To create a sustainable future through the formation of an operations endowment for United States Artists, an organization that awards unrestricted fellowships to American artists, that will enable staff to spend time on programming, analytics and raising additional capital to expand the fellowships instead of raising money for annual operations.
Creating a shared space in downtown Milledgeville, located next to City Hall and near a makerspace and a library, that will foster civic engagement through public events, meetings that gather residents and leaders to problem-solve, and resources that better connect civic institutions.
To promote talent retention and attraction by funding the Milledgeville Film Festival which connects industry professionals within the community and university to teach them film skills.
To support economic opportunity and integration by funding the Completing Milledgeville Streets Plan which makes a plan to connect downtown with the Southside neighborhood.
To promote Milledgeville's bikeability and walkability by funding a bike summit and workshop led by Gil Penalosa from 8-80 Communities, which builds cities for 8 year olds to 80 year olds.
To introduce educators in Knight communities to action civics through the Mikva Challenge's 'New Civics Practitioners Conference' in June 2015.