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Woodruff Arts Center’s Annual Campaign Surpasses Goal


Friday, June 06, 2014 9:00 AM

Woodruff Arts Center’s Annual Campaign
Surpasses Goal, Achieves All-Time High of $9.6 Million

Atlanta, June 6, 2014 -- Atlanta’s corporations, foundations and individual contributors stepped up in a record way to support the Woodruff Arts Center’s Annual Campaign this year.

The campaign raised more than $9.6 million, the most in the history of the Arts Center’s core fundraising initiative and surpassed the ambitious 2013 – 2014 goal of $9.5 million. Under the leadership of William H. Rogers, Jr., Chairman and chief executive officer of SunTrust Banks, Inc., the campaign beat the previous high of $9.3 million, achieved in the 2012 -2013 campaign.

“The Woodruff Arts Center is integral to the cultural fabric of our community,” Rogers said. “By supporting the arts, we foster economic growth by building the quality of life in Atlanta.”

The Annual Campaign is a vital part of the more than $30 million raised annually by the Woodruff Arts Center and its arts and education partners. Annual Campaign funds specifically support shared services for the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony, the High Museum and Arts for Learning, including finance, facility management, human resources, information technology and community engagement activities.

“Everyone associated with the Woodruff Arts Center owes a heart-felt ‘Thank You’ to our Trustees and everyone who made the annual campaign a success,” said Virginia Hepner, president and chief executive officer of the Woodruff Arts Center. “I particularly want to thank Bill Rogers and his team of more than 150 volunteers who gave so much of their time to make this campaign a record-breaker.”

The Woodruff Arts Center is one of the largest arts centers in the world, playing host to more than 1.3 million visitors each year. The Center is also the largest arts educator in Georgia, annually connecting with more than 300,000 students through both on-campus and in-school programs.