According to Neiman Marcus Group Director of Charitable Giving and Obelisk Chair Kevin Hurst,
“There is no better way to celebrate the extraordinary achievement that can be obtained when commerce and culture come together than at the 2015 Obelisk Awards benefitting the Business Council for the Arts.
“Founded by Ray Nasher in 1988, BCA strives to create strong business and arts partnerships that build world-class communities where people want to live, work, and grow. It is the only North Texas membership organization dedicated to building corporate investment and opportunities in the arts. ‘Having relocated from Chicago to Dallas two years, I have been impressed with the commitment of the city and corporations to create a thriving arts and culture community, and the role that Business Council for the Arts plays in that. At Neiman Marcus, we proudly continue our philanthropic legacy and in 2013, we announced our national funding priority to specifically support youth arts education.’ Research shows that students who receive an arts-infused education tend to matriculate and graduate at higher rates, score higher on the SAT, and become more creative problem solvers and engaged civic leaders.
“Historically, The Obelisk Awards have recognized the efforts of businesses and business leaders. I am pleased to announce two new awards. The BCA board of directors wants to also recognize the efforts of nonprofits that have developed a unique partnership opportunity with companies to advance the North Texas community. Additionally, we will honor a Leadership Arts alumnus who has excelled in arts leadership.
“The Obelisk Awards and Luncheon will be on Friday, November 13, 2015. at The Fairmont Dallas at 11:30 AM. For more information on tickets and table purchases, please contact Katie Smith, Director of Development at [email protected]
“There has been an illustrious and distinguished list of past honorees and chairs, and I am honored and humbled to take the reins. My goal is to help celebrate the accomplishments of my peers and raise awareness of the ongoing collaboration and funding needs for arts and culture.
“To learn more about the valuable programs of Business Council for the Arts, visit www.ntbca.org.”
* Photos provided by Business Council for the Arts