Fund for the Arts and Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC announce open nominations for the fifth annual James Welch Sr. Arts Leadership Award, an honor that recognizes substantial impact to the Arts made by an individual through volunteer commitment and leadership in the community.
Nominations are being accepted August 20 – September 20 on the Fund for the Arts’ website, www.fundforthearts.com.
Qualified nominees will have made significant contributions and a lasting impact on the Arts community in a quiet, often unrecognized manner.
“The Fund for the Arts welcomes open nominations for this prestigious award,” said President and CEO Christen Boone. “Strong volunteer leadership is essential to the vibrancy and success of our community. Recognizing these individuals is important to continuing the incredible legacy of leadership we have in our region.”
The award was created in honor of the late James S. Welch Sr., a founding member of Stoll Keenon Ogden’s legacy law firm, who quietly provided decades of strong guidance and support to the Arts.
Previous recipients include:
2013 – Nana Lampton, CEO, Hardscuffle Inc.
2012 – Todd Lowe, president and founder of Parthenon LLC;
2011 – Morton Boyd, chairman emeritus of The Gheens Foundation, Inc.
2010 – Tom Noland, Senior VP of Corporate Communications for Humana Inc..
“James Welch enhanced the stature of our law firm and the arts community with his civic-minded engagement and strong commitment to excellence,” said Kendrick Riggs, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at SKO. “It’s very fitting to have this award in his name, and we are proud to partner with Fund for the Arts to honor individuals who continually advance opportunities within the Arts community.”
About Fund for the Arts
Fund for the Arts is the oldest united arts fund in the country and has generated more than $188 million since its establishment in 1949. In 2013, the Fund for the Arts awarded 516 grants to 162 schools and community organizations throughout the region to provide financing for arts experiences and administrative support. The Fund for the Arts also hosts power2give.org, an online crowd-funding platform for any 501(c)3 organization in Kentucky and Southern Indiana to post arts and culture projects and the nationally recognized NeXt! leadership development program for young professionals which is also sponsored by Stoll Keenon Ogden. For more information visit www.fundforthearts.com.
About Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
The 145 attorneys at Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC are committed to finding inspired and unique legal solutions for clients around the globe, working toward the ideal that they can elevate the practice of law to a work of art. For more information, visit www.skofirm.com.