CULTURAL FOUNDATION

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation
Downtown Athens, GA

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 arts, and visual arts scholarships. In addition, the Cultural Foundation hosts several signature events annually.  Whether you want to elevate your experience during The Classic Center's entertainment offerings, donate to help grow the arts in Athens, or 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 arts, 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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Membership - Join the Legacy

 The Classic Center Cultural Foundation now offers two benefit packages to meet the needs of our community and its supporters. The Center Stage Society package offers benefits closely aligned with the Broadway Entertainment Series. The 501 Club package provides benefits aligned with the music, comedians, and other entertainment The Classic Center offers. 

Scholarships and Grants

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation awards over $60,000 in grants and annual hospitality education, performing arts, and visual arts scholarships. 

Fundraising Events

The Cultural Foundation hosts several signature events annually.  

Members The Classic Center Cultural Foundation

Cultural Foundation Board of Trustees

Jinx Patel
President
Richard BooneMatt Dixon
Charlie Maddox

Chad Brown
Vice President
Alphonso BuieEvan ElderTrai McRae
Michele Pearson Tucker
Secretary/Treasurer
Faye Chambers
David Felt

Tres Small
Paul Cramer
Ex-Officio
Jack Crowley
Lois Kemper



Cultural Foundation Board Emeritus Members 

Archie CrenshawThomas Hollingsworth
William Prokasy*
Tal Duvall*Richard BooneSmith Wilson
Marilyn Farmer*Cardee Kilpatrick*Paul Martin

*deceased

History of The Classic Center Cultural Foundation

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