PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) will announce and recognize the top corporate donors to the arts in 2015 at the Arts Breakfast of Champions on Wednesday, February 24, 7:30-9:00 a.m. at the Portland Art Museum. Tickets are on sale now.
The Arts Breakfast of Champions was established in 1995 by Northwest Business for Culture and the Arts (NWBCA) as an annual celebration of corporate philanthropy, recognizing more than $100 million in business giving to the arts over the last 20 years. Business for Culture & the Arts ceased operations in the summer of 2015 but RACC is reviving the event in 2016 with help from a new Business Committee for the Arts under the auspices of RACC.
This year’s breakfast will shine a spotlight on powerful partnerships between arts and business in our community, including recognition of the top corporate donors and top Work for Art employee giving campaigns of 2015. RACC will also share stories about how businesses are using the arts to inspire employees, stimulate innovation and foster creative collaboration.
In addition, this year’s event will recognize the work of Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici from Oregon’s 1st Congressional District. Last month, Representative Bonamici’s provision to integrate the arts into STEM education was unanimously approved by a congressional committee to reform education, and signed into law by President Obama on December 10 as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Tickets for the Arts Breakfast of Champions are $125 each, or $75 for employees of local nonprofit arts organizations. Tables and sponsorships are also available at the registration link below.