ST. LOUIS (February 20, 2014) – County Executive Charlie A. Dooley has appointed Michael Scully Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Regional Arts Commission (RAC), the area’s largest annual funder of the arts in the St. Louis region.
Scully, who serves as the St. Louis Regional President of PNC Bank, was appointed to the Commission in 2003 and has served as the treasurer for the past 8 years. Scully succeeds Donna Wilkinson who has served as chairman since 2007.
“I am proud to have led the Regional Arts Commission through the last seven years of planning and growth. The new initiatives such as the creation of new grant categories that fund innovative projects and support of individual artists have had a tremendous impact on the St. Louis arts scene. Michael has been a dedicated advocate of the arts both personally and professionally and I am confident that he will continue to lead RAC in the strong tradition of advancing the arts and culture in the region,” stated Donna Wilkinson, former chairman of RAC.
Scully will begin his chairmanship effective immediately. “It is an honor to be appointed Chairman of the Regional Arts Commission. With the economic impact of the arts in St. Louis exceeding $582,000,000, I believe the work of the Commission is important and has a tremendously positive impact on our region. I look forward to continuing the many groundbreaking initiatives set in motion under the leadership of Donna Wilkinson,” said Michael Scully.
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The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) is at the forefront of efforts to transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative and economically thriving community by elevating the vitality, value and visibility of the arts. As the largest annual funder of the arts in the region, since its inception in 1985, RAC has awarded more than 6,000 grants totaling over $80 million to support nonprofit arts, individual artists, cultural organizations, consortiums and programs. Directed by a board of 15 commissioners appointed by the chief executives of St. Louis City and County, RAC is a pivotal force in the continuing development and marketing of the arts in the region. www.art-stl.com. Visit our cultural calendar www.ArtsZipper.com or follow us on FACEBOOK at Regional Arts Commission or TWITTER at RACStLouis.