By Catherine Miller, Associate Director, Workplace Giving
The employees of the Charlotte Observer have committed themselves once again to supporting arts and culture in our community. Their enthusiasm and energy was evident at their campaign kickoff with Observer Publisher, Ann Caulkins and ASC Board Member, Bill Bollinger. ASC grantees, Inspire the Fire, of America’s Got Talent fame entertained the crowd, and shared their moving story of the significant impact that song and dance can make in young peoples’ lives.
The fun did not end with the kickoff. Each day of the Observer’s campaign incorporated cultural tours and performances. Employees toured ASC’s newest program, Studio 345, as well as the Gantt Center’s ‘America I Am’ exhibit. They were treated to performances by strolling violinist, Bob Ennis, the Charlotte Children’s Choir, and Renaissance singers, The Weights. This made for an exciting work week while truly demonstrating the breadth and depth of ASC’s impact on the community.
All of this effort amounted to a very successful campaign for the Observer! Thank you so much to Campaign Chair’s, Jennifer Rothacker and Sarah Crosland, as well as the whole campaign committee. The Observer remains one of ASC’s top 25 employee campaigns, and we are so grateful for the mark they make on this community.