Hi Everyone,


Happy Friday! You made it! I hope you all are well as can be and hopefully had a chance to attend some virtual convention sessions. I want to especially congratulate Christen Boone, President & CEO of Fund for the Arts in Louisville, KY for receiving the Michael Newton Award this year. Please join me in congratulating and celebrating Christen’s achievements!


I also invite all UAF leaders and staff to join our monthly call next Tuesday at 3:30pm EST. Please use this Ring Central meeting link for access: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1491312965 (meeting ID 149 131 2965). You should have received a calendar invite via this listserv email. Please let me know if you did not and I can forward it to you. Let’s plan to follow up on some of the discussions around patron needs assessments that we talked about last time, as well as how emergency relief funds may or may not be turning into permanent funds; and how that is impacting your fundraising and grantmaking.


Finally, please see this week’s Web Round up! This week was the Annual Convention + Public Art & Civic Design Conference, and our Weekly Web Roundup includes lots of news related to the virtual convening. Click here to read the roundup for June 22-26, 2020, which includes links to the following content:



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Many thanks and have a good weekend,


Jessica Stern
Private Sector Initiatives Programs Manager

Americans for the Arts
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