For the "Create A Masterpiece" campaign, to expand the Akron Art Museum, enlarge its endowment, and name the new building in honor of John S. and James L. Knight
To support groundbreaking exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum as it transitions to new leadership and strives to become a model for small to mid-sized art museums, and to further the Museum's audience engagement mission.
To support strategic planning for the Akron Art Museum as it transitions to new leadership and strives to become a model for small to mid-sized art museums
To further establish Summit Artspace as a central and highly visible headquarters for arts and culture where artists and the public can interact and showcase the value of the arts to economic development and neighborhood revitalization
To produce and present George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess in a semi-staged performance in April 2011
To honor the memory of the Knight brothers' mother through support of the Clara I. Knight Scholarship Endowment Fund at the Tuesday Musical Association
To launch Akron's first and only digital art house cinema.
To support Gravity and Grace, an exhibition featuring work by El Anatsui to run June 16 through Oct. 7, 2012, engaging local and national communities through innovative programming in celebration of the museum's 90th anniversary
To help digitize the Akron Art Museum's collection
To engage diverse audiences during the Akron Civic Theatre's 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons with community-based programming that represents an array of cultures and artistic-disciplines.
To engage Akron residents who are new audiences in classical music through performances by The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center
To provide extensive arts training for youth in Cascade Village of greater Akron, and to leverage our 2010 Communities grant by enabling youth to engage their community through the arts and encourage passion for the arts