Among the five individual awards presented at the MAC Annual Meeting, several other awards were presented to companies and individuals who have supported MAC through the past year, and more.
TD Bank Business & The Arts Partnership Awards
Businesses with more than 100 employees
This award was presented to Pecknel Music Company, which was nominated by Greenville Chorale. The other nominees were Acumen IT LLC, nominated by Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Current Tools, nominated by Artishphere, Davis Audiology, nominated by the Warehouse Theatre, Engenius Web Design, nominated by The Warehouse Theatre, Greenfields Bagels and Deli, nominated by Centre Stage, Smith Moore Leatherwood, nominated by the Peace Center, and Two Men and a Truck, nominated by the South Carolina Children’s Theatre.
Businesses with less than 100 employees
This award was presented to Duke Energy nominated by South Carolina Children’s Theatre. The other nominees were Elliot Davis, LLC, nominated by The Warehouse Theatre, Metromont, nominated by Artisphere, Michelin North America, nominated by Centre Stage, Ryobi Nation, nominated by Artisphere, and United Community Bank, nominated by Greenville Chorale and Greenville Symphony Orchestra.
Put Your Heart in the Arts Volunteer of the Year Award
This award was presented to Warren Hopper, nominated by South Carolina Children’s Theatre. The other nominees were William Brown, nominated by the Peace Center, Maurice Cherry, nominated by Greenville Chorale, Barbara Rupp, nominated by Greenville Little Theatre, Glenn Sawicki, nominated by the Warehouse Theatre, Allison Spinks, nominated by Artisphere, Nancy Stanton, nominated by Greenville Symphony Orchestra, and May Welborn, nominated by Centre Stage.
Several other awards were presented by MAC to supporters of the organization in each of its programs as well.
The MAC Board of Directors Awards were presented to Roger Ables and Chris Kavolus due to their generous support and advocacy of MAC and its programs and services.
The MAC Board of Directors Service Awards were presented to Carolyn Coulter and Truman Henderson. For over 20 years they have served as co-chairs of the MAC Grants Committee. They work to ensure that MAC’s grants are in compliance with guidelines set forth by the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission.
The MAC Board of Directors Leadership Awards were presented to Ken Betsch and Charles Ratteree. Betsch became the board chairman in July of 2017 where he oversaw the most financially successful six months in the history of MAC. Ratterree is the longest-serving MAC board chairman in the organization’s history and experienced record highs in funding from both public and private sectors during his tenure.
The following individuals and organizations received recognition for their generous support of MAC’s programs and services:
Campaign for the Arts 2017
Allen Tate Companies
Karen and William Brown
Canal Insurance Company Foundation
Rosa M. Eisenstadt
Edith and Bill Hardaway
Hollingsworth Funds, Inc.
Nancy and Erwin Maddrey
Elbert W. Rogers Foundation
Susan and Michael Riordan
Programs and Services
BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC
Traute E. and Roland H. Engeler Family
South Carolina Arts Comission
Don and Zelma Waggoner Foundation
Robert B. and Ruth K. Lee Foundation
Mice on Main, Linda Kelly
Mice on Main, Zan Wells
TD Charitable Foundation
Shane Bryant, SmartARTS 2017 Teaching Artist Award
Greenville Open Studios
County of Greenville
Jean T. and Heyward G. Pelham Foundation
South State Bank
Janette W. Wesley and Renato Vicario
Downtown Alive 2017
Clemson University MBA Program
Piedmont Natural Gas Company
City of Greenville
Greenville Health System
Michelin North America, Inc.
MAC Endowment for the Arts
Michelin North America, Inc.
Janet and Steve Sumner