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A Message from Our CEO

In the past year, The Woodruff Arts Center opened its arms wide to host more than 800,000 guests on our midtown campus. Joining a growing trend, more and more viewers experienced our art online through streaming content, including pianist Lang Lang’s performance with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In a first for the Arts Center, we welcomed campers, many of whom pitched tents and sheltered overnight in hopes of getting tickets to the High Museum’s blockbuster Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibition. And the stunningly renovated Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre opened in January with the Broadway-bound production Ever After and sold-out houses. Of course, free Family Fun festivals, Second Sundays at the High Museum and The Home Depot Veterans Program continued to draw thousands of visitors to the Arts Center.

 

In every way, our 50th Anniversary year honored the promise of our beginnings in October 1968, when the Atlanta community envisioned a center that would bring world-class art to a rising regional city. We are poised to enter the next 50 years with a renewed vision that will ensure this special institution respects its past while helping the Atlanta region and all its diverse communities realize their collective potential.

Going forward,
we aim to:

  • Welcome all to our campus and programs; we will become a new type of urban destination.
  • Inspire patrons with world-class art and performances.
  • Diversify our audiences and our artistic fields; we will make campus accessible to all communities and work to help women and people of color enter artistic fields and become our future leaders.
  • Educate the children and students of today and the workforce of the future by ensuring every child in Georgia has access to arts education and working with corporations to instill creativity and communication skills in their workforce.
  • The Woodruff Arts Center will continue to strive toward our ambitious vision thanks to the generosity of our generous individual, foundation and corporate supporters. In keeping with that spirit, we invite you to join our movement. Together we can build our community for the next generations to come.

Doug Shipman
President & CEO
The Woodruff Arts Center

A Year in Review

We served over
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patrons on campus.
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Over 0 High Museum memberships added.
The High added over 0
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The Alliance Theatre produced 0 world premieres.
More than 0 attendees turned out for our free Family Festivals.
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Professional Education
We served over
0 educators through our Art Partner Education programs.

Employees for the Arts

Employees for the Arts is The Woodruff Arts Center’s
workplace giving program, which allows employees
to make personal contributions to promote the arts
in Atlanta. By investing in The Woodruff Arts Center,
employees play an integral role in enriching the cultural
landscape of our city. Thank you to all our Employees
for the Art supporters.

ADP
AT&T
Bank of America
Bryan Cave Leighton
Paisner
Colliers International
Cushman & Wakefield
Deloitte
Equifax
Eversheds Sutherland
EY
Genuine Parts

Georgia-Pacific
Holland & Knight
The Home Depot
IBM
JLL
Jones Day
Kilpatrick Townsend
King & Spalding
KPMG
Mark III Signs
Merrill Lynch
Morgan Stanley

Morris Manning & Martin
Nelson Mullins
PwC
Rubicon Global
The Siegfried Group
Smith & Howard
Squire Patton Boggs
State Charitable Gift
Program
SunTrust
The Woodruff Arts
Center

Women's Giving Circle

The Women’s Giving Circle provides opportunities for Atlanta’s community of philanthropic women to engage in powerful dialogue, cultivate relationships, draw inspiration from one another’s stories, and unite financial strengths in support of the arts through a collective voice. 

 

Women’s Giving Circle members contribute $1,000+ to The Woodruff Arts Center Annual Fund and receive access to a full year of powerhouse panels, authentic networking opportunities, and exclusive “behind- the-arts” experiences featuring each of our award winning Art Partners—the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art.

Friends of Woodruff

The Woodruff Arts Center provides shared spaces and critical services to the High Museum Alliance Theatre, and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Friends of Woodruff invest in that mission-critical support to ensure that our Art Partners receive those services that allow them to serve patrons effectively.

 

Collectively, Friends of Woodruff invest more than $500,000 to the Arts Center’s Annual Fund. That investment touches every corner of our campus. Our Friends recognize the value of securing the future of shared spaces and services in making the corner of 15th & Peachtree one of the world’s leading arts destinations.

Board of Trustees

The Woodruff Arts Center

The Woodruff Arts Center provides shared spaces and critical services to the High Museum Alliance Theatre, and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Friends of Woodruff invest in that mission-critical support to ensure that our Art Partners receive those services that allow them to serve patrons effectively.

 

Collectively, Friends of Woodruff invest more than $500,000 to the Arts Center’s Annual Fund. That investment touches every corner of our campus. Our Friends recognize the value of securing the future of shared spaces and services in making the corner of 15th & Peachtree one of the world’s leading arts destinations.

Governing Board

Officers:

  • Phil Jacobs*
    Chair
  • Thomas C. Chubb III*
    Vice Chair / Chair-Elect
  • Howard Feinsand*
    Secretary
  • Doug Shipman*
    President and CEO

Art Partner Board Chairs:

  • Lila Hertz*
    Alliance Theatre Chair
  • Janine Brown*
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chair
  • Howard Feinsand*
    Secretary
  • Robin Howell*
    High Museum of Art Chair

At-Large Members:

  • Claire Lewis Arnold
  • Dan Baldwin
  • Durlya Farooqul
  • Hala Moddelmog
  • Benny Varzi

Committee Chairs:

  • Milford McGuirt*
    Audit
  • Shantella Cooper*
    Compensation & HR
  • Howard Palefsky*
    Development
  • D. Richard Williams*
    Finance / Treasurer
  • Galen Oelkers*
    Investment
  • Stacey Tank*
    Nominating & Governance

Voting Trustees

Joan Abernathy*

Thomas J. Asher

Ali (Al) Azadi

Melissa Babb

Juanita Baranco

Edward H. Bastian

Barry Berlin

J. Veronica Biggins

Stan Blackburn

Rebecca Blalock

Joseph Blanco

Kenny Blank

Theodore I. Blum

Jim Boswell

Paul Bowers

Paul J. Brown

Mary Cahill

Elizabeth W. Camp

Meria Joel Carstarphen, Ed.D

Steve W. Chaddick*

Bert Clark

Bobby Condon

Donna Owens Cox

Ann W. Cramer

Christopher Cummiskey

Dave Dase

Kappy Kellett deButts

Michael Donnelly

Richard J. Dugas, Jr.

Michael Egan III

Joseph H. Estes

John Ferguson

Teresa Finley

Shelley G. Giberson

Jamila M. Hall

James B. Hannan

Douglas Hertz

Edward S. Heys, Jr.

Beth Holder

Michael E. Hollingsworth II

Karen T. Hughes*

Kit Hughes

Daniel Israel

Bob Jimenez

Wab P. Kadaba

Jenna Kelly

Amy Kenny

Andjela Kessler*

Kurt Kuehn

Aldo (Al) LaFiandra

Jane D. Lanier

William H. Linginfelter

Milton Little

Helene G. Lollis

Wonya Lucas

Charles S. Mann

Larry Mark

John S. Markwalter, Jr.

Eduardo Martinez

Barry McCarthy

Carolyn C. McClatchey

Penelope McPhee

Duncan Miller

Glenn W. Mitchell III

Arun Mohan

Valerie Montgomery Rice

John Murphy

Kenneth M. Neighbors

John F. O’Neill III

Chuck Palmer

Natalye Paquin, Esq.

Sanjay Parekh

William Pate

Gary Peacock

Kathryn Petralia

Suzanne T. Plybon

Alan Prince

Shyam K. Reddy

Margaret C. Reiser

Joe W. Rogers, Jr.

James A. Rubright*

Teya Ryan

Louise Sams

David W. Scheible

Steve Selig III

James Simpson

Janet Simpson

Michael J. Sivewright

John W. Somerhalder, II

Claire E. Sterk, PhD

Wendy Stewart

Lizanne Thomas

Mark Toro

Paul E. Viera

Reggie Walker

Kathy N. Waller

Darcy R. White

Gregory H. Worthy

John C. Yates

Life Trustees

Mr. James S. Balloun

Mr. Joseph R Bankoff

Ms. Jane C. Black

The Hon. Anne Cox Chambers

Mr. John Clendenin

Mrs. Lynda Bradbury Courts

Mr. Bradley N. Currey, Jr.

Mr. Richard A. Denny, Jr.

Mrs. Mary D. Gellerstedt

Ms. Laura J. Hardman

Ms. Virginia Hepner

Mrs. W. Barrett Howell

Mr. Douglas Ivester

Mr. Lynn H. Johnston

Ms. Ingrid Saunders Jones

Mr. James Henry Landon

Mr. Solon P. Patterson

Mr. Manning M. Pattillo, Jr.

Mr. C.B. Rogers, Jr.

Mrs. Charles A. Smithgall

Mr. John W. Spiegel

Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor, Jr.

* Ex-officio Trustees

Alliance Theatre: 50 Years of Transformation

Your Story. Your Stage.

The Alliance Theatre has long been home to stories of transformation, and during its 50th Anniversary Season, the Alliance celebrated a landmark transformation of its own with the opening of the new Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre. 

 

Transforming experiences

The opening of the new space on January 16, 2019 was the culmination of more than five years of planning, a successful $35 million fundraising campaign, and an 18-month On the Road Season that took 12 full-scale productions to 13 venues around metro Atlanta. 

The entire audience chamber was rebuilt, along with a new costume shop, rehearsal halls and production facilities.  The design and fabrication of the bent-oak woodwork that surrounds the space brought together high-tech innovation and old-world craftsmanship.

“As a result of this transformation, the Alliance is able to offer our patrons, our artists, and the city of Atlanta an iconic and defining space in which to experience and make theater,” says Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth. “Our patrons have become accustomed to transformative theater on our stage, and now through the exceptional quality of this design, our architecture will match and enhance that artistry.”

Appropriately, the first production on the Coca-Cola Stage was a Cinderella story, the new musical Ever After. On opening night, a glittering 50th Anniversary Gala celebrated a half century of groundbreaking theater and toasted the next 50 years and beyond.

 

Transforming American theater

The Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition continued to spotlight the best emerging playwrights in the United States in 2019, giving new voices a professional stage for their work, and in the process, transforming American theater. Of the past 15 winners, 14 have been women or people of color (or both) – a particularly significant statistic, considering readers and Tjudges do not know the names of finalists until the winning script is selected.
Past winners of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition have become some of today’s most exciting playwrights and writers, including Tarell Alvin McCraney, whose play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue inspired the 2017 Academy Award-winning film for Best Picture, Moonlight; Kenneth Lin (Warrior Class), a playwright and writer for the second and third seasons of the Netflix hit original series “House of Cards,” Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Meg Miroshnik (The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls), and Mike Lew (Tiger Style!), 2018 winner of the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for an Emerging American Playwright.
The 2018/19 season marked the Alliance’s 15th Anniversary of the competition, with a full production for competition winner B.J. Tindal’s Goodnight, Tyler and staged readings for four competition finalists.
Transforming communities
Innovative programs like Alliance@Work are taking theater education from classrooms to boardrooms, and in the process, building partnerships that are transforming our communities.
Companies like Georgia Power, Chick-fil-A and ESPN are calling on Alliance@Work to improve storytelling, build executive presence, and create cultures of respect and civility in the workplace.
“Strategic Storytelling, Emotional Intelligence, Executive Presence – these are the foundational tools for any successful theater artist as well as the essential skills for any successful corporate leader.”
Best of all, Alliance@Work is a win-win for corporate partners and Georgia students. Revenue from Alliance@Work is directly reinvested in the Alliance’s in-school education programming. The Alliance’s in-school programs are committed to fighting the staggering statistic that only 40% of our students are reading proficiently by the end of third grade. During the 2018/19 school year, the Alliance’s in-school programs reached more than 12,000 students and 1,000 teachers across Atlanta and the state of Georgia.
In total, the Alliance’s education programs reach 90,000 students annually through these and other programs, productions, classes, and camps. And year after year, the Palefsky Collision Project and the Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young welcome young people and their families to meet theater – and each other – with curiosity, compassion and joyful discovery.
Every day, as audiences enter the new Coca-Cola Stage, they are greeted by a wall of names – names of donors, board members, community partners and, in projections that appear as tickets are scanned, their own names as well. It is a thank you, a welcome and an invitation to an Atlanta community that is always changing, growing, transforming. These are your stories. This is your stage.

Alliance Theatre

Board of Directors

Chair: Lila Hertz
Vice Chair: Jocelyn Hunter

Immediate Past Chairs:

Anne Kaiser

Hala Moddelmog

Secretary: E. Kendrick Smith

Treasurer: Steve Chaddick


Lifetime Directors
Rita Anderson
Ken Bernhardt
Frank Chew
Ann Cramer
Linda Davidson
Laura Hardman*
Hays Mershon
Richard S. Myrick
Helen Regenstein

Bob Reiser

Jane Shivers

Sally G. Tomlinson

Ben White


Board of Directors

Kristin R. Adams

James Anderson*

Kenny Blank

Brittany Boals Moeller

Terri Bonoff*
Laura Brightwell

Megan Burton
Peter Carter
Jeffrey S. Cashdan

Susan Catalfano

Steve Chaddick*

Miles Cook

Leigh Ann Costley Fred Ehlers
Reade Fahs
Howard Feinsand* Andrea Freeman
Bill Freitag*
Richard Goerss*
Kim Greene
Pat Gunning
Lila Hertz*
Jocelyn Hunter* Erika James
Anne Kaiser*
John Keller
Andjela Kessler^

Lauren Kiefer*
Mary Jane Kirkpatrick

Alan McKeon*

Alan McKnight

Anne Meisner

Dori Miller
Hala Moddelmog*

Phil Moïse*

Maureen Morrison

Allison O’Kelly

Victoria Palefsky*

Paul Pendergrass

Scott Pioli
Jamal Powell

Helen Smith Price

Asif Ramji

Danielle Reardon

Patty Reid

Margaret Reiser*

Matthew Richburg

Maurice Rosenbaum*

Steve Selig
Doug Shipman^*
Mark Silberman
Bill Sleeper
Bronson Smith
E. Kendrick Smith
Karen Spiegel
Chandra Stephens-Albright

Charlita Stephens-Walker

Rosemarie Thurston

Benny Varzi*
Rebekah Wasserman

Glenn Weiss
Cynthia Widner Wall
Todd Zeldin


^ Ex-officio
* Executive Committee includes all officers as well as indicated Directors

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Sounds of the Season

As the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) embarks on its historic 75th Anniversary season in 2019/20, we take a moment to celebrate the monumental accomplishments of its 74th season.
Throughout the year, nearly half a million people enjoyed an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performance either in person or virtually, more than doubling our past reach. We also saw great demand for our performances, with 17 sold-out concerts and an average of 89% of Symphony Hall fi lled for the Delta Classical Series. The popular Atlanta Symphony Hall LIVE series, which includes Movies in Concert, also saw strong patronage with 21 sold-out performances. The good news was not just on the earned revenue front, the ASO also exceeded its contributed revenue goals, leading to the fi fth consecutive year of an ASO budget surplus.
The 27-time GRAMMY© Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra inspires music-lovers with world-class performances, pairing beloved masterpieces with innovative new works. In March of 2019, Coca-Cola and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presented the world premiere of Jump, a cultural symphony and collaboration between dance company glo and the ASO. The production, which featured 100 Atlanta elementary students, was presented through a re-imagined stage featuring poetry, contemporary dance, video projection, classical and contemporary music, elements of jazz improvisation and ballet, as well as hip-hop spoken word. Additional artistic highlights of the season included the 186-member, all volunteer ASO Chorus performing Britten’s War Requiem with Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles, cello virtuoso Sheku Kanneh-Mason joining the Orchestra for three sold-out performances of Elgar’s Cello Concerto, the finale of the two-season-long celebration of musical giants Ludwig van Beethoven and Leonard Bernstein, and the release of Everything Lasts Forever, the ASO Media recording of ASO bassist and composer Michael Kurth’s original works.
A highlight of the season was the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the ASO’s nationally acclaimed Talent Development Program (TDP). In February 2019, Music Director Robert Spano and the Orchestra performed side-by-side with 11 TDP alumni and featured soloists and TDP alumni, Khari Joyner (cello) and Xavier Foley (double bass). This historic performance, 25 years in the making, brought the audience to its feet, and many to tears.

In addition to the premier instruction provided to TDP Fellows, The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) continues to cultivate the artistic growth and excellence of its nearly 100 members through enriching orchestral experiences and mentoring by ASO musicians. The 2019 ASYO graduating class received more than $7.3 million in scholarship offers, and 74% of the students have gone on to pursue music degrees.
As the demand for the music and content of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra continues to build, the ASO is creating new and innovative ways to bring the ASO experience to audiences.
In September 2019, the Orchestra performed on the world stage with virtuoso pianist Lang Lang. The sold-out performance was presented via live stream to the delight of more than 250,000 viewers, expanding the audience for the all-Mozart concert beyond Symphony Hall to destinations across the U.S., and as far as Sweden, New Zealand, Colombia, Mexico, Japan and Venezuela. Additionally, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB), brought the ASO concert experience to nearly 150,000 students last year. Many attended in person, but those who could not were invited to a virtual, interactive fi eld trip, allowing the ASO to reach students across the state of Georgia and beyond.
“There is so much artistry, creativity, innovation and pride in the work being done at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra right now,” said Jennifer Barlament, Executive Director. “While we have made great strides, we are just getting started, and I look forward to all that we will accomplish together in the years to come.

 

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Board of Directors

OFFICERS
Janine Brown, Chair

Howard Palefsky, Immediate Past Chair

Lynn Eden, Vice Chair

Susan Antinori, Secretary

James Rubright, Treasurer

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Joan Abernathy*

William Ackerman

Keith Adams

Juliet McClatchey

Allan Susan

Antinori Jennifer Barlament*

Paul Blackney

Rita Bloom

Janine Brown

Justin Bruns*

Benjamin Brunt

C. Merrell Calhoun

William M. Carey

S. Wright Caughman, M.D.

Russell Currey

Carlos del Rio, M.D

Sloane Drake

Lynn Eden

Angela Evans

Craig Frankel

Anne Game

Paul R. Garcia

Jason Guggenheim

Joseph W. Hamilton III

Bonnie Harris

Caroline Hofland

Tad Hutcheson

Roya Irvani

Randy Koporc

Carrie Kurlander

James Landon

Donna Lee

Sukai Liu

Kelly Loeffler^

Kevin Lyman

Brian McCarthy

Penelope McPhee^

Bert Mills

Molly Minnear

Terry Neal

Galen Lee Oelkers

Howard Palefsky

Ebbie Parsons

Juliette Pryor

Cathleen Quigley

James Rubright

Bill Schultz

Charles Sharbaugh

Doug Shipman*

John Sibley

Fahim Siddiqui

W. Ross Singletary, II

John Sparrow

Gail Ravin Starr

Elliott Tapp

Brett Tarver

S. Patrick Viguerie

Kathy Waller

Mark D. Wasserman

Chris Webber

Richard S. White, Jr.

John B. White, Jr.

Kevin E. Woods, M.D., M.P.H.

 

BOARD OF COUNSELORS

Helen Aderhold

Neil Berman

John Cooledge

John R. Donnell, Jr.

Jere A. Drummond

Carla Fackler

Charles B. Ginden

John T. Glover
Dona Humphreys

Aaron J. Johnson, Jr.

Ben F. Johnson, III

James Kelley
Patricia Leake
Karole Lloyd
Mrs. J. Erskine Love, Jr.

Meghan H. Magruder

Patricia Reid

Joyce Schwob

Hamilton Smith

Rhett Tanner

G. Kimbrough Taylor, Jr.

Michael W. Trapp

Ray Uttenhove

Chilton Varner

Adair White

Sue Sigmon Williams

 

LIFE DIRECTORS

Howell E. Adams, Jr.

Mary D. Gellerstedt

Bradley Currey, Jr.

Azira G. Hill

Betty Sands Fuller

Lessie B. Smithgall

 

 

^ Ex-officio
* Executive Committee includes all officers as well as indicated Directors

 

High Museum of Art
Continuing Momentum through Visual Arts

Last year was extraordinary! High Museum of Art staff welcomed 465,000 visitors to the Museum for various educational programs, events, and exhibitions. Considering that most of the Museum was closed for reinstallation for the first five months of our fiscal year (June–October), it’s even more astonishing.
We made architectural enhancements and reinstalled the permanent collection, reimagining our galleries and placing more than 8 percent of our 17,000+ works on view. We welcomed more than 144,000 visitors for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, selling out general admission tickets in a record three days, and we marked the fiftieth anniversary of our commitment to family spaces by doubling the footprint of the Greene Family Learning Gallery to 5,000 square feet and encouraging creative play with all-new interactive environments.
As we continue to celebrate last year’s accomplishments, we have also begun to turn our focus toward deepening our connectivity with the communities we serve and continuing the momentum we’ve built to become the place where all of Atlanta comes to gather. As we embark on this new year, we aspire to expand our reach and impact, serving a growing number of neighborhoods throughout metro Atlanta. Our goal is to increase repeat visitation and grow participation in successful programs including Second Sundays, smARTbox, Toddler Thursdays, High Frequency Fridays, and Friday Jazz.
While we are proud of the work we do to welcome our guests on high-volume community days, we are equally committed to providing hospitality and meaningful learning experiences throughout the year.
To foster an environment where all Atlantans feel invited to gather, we are working hard to imagine what a welcoming space looks like for every person who chooses to spend time at the Museum. Whether it’s on our website or in
our galleries, we are making strides to create a better experience for everyone.
From specialized programs co-created with students on the autism spectrum to developing one-of-a-kind touchable materials with teaching artists, our community partnerships inform all our program offerings for youth.
While we continue to build support for the arts through younger audiences, we are also turning more attention toward our lifelong learners. According to the Atlanta Regional Commission, by 2030 one quarter of Georgians will be over the age of 60. This demographic shift signals an incredible opportunity for the High to meet the needs of this growing community in Atlanta, and we strive to serve audiences in every phase of life.
Because art is for everyone, the High is here for all of Atlanta every day.

High Museum of Art

Board of Directors

OFFICERS

Robin Howell
Chair, Board of Directors

 

Vice-Chairs:

Charlene Crusoe-Ingram
Administration & Board Support

Newell Harbin
Collections

Karen Hughes
Finance & Operations & Treasurer

Liz Jancik
Exhibitions

Sarah Kennedy
Education

Pratap Mukharji
Communications

Doug Reid
Development

Sarah Steinfield
Nominations

Charles Abney *^
Lauren Amos
Spring Asher
Farideh Azadi
Radcliffe Bailey
Dan Baldwin *
Watt Boone
Ron Brill
Mary Schmidt Campbell
Sherri Crawford

Mary Wayne Dixon
Marcia Donnell
Brooke Jackson Edmond Michelle Edwards
Jennifer Flannagan
Peggy Foreman
Gabriela Gonzalez-Lamberson Mancy Green
Jean Hanges
Sarah Hehei

Ben F. Hill*

Kathleen Hohlstein

Jack Holland

Keinon Johnson

West Johnson

Baxter Jones

Jane Lanier

Bertram L. Levy

Tim X. Mapes

Joan Marmo

Sally McDaniel Anna Mershon
Jim Morgens
David Park* Richard C. Parker Fahamu Pecou Mark Preisinger William Powell Mike Render
Great Neck Pichman

Sidney Rodbell

Stephanie Russell

Louise Sams*^

D. Jack Sawyer, Jr.

Tim Schrager

F. Terry Stent*^

Lisa Cannon Taylor

Harriet Warren

John F. Wieland*^

Elizabeth Willett

 

 


* Executive Committee includes all Officers as well as Directors notes with an asterisk;
^ Past Board members of Directors Chair.

The Woodruff Circle

FY19: June 1, 2018-May 31, 2019

The Woodruff Art Center and our artistic partners—The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the High Museum of Art—rely on the generosity of those donors whose support extends to all parts of our organization. The members of The Woodruff Circle each contributed more than $250,000 to our efforts last year. We are deeply grateful to these partners who help ensure the arts thrive in our city.

 

$1 Million+

The Coca-Cola Company

SARAH & JIM KENNEDY

LETTIE PATE EVANS FOUNDATION

JOY & TONY* GREENE

ROBERT W. WOODRUFF FOUNDATION
$ 0 +

A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center
Bank of America
Chick-fil-A Foundation | Rhonda and Dan Cathy
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
The Douglas J. Hertz Family
Estate of Dr. Luella Bare Klein
Farideh & Al Azadi Foundation
Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
The Goizueta Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation
The SKK Foundation
The Zeist Foundation, Inc.

$ 0 +

Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation
SunTrust Teammates
   SunTrust Foundation
   SunTrust Trusteed Foundations:
       Walter H. Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund
       Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust

$ 0 +

King Spalding, Partners & Employees
The Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
The Rich Foundation
UPS

$ 0 +

Pussycat Foundation
PwC, Partners & Employees
WarnerMedia



Contributions Made: June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019
Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors
*Deceased

The Benefactor Circle

FY19: June 1, 2018-May 31, 2019

The Benefactor Circle includes donors who generously made contributions of $100,000 or more enterprise-wide.

$ 0 +

Deloitte, Its Partners & Employees
Louise S. Sams & Jerome Grilhot
The Shubert Foundation
Susan & Tom* Wardell

 

$ 0 +

Alston & Bird
Amy W. Norman Charitable Foundation
The Antinori Foundation | Ron and Susan Antinori
The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund-Atlanta
Frederic R. Coudert Foundation
Kilpatrick Townsend
KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees
The Marcus Foundation
Northside Hospital
Mr. and Mrs. Solon P. Patterson
Garnet and Dan Reardon
Patty and Doug Reid
The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation
Wells Fargo

$ 0 +

1180 Peachtree
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
Atlantic Station
Sandra and Dan Baldwin
Kathy and Ken Bernhardt
Carol and Ramon Tomé Family Fund
CIBC
Dan and Merrie Boone Foundation | Dan W. Boone III Sally and Carl Gable
Georgia-Pacific
Georgia Natural Gas
Google
Jones Day Foundation & Employees
Kaiser Permanente
Legendary Events
Morris Manning & Martin LLP
Victoria and Howard Palefsky
PNC
Estate of Judy Reed
Margaret and Bob Reiser
WestRock Company
William Randolph Hearst Foundations
Wish Foundation



Contributions Made: June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019
Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors
*Deceased

The Patron Circle

FY19: June 1, 2018-May 31, 2019

The Patron Circle includes donors who generously made contributions of $15,000 or more enterprise-wide.

$ 0 +

Aarati and Peter Alexander
Arnall Golden & Gregory LLP
Bank of America Private Bank
City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of
Cultural Affairs
Crawford & Company
Mr. and Mrs.* Bradley Currey, Jr.
Fulton County Board of Commissioners
Nena C. Griffith
Allison and Ben Hill
Mr. and Mrs. Hilton H. Howell, Jr.
The Imlay Foundation
Merill Lynch
Mr. and Mrs. George L. Nemhauser
Publix Super Markets Charities
Margaret and Terry Stent
Vasser Woolley Foundation, Inc.

$ 0 +

Art Unlimited Advisors LLC
AT&T
BlackRock
Nancy and Kenny Blank
The Breman Foundationn Inc.
Barbara and Steve Chaddick
Marcia and John Donnell
Eversheds Sutherland
Katie and Reade Fahs
Peggy Foreman
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
Genuine Parts Company
Mr. William M. Graves
JLL
Lucy R.* and Gary Lee, Jr.
The MAGNUM Companies
National Endowment for the Arts

Norfolk Southern Foundation
Novelis, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Plant
The Primerica Foundation
Regions Bank
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Richman
Mary and Jim Rubright
The Sara Giles Moore Foundation
Dean DuBose and Bronson Smith
Veritiv
Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Weeks
Rod Westmoreland
The Woodruff Arts Center Employees

$ 0 +

A Friend of the Alliance Theatre &
    Woodruff Arts Center
ABM
Kristie and Charles Abney
The Allstate Foundation
AIG
Arby’s Foundation
>Arrow Exterminators
Spring and Tom Asher
Assurant
The Balloun Family
Lisa and Joe Bankoff
Ed Bastian
BB&T
Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Stephanie Blank
Bloomberg
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Brill
Janine Brown and Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Benjamin Q. Brunt
Lucinda W. Bunnen
Frances B. Bunzl*

Cadence
Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Catalfano
CBH International, Inc.
The Charles Loridans
Foundation, Inc. Chubb
Bert and Cathy Clark
Susan and Carl Cofer
Ann and Steve Collins
Cooper Carry
Cousins Properties
Cushman & Wakefield
Ann and Jeff Cramer
Kay and David Dempsey
Catherine Warren Dukehart
Mrs. Sarah A. Eby-Ebersole and Mr. W. Daniel Ebersole
Mr. Matt Echols
Virginia and Brent Eiland
Ms. Angela L. Evans
Ellen and Howard Feinsand
Jennifer and Marty Flanagan
Frances Wood Wilson Foundation
Nick Franz
Mrs. Betty Sands Fuller
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III Geographics, Inc.
Georgia Council for the Arts
GMT Capital Corporation
Goldman Sachs
Carolyn and David Gould
Nancy and Holcombe Green
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Ted and Kim Greene
The Partners & Employees of GreenSky, LLC | David Zalik, CEO &amp Chairman/Gerry Benjamin, Vice Chairman
Mr. Kenneth Haines
Bonnie & Jay Harris



Contributions Made: June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019
Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors
*Deceased

The Patron Circle

FY19: June 1, 2018-May 31, 2019

Nancy and Charles Harrison
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Henderson III
Mr. Rod Hildebrant and Mr. Matthew Mee-han
Holder Construction Company
The Howell Fund, Inc.
Karen and Jeb Hughes
Infor Global Solutions
The Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation
The John W. and Rosemary K. Brown Family Foundation
Andrea and Boland Jones
Mr. Baxter P. Jones and Dr. Jiong Yan
Anne and Mark Kaiser
James E. Kane
The Katherine John Murphy Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Knobloch, Jr.
Joel Knox and Joan Marmo
Ms. Nina Lesavoy
Renee and Alan D. Levow
Barbara W. and Bertram L. Levy
Livingston Foundation, Inc.
Macy’s
Majestic Realty
The Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation
Massey Charitable Trust
Joe Massey
MaxMedia
Margot and Danny McCaul
Merry McCleary and Ann Pasky
Mr. and Mrs. John F. McMullan
The Michael and Andrea Leven Family Foundation
Mrs. Nancy Montgomery
Moxie
Mueller Water Products, Inc.
Naserian Foundation
NCR Foundation
Terence L. and Jeanne P. Neal
Nelson Mullins

Northern Trust
Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright –
John and Laura Wright
O. Wayne Rollins Foundation
Lynn and Galen Oelkers
Gail O’Neill and Paul E. Viera
Oxford Industries
Beth and David Park
Martha M. Pentecost
Estate of Janet M. Pierce
Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
PrimeRevenue Inc.
Printpack
The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc.
The Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund
The Roy and Janet Dorsey Foundation
Ryder Truck Rental, Inc.
Sage
The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation
Jack Sawyer and Dr. Bill Torres
SCANA Energy
Mr. and Mrs. David Scheible
Rachel and Bill Schultz
Joyce and Henry Schwob
The Selig Family Foundation
Shakespeare in American Communities: National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with Arts Midwest
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Singletary II
Skanska
Mr. and Mrs. Marc Skalla
The Slumgullion Charitable Fund
Smith & Howard, PC
Mr. and Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith
Mrs. Charles A Smithgall
Southwire Company
Steinberg Charitable Trust
Sara and Paul Steinfeld
Mr. Les Stumpff and Ms. Sandy Moon

TalentQuest
Mr. Hugh M. Tarbutton, Jr.
Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor and Ms. Triska Drake
Judith and Mark Taylor
Lisa Cannon Taylor and Chuck Taylor
Thalia and Michael C. Carlos Foundation
Rosemarie and David Thurston
Tim and Lauren Schrager Family Foundation
Sally G. Tomlinson
Troutman Sanders
United Distributors, Inc.
Lori Vanderboegh and Brady Young
Roxanne and Benny Varzi
Susie and Patrick Viguerie
Vine Vault
Kathy N. Waller
Mr.* and Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr.
Rebekah and Mark Wasserman
Mr. and Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins
Ann Marie and John B. White, Jr.
Elizabeth and Chris Willett
Mrs. Sue S. Williams
Ellen and John Yates

$ 0 +

3M
A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (2)
A Friend of the High Museum of Art
A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center (3)
AAA Parking
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Aaron
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Ackerman Keith Adams and Kerry Heyward
Madeline and Howell E. Adams, Jr.
Robin Aiken and Bill Bolen
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Allan
Mary Allen



Contributions Made: June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019
Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors
*Deceased

The Patron Circle

FY19: June 1, 2018-May 31, 2019

Ms. Molly Minnear
Phil and Caroline Moïse
Morgens West Foundation
Estate of Andrew Musselman
Barbara and Sanford Orkin
John Paddock and Karen Schwartz
Margie Painter
Kathie and Chuck Palmer
Vicki and John Palmer
Karen and Richard Parker
Perkins & Will Margaret H. Petersen
Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc
The Piedmont National Family Foundation
Suzanne and Bill Plybon
Portman Holdings
Alessandra and Elton Potts
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Powell
Sandra and Larry* Prince
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pryor
PulteGroup, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon P. Ramsey
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Rawson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reeves
Regal Entertainment Group
Mr. Sean Richards
Estate of Shirley Rivers
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory K. Rogers
Mr. Lin R. Rogers and Ms. Alexia Alarcon
Patricia and Maurice Rosenbaum
The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation
June and John Scott
ServiceNow
Bijal Shah and Doug Shipman
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sharbaugh
Mr. John A. Sibley III
Amy and Paul Snyder
Mr. and Mrs. John Somerhalder
Song Space
Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler
Karen and John Spiegel
Gail and Loren Starr
Dr. Steven and Lynne Steindel
Michelle and Stephen Sullivan
Surya
Elliott and Elaine Tapp
Thomas H. Lanier Family Foundation
Lizanne Thomas and David Black
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Tresh
UBS Financial Services Inc.
Ray and John Uttenhove
Mr. and Mrs. K. Morgan Varner, III
Mr. Brandon Verner
Kim and Reggie Walker
Weldon H. Johnson Family
Foundation Dr. James Wells and Mrs. Susan Kengeter Wells
Mrs. Melinda M. Wertheim and Dr. Steven B. Wertheim
Adair and Dick White
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin T. White
Sue and John Wieland
Betty A. and James B. Williams
Janet Lavine and Richard Williams
Suzanne B. Wilner
Diane Wisebram and Edward D. Jewell
Drs. Kevin and Kalinda Woods
Amy and Todd Zeldin
Robert and Connie Zerden

The Patron Circle

FY19: June 1, 2018-May 31, 2019

Mr. and Mrs. James N. Andress
Henry F. Anthony & Carol R. Geiger
Yum and Ross Arnold
Evelyn Ashley and Alan McKeon
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlantic American Corporation; Delta Life Insurance; Gray Television
Barbara and Ron Balser
Juanita and Gregory Baranco
Ms. Angele P. Barrow and Mr. John Barrow
Mr. and Mrs. Luke Bayer
Laura and Stan Blackburn
The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation
Mr. Arthur M. Blank
Mrs. Stephanie Blomeyer
Rita and Herschel Bloom
Mr. and Mrs. Watt Boone
Susan V. Booth and Max Leventhal
The Boston Consulting Group
Lisa and Jim Boswell
Brown & Brown Insurance, Inc.
Lisa and Paul Brown
Brunner
Bryan Cave
Leighton Paisner
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burnett
Ms. Mary Cahill and Mr. Rory Murphy
Camp-Younts Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Cashdan
Wright and Alison Caughman
CBRE
Colliers International
Dr. John W. Cooledge
Carolynn Cooper and Pratap
Mukharji Melinda and Brian Corbett
Ann and Tom Cousins
Sherri and Jesse Crawford
Charlene Crusoe-Ingram and Earnest Ingram
Rebecca and Chris Cummiskey

Russell Currey and Amy Durrell
Cheryl Davis and Kurt Kuehn
Mr. and Ms. Jay M. Davis
Cari Dawson and John Sparrow
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Deguire
Mr. and Mrs. Robin E. Delmer
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Denny, Jr.
Ms. Sloane Drake
Diane Durgin
Edgerton Foundation
Eleanor and Charles Edmondson
Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers and Mr. David Lile
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Ely-Kelso
Ferrari Maserati of Atlanta
Fifth Third Bank
Mr. and Mrs. Foster Finley
FleetCor
Mr. and Mrs. James Freeman
Anne and Dick Game
Doris and Matthew Geller
Marsha and Richard Goerss
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goodsell
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Gossage
Ms. Caroline Gottschalk
Sara Goza
Graphic Packaging
International, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Seth Greenberg
Jeannette Guarner, MD and Carlos Del Rio, MD
Pat and Anne Gunning
Mr. John Hall
Joe Hamilton
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Harbin
Mr. John Haupert and Mr. Bryan Brooks
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Henry
Hilton Atlanta
Jocelyn J. Hunter
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hutchinson, Jr.
Ida Alice Ryan Charitable Trust

Mr. and Mrs. Bahman M. Irvani
Jane and Clayton Jackson
Jenny and Phil Jacobs
Liza and Brad Jancik
Mr. Robert A. Jetmundsen
Lou Brown Jewell
Ann A. and Ben F. Johnson, III
Katie and West Johnson
Mary and Neil Johnson
Sam Johnson
JP Morgan Private Bank
John C. Keller
Mr. James F. Kelley and Ms. Anne H. Morgan
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Philip I. Kent
Mr. and Mrs. David E. Kiefer
Kimberly-Clark
Mr. and Mrs. David F. Kirkpatrick
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Klump
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Kowal
Mr. and Mrs. David B. Kurzweil
Louise and E.T. Laird
Dr. and Mrs. Scott I. Lampert
James H. Landon
Mr. and Mrs. Nolan C. Leake
Donna Lee and Howard Ehni
Mr. Sukai Liu and Dr. Ginger J. Chen
Kelly Loeffler and Jeffrey Sprecher
Lowes
Atlanta Hotel
Ms. Jackie Lunan
Mr. and Dr. Kevin Lyman
Larry and Lisa Mark
Sally and Allen McDaniel
MetLife
Mr. Charles C. Miller III & Ms. Pinney L. Allen
Judy Zaban Miller and Lester Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mills | Moore Colson, CPAs
Bert & Carment Mills



Contributions Made: June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019
Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors
*Deceased

“The visionaries who created the Woodruff Arts Center in 1968 dreamed big and succeeded dramatically.

 

Now we have the chance to build on that dream and make the Woodruff Arts Center and the entire arts arena vital to the growth and success of our great city.”

 

 

– Doug Shipman

The Woodruff Arts Center Annual Report. © 2019 All Rights Reserved.

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