for Art + Innovation
McColl Center for Art + Innovation firmly believes that art and artists are catalysts for positive social change. Our artists are making a real difference in areas such as education, environmental remediation, human services and business innovation. Your support makes this possible.
McColl Center for Art + Innovation is proud to collaborate with many local, regional, and national businesses to present events, exhibitions, residencies, scholarship assistance, and other vital community programs.
Sponsorship is an exciting way for corporations to showcase their support of the arts in Charlotte while promoting their brand to a growing and engaged audience. All investment opportunities will be tailored to meet the sponsor’s unique needs and will be commensurate with giving levels.
McColl Center for Art + Innovation is grateful to partner with many exceptional private and corporate foundations, government funders, and our local arts council. McColl Center offers the opportunity to achieve your philanthropic goals while promoting the success of the organization and its mission. Our institutional funders have been integral to McColl Center’s achievement from capacity building and capital improvement to funding exhibitions, residencies, and outreach programs.
Major Corporate + Institutional Partners, Sponsors, and Funders
Bank of America
Bank of America is one of the world’s leading corporate supporters of the arts, partnering with thousands of arts organizations worldwide to unite diverse communities and cultures. Our commitment to the arts is based on the belief that a thriving arts and culture sector connects societies and economies throughout the world.
Carolinas HealthCare System
Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the nation's leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. Our diverse network of locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, healthcare pavilions, physician practices, destination centers, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes, and hospice and palliative care.
Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the leading fashion specialty retailers based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 270 stores in 36 states, including 117 full-line stores, 150 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques and one clearance store.
Wells Fargo is a nationwide, diversified financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, more than 12,500 ATMs, online (wellsfargo.com), and mobile devices.
Hearst Corporation is one of the nation's largest diversified media companies. Its major interests include magazine, newspaper and business publishing, cable networks, television and radio broadcasting, internet businesses, TV production and distribution, newspaper features distribution and real estate.
King & Spalding
Celebrating more than 125 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in 17 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries.
Winston & Strawn LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP, founded in 1853, is one of the nation's oldest and largest law firms. With more than 850 attorneys, the firm provides a full range of legal services to clients throughout the United States and abroad, including Fortune 500 companies, major commercial and financial institutions, governments and governmental entities, as well as small and midsize companies, individuals and entrepreneurs from virtually every industry.
Founded on the principles of strong leadership, ethical business practices and uncompromising standards of safety and quality, Rodgers Builders is recognized as one of the top contractors in the nation with expertise in these primary market segments: Healthcare, Education, Commercial/Mixed-Use, Cultural and Community and Senior Living.
With four decades of experience, Carocon provides the highest quality wood frame construction services that are on time and on budget. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Carocon’s construction projects span the Carolinas and, more importantly, span the test of time.
McCracken & Lopez, P.A.
McCracken & Lopez, P.A. is a full service MEP engineering and commissioning firm located in Charlotte, NC. This midsize firm includes professional engineers, energy analysts, certified TAB and commissioning providers. The group has provided highly technical MEP design for many major projects in North Carolina and South Carolina.
ArtPlace is a collaboration of 13 leading national and regional foundations and six of the nation’s largest banks. ArtPlace works to accelerate creative place-making by providing grants and loans; by striking important partnerships with those who share our passion; with solid but imaginative research; and with communication and advocacy that we hope will influence others to engage in this work.
Arts & Science Council
The Arts & Science Council (ASC) is a non-profit organization that serves and supports Charlotte-Mecklenburg's cultural community through grant-making, planning, programs and services to ensure a vibrant community enriched with arts, science and history.
The Blumenthal Foundation since its inception in 1953 has focused the majority of its grants on programs and projects that have an impact on Charlotte, and the state of North Carolina. The Board of Trustees also believes that it is important to provide basic operational funding for non-profits, not just support for special programs or projects.
The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations working in the fields of culture, education, health and social services. The Hearst Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. They believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.
Nathan Cummings Foundation, Inc.
The Nathan Cummings Foundation is rooted in the Jewish tradition and committed to democratic values and social justice, including fairness, diversity, and community. They seek to build a socially and economically just society that values nature and protects the ecological balance for future generations; promotes humane health care; and fosters arts and culture that enriches communities.
National Endowment for the Arts
The NEA is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts -- both new and established, bringing the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education.
North Carolina Arts Council
With its mission to make North Carolina a better state through the arts, the North Carolina Arts Council provides assistance and resources for cultural experiences statewide.
The Rasmuson Foundation invests both in individuals and well-managed 501(c)(3) organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for Alaskans. The Foundation seeks to support not-for-profit organizations that are focused and effective in the pursuit of their goals, with special consideration for those organizations that demonstrate strong leadership, clarity of purpose and cautious use of resources.
The Reemprise Fund
Robert E. (Bob) Elberson created the Reemprise Fund to invest in ideas that will produce significant human returns. This “venture philanthropy” fund is uniquely focused on initiatives that create and grow individual ingenuity and ability, under the aegis of the organizations we aid.
The Surdna Foundation, Inc.
The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster sustainable communities in the United States - communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures.
UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture
The UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture is a community of visual & performing artists and design professionals who work in both intellectual and material practices. Through education, expertise, and leadership the College models excellence in teaching, scholarly and creative research, and performance in five creative disciplines: architecture, art and art history, dance, music, and theatre.
Windgate Charitable Foundation
The Windgate Charitable Foundation supports programs focused on strengthening marriage and healthy relationships, serving children and providing Christian higher education. The Foundation also supports programs focused on arts and crafts, as well as on art history.
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) is committed to improving the quality of life of all North Carolinians. ZSR invests in statewide, regional and community-based organizations that are dedicated to building an inclusive, sustainable and vibrant state.
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