Cultural Foundation
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It is the mission of The Classic Center Cultural Foundation to provide resources to entertain and educate the local community and foster economic growth by providing and supporting diverse performing, visual, and culinary arts programs, as well as workforce development initiatives, while working to maintain The Classic Center in a state-of-the-art condition.”  

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation awards over $60,000 in grants and annual hospitality education, performing, and visual arts scholarships. The Cultural Foundation hosts a number of signature events annually.  Whether you are looking to elevate your experience during The Classic Center's entertainment offerings, donate to help grow the arts in Athens, or you have a passion for the hospitality workforce, The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is the perfect outlet. 

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The Classic Center Cultural Foundation
Completes Its Mission By:

  • Providing support to events to expand the cultural offerings of The Classic Center
  • Supporting outreach programs to broaden the exposure of the arts to the local community 
  • Providing annual scholarships to students in the hospitality education, performing, and visual arts
  • Executing capital campaigns to maintain The Classic Center in pristine condition to assist The Classic Center in continuing to provide maximum economic impact to the local community
  • Collecting and purchasing local art to add to the collection valued at nearly $400,000 housed at The Classic Center
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Classic Center Cultural Foundation Board of Trustees

  • Jinx Patel, President
  • Chad Brown, Vice President
  • Michele Pearson Tucker, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Richard Boone
  • Faye Chambers
  • Paul Cramer, Ex-Officio
  • Archie Crenshaw
  • Jack Crowley
  • Matt Dixon
  • Evan Elder
  • Lois Kemper
  • Charlie Maddox
  • Paul Martin
  • Gwen O'Looney
  • Tres Small
  • Smith Wilson

Classic Center Cultural Foundation Board Emeritus Members

  • Archie Crenshaw
  • Tal Duvall*
  • Marilyn Farmer
  • Thomas Hollingsworth
  • Richard Boone
  • Cardee Kilpatrick*
  • Paul Martin
  • William Prokasy*
  • Smith Wilson

*deceased