Woodruff Arts Centers 2013 Annual Campaign
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 10:00 AM
The Woodruff Arts Center’s 2013 Annual Campaign Beats Goal and Breaks a Record
Campaign Raises Nearly $9.3 Million to Support Arts and Arts Education;
In Total, More Than $35 Million Donated to the Woodruff and Divisions
Atlanta, June 18, 2013 ‐‐ Thanks to the generosity of Atlanta’s corporations,
foundations and individuals, the Woodruff Arts Center’s Annual Campaign raised
nearly $9.3 million in the fiscal year concluded May 31, the most money ever raised
to support the arts and arts education at the Woodruff in a single annual campaign.
The campaign, led by Paul Bowers, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Georgia Power, surpassed the 2013 goal of $9.2 million. The campaign benefited
from broad‐based support, with virtually every category of gift – lead gifts,
foundations, local business and individual donations – surpassing their goals as well.
The $9.3 million is only a portion of the funds donated this year to the Woodruff and its divisions – the Alliance Theater, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,
the High Museum of Art and Young Audiences, which focuses on in‐school arts
education. More than $35 million was donated in total to the Woodruff and the
divisions to support their efforts to bring extraordinary art and arts education to
Atlanta and the Southeast.
“The success of this year’s campaign is a direct result of the leadership of
Paul Bowers, his team of 140 volunteers and our Trustees,” said Virginia Hepner,
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Woodruff Arts Center. “Their
commitment and hard work was inspirational and all of us with the Woodruff and
all of us who love the arts are grateful for their support. I particularly want to thank
Tommy Hills for his superb leadership as Campaign Director.“
“The support the Woodruff receives year‐in and year‐out from a huge crosssection
of the community is a direct reflection of the importance of the arts to
Atlanta, to economic development and to education,” said Mr. Bowers. “I want to
extend my thanks to the great team of volunteers who gave so much of their time to
support the campaign and to all the donors who support the arts and education. It
was particularly gratifying to see the growing support of individual donors to the
arts in this year’s campaign.”
In all, corporations, foundations or individuals made nearly 2,000 gifts to the
campaign. This included 175 gifts designated at the Patron Circle of Stars level,
reflecting donations of $15,000 or more. More than 30 of the gifts at this level were
new to the campaign this year.
Ms. Hepner also announced that the 2013 – 2014 Woodruff Annual Campaign
will be chaired by William H. Rogers, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of
SunTrust Banks, Inc. He will work with Janine Musholt, the newly appointed Vice
President of Advancement for the Woodruff.
“We are again fortunate to have one of Atlanta’s corporate leaders agree to
commit their time and energy to support the Woodruff and the arts,” said Ms.
Hepner. “We look forward to working with Bill to make our next campaign as
successful as ever.”