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United Arts Council

Business Support of the Arts Awards


""The awards are presented annually at State of Arts and Culture in Wake County at the North Carolina Museum of Art to businesses, organizations and individuals for their outstanding contributions toward building a strong and vibrant arts community. 

2018 Recipients 

  • Red Hat—Large Business (100 employees or more) 
  • Synergy Spa and Aesthetics—Small Business (less than 100 employees) 
  • Karen Wells—Individual/Foundation
  • Hugh Partridge—Arts Education (individual, business or organization that has 
    demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to improving education
    through the arts.)
  • Hubert Adams—Special Friend of the Council
  • Donna and Peter Heffring—Special Friend of the Council

Contact the United Arts Council for more information: 

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County 
410 Glenwood Ave., Ste 170 
Raleigh, NC 27603 
email: eoakley@unitedarts.org 
phone: 919-839-1498 x 203

Past Recipients

Large Business:

• American Airlines, 1990 •  Burroughs Wellcome Company, 1991 • Glaxo, Inc., 1992 • Capitol Broadcasting Company, 1995 • CP&L, 1996 • The News & Observer, 1997 • NORTEL Networks, 1998 • First Citizens Bank, 1999 • Hudson-Belk, 2000 • BTI, 2001 • ABB Inc., 2002 • Clancy &Theys Construction Co., 2002 • Time Warner Cable – Raleigh , 2003 • WakeMed, 2004 • BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, 2005 • Wachovia Bank, 2006 • Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP, 2007 • Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of NC, 2008 • BB&T, 2009 • Capital Bank, 2010 • The Umstead Hotel, 2011 • Progress Energy of the Carolinas, 2012 • Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, 2013 • Allscripts, 2014 • PNC Bank, 2015 • Golden Corral, 2016 • UNC REX Healthcare, 2017 

Small Business:

• Wyrick Robbins Yates and • Carolantic Realty, 1990 • Envirotek, Inc, 1991 • Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein, 1992 • Associated Insurers, Inc., 1993 • Spectator Magazine, 1994 • Clearscapes, 1995 • KPMG Peat Marwick LLP, 1996 • Deloitte & Touche LLP, 1997 • Crabtree Valley Mall, 1998 • John Montgomery Violins and Marsh Woodwinds, 1999 • Pearce, Brinkley, Cease + Lee, PA., 2000 • AV Metro, 2001 • Allen and Woodall, CPA, 2003 • Little Arts Gallery/Ruth Green, 2004 • Quail Ridge Books & Music, 2005 • Ruggero Piano, 2006 • Greg Paul Builders, Inc., 2007 • The Glenwood Agency, 2008 • The English Garden, 2009 • Irregardless Café and Catering, 2010 • Downtown Raleigh Alliance, 2011 • Stained Glass Associates, 2012 • National Pawn, 2013 • Senter, Stephenson, Johnson, PA, 2014 • Century 21 Triangle Group, 2015 • Jerry's Artarama, 2016 • Mitchell's Catering and Events, 2017

Individual/Foundation:

• R. Peyton Woodson III, 1990 • G. Smedes York, 1991 • Frank A. Daniels Jr., 1992 • Patricia R. Hackney, 1993 • C. Miller Sigmon, 1994 •  Merrie R. Hedrick, 1995 • Jim & Peggy Fain, 1996 • Margot M. Richter, 1997 • Sherwood H. Smith, Jr., 1998 • Dianne Davidian, 1999 • Parker Call, 2000 • Peter Loftin, 2001 • K. D. Kennedy, 2001 • Dr Assad Meymandi, 2001 • A. J. Fletcher Foundation, 2001 • Lichtin Family Foundation, 2001 • Martha N. Zaytoun, 2002 • Anne Packer, 2003 • Kay Struffolino, 2004 • Benjamin K. Gibbs, 2005 • Dr. & Mrs. Shaler Stidham, Jr., 2006 • Margery and Earl Johnson, Jr., 2007 • Bobby Kadis, 2008 • Ben and Lianda Taylor • Anthony Blackman, 2010 • Dr. John Q. Walker, 2011 • Tim Stevens, 2012 • Elizabeth Beam, 2013 • Robert C. Morrow, 2014 • H. Clymer Cease, Jr., 2015 • John William Pope Foundation, 2016 • The Jandy Ammons Foundation, 2017

Arts Education:

• Raleigh Little Theatre Youth Program, 1995 • Arts Together, 1996 • Voices, 1997 • Artspace, 1998 • Lisa Geyer, 1999 • Artsplosure, 2000 • Marilyn Brown, 2001 • lse Mann, 2002 • CreARTivity, 2003 • Elizabeth Beam, 2004 • Explorer Post 512, 2005 • Artspace, 2006 • Vicki J. Perry, 2007 • Kathy Hopkins, 2008 • Elizabeth Grimes Droessler, 2009 • Community Music School, 2010 • Philharmonic Association, 2011 • Linda S. Bamford, 2012 • Raleigh Fine Arts Society. 2013 • Bill Brown & Chris Droessler, 2014 • Virginia Zehr, 2015 • Marshall Butler, 2016 • Judy Dove, 2017

 

410 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 170
Raleigh NC 27603

Phone: (919) 839-1498
Fax: (919) 839-6002