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David Fraher has been leading Arts Midwest since it was established 35 years ago. As he moves onward, and we welcome Torrie Allen as our incoming President & CEO, we invite you to join us in thanking David for all his contributions to creativity in the Midwest.

Support the David Fraher Fund for Innovation

We like to think of this new fund as a source of courage funding for Midwestern creativity. Supporting this new fund will help Arts Midwest and its constituents explore new ideas, programs, and special projects that ensure the Midwest continues to be a place where arts and culture thrive.

In accordance with its founding guidelines, this fund and its earnings will never be allocated to cover general operating costs or budgets shortfalls. Instead, our goal is to continue to grow the fund, while also providing our team, our partners, and our communities seed funding to source, test, and share new ideas that support creativity in the Midwest.

The use of this funding will be collaborative and experimental, it will be rooted in our organizational motto, “be curious,” and it will focus on ideas that advance our values.

Want to know even more about the Innovation Fund? Access the full brochure for more detail and read about how innovation has shaped Arts Midwest.

Ways to Give

Increase the impact of your gift by signing up for recurring contributions, making a gift of stock, or adding Arts Midwest to your planned giving portfolio. Read more in our Ways to Give guide.

And thank you for becoming part of Arts Midwest’s future, we couldn’t do this without you.