ASC annual fund drive kicks off tomorrow night, 20 tickets available | CLT Blog

ASC annual fund drive kicks off tomorrow night, 20 tickets available

Posted on 25 Jan 2010 by Justin Ruckman


The Arts & Science Council’s annual fund drive kicks off tomorrow night at the Wachovia Atrium.

To the uninitiated, the ASC, in its own words, is:

  • the community’s chief advocate for arts, science, history and heritage
  • a gatherer and steward of public and private community resources
  • an investor of those resources in the cultural sector and community
  • the strategic planner for the community’s cultural sector
  • the public art manager for the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

Many might look at Uptown’s shiny new Disco Chickens and think, why on earth does the ASC need my donations? We seem to be doing fine.

But of course, it is our money that made these achievements possible in the first place. And it is our continued support, especially in light of economy-driven budget cuts, that will prove these accomplishments sustainable.

The big story for many this year is new ASC president Scott Provancher. The Observer, Charlotte Magazine and the Business Journal have all weighed in this month with insightful pieces on this 33-year-old phenom’s background and motivation.

His focus, among others: community support on the individual level.

In that spirit, CLT Blog will be livestreaming the evening tomorrow night, more details to follow. We also have 20 tickets available to give away to the first takers. The event starts around 5:30 in the Wachovia Atrium. Reply in the comments below.


  1. matt cosper 25 Jan 2010 at 1:34 PM

    I’m tremendously excited about Scott’s arrival in Charlotte. It’s all a part of a larger shift in Charlotte as we grow into the new century. A changing of the guard, which we local creatives should be aware of and involved in. Lemme get a ticket, ok?

  2. Luke 25 Jan 2010 at 2:55 PM

    Sounds great! Can I have a ticket please?

  3. Becca Bernstein 25 Jan 2010 at 8:27 PM

    I’d love to attend! Do you have any tickets left?

    Becca Bernstein

  4. Lelia King 26 Jan 2010 at 10:44 AM

    I would love to come!

  5. Dani Burns 26 Jan 2010 at 11:08 AM

    Count me in! (If you still have room, of course).