Fifth Third Bank honored nationally for their support of Cincinnati’s arts

This evening, The Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), a division of Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancement of the arts and arts education, will be honoring Fifth Third Bank, along with nine other companies who have forged outstanding partnerships with the arts at a gala being held tonight in New York City. 

Fifth Third Bank Chief Administrative Officer Teresa Tanner, who is also the Board Chair for ArtsWave, the region’s planner, promoter and fundraiser for the arts, will be accepting the award. President & CEO Alecia Kintner and Vice President of Community Campaign Lisa Wolter, both of ArtsWave, will be in attendance as will Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Foundation Office Heidi Jark and Senior Public Relations Manager Laura Trujillo, both with Fifth Third Bank. Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra President Jonathan Martin and Vice President of Philanthropy Mary McFadden Lawson as well as Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Development Director Joeline Magato will attend the event.

Two years ago, P&G was honored for the same award, marking two years in the last five that Cincinnati-headquartered organizations have been honored among the top 10 businesses in the U.S., partnering with the arts. In addition, over the past 10 years, five other organizations with operations in Cincinnati have been recognized: Duke Energy, US Bank, 21C Museum Hotels, Humana, Johnson & Johnson. Convergys was also recognized in 2003. ArtsWave, the largest private-based community arts fund in the nation with over 400 companies and nearly 40,000 individual donations, has been involved in nominating these organizations.  

Teresa Tanner notes “There's a solid business case for making sure our arts are strong: our arts drive our economy and bring us together as a region. They make us a better as a community overall.” Alecia Kintner adds, “The variety and quality of Cincinnati’s arts offerings can be closely connected to the involvement and steadfast support of our region’s businesses. ArtsWave is proud to help recognize the commitment of Fifth Third Bank as not only a Cincinnati leader, but a national leader for the arts.“