Greensboro, N.C.— ArtsGreensboro announced that Thomas and Jill White will serve as the 2018 Co-Chairs for the community-wide Annual Arts Fund Campaign- Guilford County’s largest comprehensive annual fundraising effort to support arts organizations, initiatives, and critical infrastructure.
Jill currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for ArtsGreensboro and is an attorney with Womble Bond Dickinson. As an accomplished litigator and thought leader in labor and employment law, she has successfully defended lawsuits filed in both state and federal courts as well as in proceedings before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor.
Thomas joins the 2018 Annual Community-wide Campaign for the Arts with over ten years of real estate experience. He currently serves as Ardmore’s Executive VP and Broker-In-Charge as well as President and Operating Manager of Whitewood Construction, which specializes in the efficient and cost-effective building of high-quality apartments that provide strong returns to Ardmore investors and customers. Mr. White is also a member of the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association as well as the Apartment Association of North Carolina.
The 2018 Annual Community-wide Campaign for the Arts raises funds through contributions from individuals, foundations, local and state governments as well as contributions from businesses and corporations. “Arts and culture add great value to our community”, noted Tom Philion, President & CEO of ArtsGreensboro- the city’s art council and community catalyst. “Not only do they engage, inspire, entertain and connect us- arts & culture are also an economic engine for our community, with an incredible return on investment, both socially and economically.”
With an annual budget of approximately $3.5 million, ArtsGreensboro is a catalyst for innovation to build recognition and support for the arts. Through its annual community-wide Campaign for the Arts- supported grant programs, the 17DAYS Arts & Culture Festival, and other opportunities including the North Carolina Folk Festival and the Van Dyke Performance Space, ArtsGreensboro is driving the health and vitality of our community by supporting arts education, celebrating the diversity of Greensboro, and driving economic impact through excellence in arts programming. artsgreensboro.org