Michael Winecoff, a member of the Atkins Library staff, shows off the Apple iPad he won in a random drawing at the kickoff of UNC Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council (ASC) campus campaign today.
The ASC supports visual and performing arts, science, history and education throughout the Charlotte region. In 2010, ASC generated an economic impact of $158 million in area communities, including 4,700 jobs.
Stanley Wilder, University librarian and 2011 chair of the UNC Charlotte campaign, encouraged everyone attending the event to support the ASC. Along with its general fundraising campaign, the ASC is asking institutions for specific support to raise $1 million to revive cultural programs recently cut from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools’ budget.
Wilder noted that budget cuts to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools have nearly cut in half the number of cultural opportunities available to CMS students. “This represents a terrible loss for them. We must hang together and help ASC in its mission to build support for arts and culture.”
UNC Charlotte’s ASC campaign is an e-Campaign that concludes Friday, March 18. One-time donations or payroll deductions are accepted online at https://www.ascecampaign.org/. Participants who pledge by March 18 will be eligible for a drawing to win tickets for admission to Discovery Place, the Charlotte Museum of History and the Charlotte Symphony, among others.