Fund for the Arts Affinity Groups

With your support we want to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in our arts and culture community. We aim to grow donors and advocates; create a pipeline for staff, board, and volunteers; elevate artists and arts leaders; and feature works of arts, productions and exhibits that speak to underrepresented perspectives and experiences. We hope you opt-in to join an affinity group with which you identify!


  • Any gift to the Fund for the Arts
  • Interested individuals must opt-in


  • Bi-annual “Community Connections” newsletter
  • Special invites and connections

Affinity Groups include:

  • ArtsPride Affinity Group
    • ArtsPride provides the opportunity to discover and celebrate the arts, artists, leaders and stories that are essential to a vibrant LGBTQIA community.
  • Ed Hamilton Affinity Group
    • Named in honor of local sculptor and activist, Ed Hamilton, leaders of diverse cultures engage in celebrating and growing diversity in the arts and cultural sector.
  • Women’s Affinity Group
    • Women leaders join in conversation and arts experiences that celebrate women artists, leaders and highlight the essential feminine voice.

Interested in More? Join Our Leadership Circles!

By making a leadership gift to the Fund, you provide the foundation to make a tremendous impact on our community’s children, families, schools, teachers, art organization, and more.


  • You must be a member of:
    • Farnsley Society (or above): $1,949 – $4,999+
    • Farnsley by 40: For young professionals under / minimum gift of $365 / committed pledge to give $1,949 by age 40.


  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • Special ArtsPride, Ed Hamilton, and Women’s Leadership Circle private events, catered experiences, and networking opportunities
  • Farnsley Society (or above) donor benefits

Leadership Circles include:

  • ArtsPride Leadership Circle
  • Ed Hamilton Leadership Circle
  • Women’s Leadership Circle
Are you interested in joining an Affinity Group?
Contact Mollie LaFavers, Manager of Affinity Groups and Employee Engagement, to join your group: or 502.882.8697