The Classic Center Cultural Foundation

Cultural Foundation

It is the mission of The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is 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 Cultural Foundation hosts a number of signature events annually.  These are a great way to activate members while raising money to activate the mission.  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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How We Complete
Our Mission:

  • Supports shows which will expand the cultural offering of The Classic Center and support outreach programs to broaden the exposure of the arts to people of the community
  • Provides funds to purchase art from local artists to hang in The Classic Center
  • Awards grants to performing arts groups and scholarships to local art students in performing and culinary arts
  • Maintains The Classic Center in pristine condition
  • Oversees two rotating art galleries
Featured Events

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