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 diverseannual scholarships to students  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 Cultural Foundation hosts a number of signature events annually.  Whether you are looking to elevate your experience during Classic Center 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, performing, visual, and culinary 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

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

Classic Center Cultural Foundation Board Emeritus Members

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

*deceased