In Wednesday’s (6/3) Charlotte Observer (North Carolina), Mark Washburn reports, “A young arts leader from Cincinnati, known for bringing innovative technology to the business of fundraising, was named president of Charlotte’s struggling Arts & Science Council on Tuesday.” Scott Provancher, 32, “moves from Cincinnati’s Fine Arts Fund, the nation’s oldest and largest arts and culture fundraising group, to Charlotte’s ASC, which is reeling from internal layoffs and a spring fund drive that fell millions short. But Provancher said Tuesday the job was an attractive one—getting to come at a crucial time to a strong organization that he admired from afar. … His first job was raising money for the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. In 2000, he was named an orchestra management fellow with the American Symphony Orchestra League, gaining management training assignments at the San Francisco Symphony, Aspen Music Festival and School, and Fort Wayne Philharmonic. … At the Fine Arts Fund, Provancher presided over an annual campaign that ended in April by raising about $11 million, 8 percent short of its goal.”

Posted June 4, 2009