Studies show that students actively engaged in arts education have higher test scores; develop skills in creative thinking, creative problem solving, effective communication and teamwork; and are less likely to drop out.
Corporate sponsors and individual donors make a difference each year in the arts education programs offered in schools in Cleveland/Bradley County through a special fundraiser.
The 2014 Chair-ries Jubilee fundraiser, themed “Do-Over Dynasty,” will raise money for arts in education and other arts programs throughout the community on Friday at the Museum Center at Five Points.
Chair-ries Jubilee is a project of the Allied Arts Council of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce and is but one way the council serves as an arts education advocate and a means for promoting local artists.
“Each year we invite the support of corporate sponsors and individuals who want to assist in bringing arts-related programs to area schools and promoting arts education,” said Nancy Casson, event co-chair.
“Sponsorships have allowed us to showcase the artwork of a variety of talented artists throughout our community while raising more than $300,000 since the first Chair-ries Jubilee 16 years ago.”
Casson continued, “Each year we put the money raised right back into our school arts programs — public and private. We deeply appreciate the generous sponsorship support we have received this year. We encourage you to thank them for their interest in the arts, and to support them with your patronage.”
Corporate sponsors for this year’s event include the following: ABCOR Packaging; Ace Hardware of Cleveland; Advanced Photographic Solutions; Advantage Staffing; Andrew Johnson Bank; Arnett, Kirksey, Kimsey, Sullivan, Lay & Hall PLLC; Associates in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; Athens Federal Community Bank; Award Realty; AXA Advisors LLC; Ballard Auto Parts Inc.; Barge, Waggoner, Sumner & Cannon Inc.; Baskin Robbins; Bender Realty; Black Fox Farms; Blackwell Law Offices; Bradley Bookkeeping; Bradley Rentals Inc.; and Bradley Tank & Pipe LLC.
Other corporate sponsors include Breezeway Apartments & Extended Stay Hotel; Brenda Lawson & Associates LLC; Brian Norton Nationwide Insurance; Brookes Edge Apartments c/o Shumate Development Corporation Inc.; Caldwell Paving; CapitalMark Bank & Trust; Carroll & Greene Co.; Carter Distributing Company; Cate Brothers Development; CBC Cleveland; CFJ Partners; Chattanooga Allergy Clinic; Cindy Chase, Crye-Leike Realtors; Cleveland Abstract & Title Insurance Co. Inc.; Cleveland Appraisal Services; and Cleveland Boat Center.
The corporate sponsor list continues with Cleveland City Ballet/Bang-A-Rang Productions; Cleveland Daily Banner; Cleveland Exit 20 LLC; Cleveland Head & Neck Clinic; Cleveland Plywood Co.; Cleveland Skin & Cancer Clinic; Cleveland State Community College; Cleveland Utilities; Coldwell Banker Commercial Hamilton & Associates LLC; Collins Oil Company; Coy’s Jewelers; Dennis Anderson Shelter Insurance; Dockins Graphics Inc.; Don Ledford Automotive Center—Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac; Easy Auto; Ed Jacobs & Associates; Edward Jones—Chris Cecil; Edward Jones—Paul Hickman; and Epperson’s Inc.
Also on the corporate sponsor list are Eyecare Associates of Cleveland; First National Bank of Cleveland; First Tennessee; Flowers Bakery of Cleveland LLC; FSG Bank; Garden Plaza at Cleveland; Gobble’s Automotive; Greenway Public Arts Committee; Greg Calfee Builders LLC; Gwen Ellis Real Estate Appraisal; Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland; Hardee’s/J&S Restaurants Inc.; Harting, Bishop & Arrendale PLLC, CPAs; Haskell Interiors; Health Services Management Group LLC; Hiwassee Chase Air Systems; Hospice of Chattanooga Inc.; Hughes & Associates Insurance; and Igou Graphics.
Corporate sponsors also include Industrial Services of Cleveland; Insurance Incorporated; Insurity Group LLC; Jeffrey A. Carson DDS, FAGD; Jenne, Scott & Jenne; Jerry Hoffer, Attorney at Law; Jim Rush Funeral Home; Joe & Kathy Lee, Keller Williams Realty; Jones Management Services LLC; Key Advertising Inc.; Landmark Insurance & Brokerage Corp.; LBMC; Lee University; LifeCircle Women’s Healthcare; Logan-Thompson PC; Mac PC Market; Manufacturers Chemicals LLC; Mars Chocolate North America; McMurray Law Office PLLC; and Mike’s Cabinets.
Modern Way Printing Co. Inc.; Neely Printing Co.; Ocoee Insurance Services; OmniSource Staffing; Orange Blossom Boutique; Physician Services of Cleveland PC; Pioneer Credit Co.; Ralph Buckner Foundation; RE/MAX Experience; Reba Garrison State Farm Insurance; Resolute Forest Products; Rob Renner Construction; Rodgers Group; Santek Waste Services Inc.; SkyRidge Medical Center; SouthEast Bank & Trust; Southeastern Container Inc.; Southern Heritage Bank; Southern Hospitality; State Representative Eric Watson; State Senator Mike Bell; and Surf’s Up Car Wash.
Rounding out the list of corporate sponsors are Tarver Distributing Co.; Taylor Animal Hospital; Tennessee Christian Preparatory School; Tennessee Valley Urology Center PC; The Red Ribbon; Tri-Con Inc.; United Community Bank; United Way of Bradley County; Volunteer Rid-A-Pest; Voytik Center for Orthopedic Care; Wealth Management Group; Welcome Valley Village; Whirlpool Corporation, Cleveland Division; William A. Pryor III, DDS, MS; Woodridge Townhome Apartments; Woodway Inc.; WOOP; Wright Brothers Construction Company Inc.; and WTNB-TV.
Individuals and couples sponsoring the event include the following: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Banks, William J “Bill” Brown, Stephen Crump, Mr. and Mrs. Cooper J. Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Y. McCoin Jr., Dr. and Mrs. Bill Murphy, Dr. and Mrs. William Reynolds, Margaret and David Schenk, and Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Wright.
Tickets for the event are available at the Chamber of Commerce or The Red Ribbon for $25 in advance, or may be purchased at the door for $30.