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10 October, 2018 | (01 hr)

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Following a volatile year in which threats to federal funding for the arts dissipated, businesses have shown a steadfast commitment to contributing financial and in-kind resources to support the sector.

Business Contributions to the Arts: 2018 Edition delivers deep insights into the decisions and practices behind private sector arts support, identifying important best practices and trends.

Join research authors and guest as they reveal key findings from this report and uncover: 

  • How companies value their long-term relationships with arts partners and can use them to provide employees important board service experiences 
  • How manufacturing companies are driving total contributions as they identify the importance of arts to stimulating creativity 
  • How arts organizations deliver both societal and business benefits, generally targeting local communities 

Who Should Attend: Corporate citizenship and philanthropy executives; CSR executives; marketing and sponsorship executives; executives responsible for employee volunteering, pro bono placements and board service placements  


Charity M. Boutté

Charity M. Boutté
Head of Multicultural Marketing Strategy

Charity M. Boutté is Head of Multicultural Marketing Strategy at Aetna. Previously, she led product strategy and management of Aetna’s core cost transparency and plan selection member tools, including the award-winning Member Payment Estimator (MPE). She was part of the leadership te...Full Bio

Emily Peck

Emily Peck
Vice President of Private Sector Initiatives
Americans for the Arts

Emily Peck is Vice President of Private Sector Initiatives at Americans for the Arts. She is responsible for providing business and foundation leaders with the information, resources and strategies they need to better partner with and support the arts. She oversees a variety of programs including...Full Bio

Alex Parkinson

Alex Parkinson (Moderator)
Communications Institute Co-Leader
The Conference Board
Parky Communications

Alex Parkinson is Principal of Parky Communications, a communications agency specializing in sustainability and CSR reporting and communications. He serves as the Co-Leader of The Conference Board Corporate Communications Institute and is also Executive Editor of the organizat...Full Bio

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