North Texas Giving Day

Thank you for joining us on the biggest giving day of the year!

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You Made a Difference.

By covering the costs of materials, meeting expenses, or even a portion of the program's tuition, you make it possible for the next generation of professionals to receive training and knowledge of critical issues affecting cultural institutions in North Texas through the Leadership Arts Institute. After LAI, consisting of 10 seminars led by expert speakers and an annual project that serves as a practicum, is completed graduates have the option of being individually matched to serve on a nonprofit board of directors.

You helped to ensure that commerce and culture continue to be united in North Texas when you provided support for the Leadership Arts Institute!

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What is Leadership Arts Institute?

A program of Business Council for the Arts, Leadership Arts Institute (LAI) was founded in 1989 at the request of businessman and philanthropist Ray Nasher, to develop the next generation of business leaders for the arts in North Texas. Each year, a limited number of business professionals are selected for LAI. The program provides training in leadership, nonprofit board best practices, and knowledge of critical issues affecting cultural institutions in North Texas. The methodology consists of 10 seminars led by expert speakers and an annual project that serves as a practicum.  Upon completion of the program, graduates have the option of being individually matched to serve on a nonprofit board of directors. 

Learn more about LAI here ››

 Supporting the Leadership Arts Institute means that you have the chance to have a positive and direct influence on future business leaders in North Texas.

Supporting the Leadership Arts Institute means that you have the chance to have a positive and direct influence on future business leaders in North Texas.

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We are better when we give together.

On North Texas Giving Day, you gift went further! All donations made on September 20 were amplified with bonus funds from Communities Foundation of Texas, meaning you made a bigger impact on your community!

This year, you have an opportunity to make a difference for aspiring business leaders in your community by providing scholarship funds to the Leadership Arts Institute.