave expanded on the CincySings program to tie it to the overall campaign. In previous years, CincySings brought P&G and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center employees together to participate in “sing-off” events timed with their workplace giving campaigns. This year, ArtsWave expanded CincySings to include ten regional companies, which each sent a choir to participate in an evening performance that raised over $20,000. (Photo credit: The Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati took the stage at CincySings, photo courtesy of J. Sheldon.)
Congratulations to ArtsWave and Mary McCullough-Hudson for a fantastic 2014 campaign. Click here for more information about ArtsWave.