The Akron Roundtable presents Victoria Rogers, Vice President / Arts, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The event will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 12:00 NOON at the Quaker Station on the campus of The University of Akron. The topic will be, "To Borrow a Phrase from the NEA - 'Art Works.'"
In May 2015, Victoria Rogers joined Knight Foundation, a national foundation with strong local roots. The foundation invests in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers, including Akron, Ohio.
In the arts, Knight Foundation works with partners who create or present art that engages, educates and delights residents in ways that reflect the rich diversity and identity of each community. The foundation funds anchor institutions seeking wider audiences, and it supports grassroots initiatives of individual artists and organizations. During Rogers' leadership last year, 17 Akron projects received a combined $743,000 from the foundation to further Akron's growth as a center for arts and culture in northeast Ohio.
Prior to joining Knight Foundation, Rogers was the executive vice president of New World Symphony, where she helped set the strategic plan and oversaw all revenue generation, earned and philanthropic as well as marketing and communications for the orchestral academy that prepares distinguished music graduates for leadership roles in orchestras and ensembles around the world.
At New World, Rogers orchestrated the successful $200 million capital campaign for the Frank Gehry-designed campus, one of the world's most technologically advanced venues for concerts. Before joining New World Symphony, Rogers served as assistant vice president for central development at the University of Miami, where she was the architect of its billion-dollar capital campaign, Momentum.
A native of Louisville, Ky., Rogers lived in Atlanta for 21 years where she held positions in management and development at Georgia State University and was vice president for external affairs at SciTrek, the Science and Technology Museum of Atlanta.
Rogers earned her bachelor's degree in fine arts from Jacksonville University and a master's degree in business communications from Georgia State University. She has studied not-for-profit management at Harvard Business School.
This Luncheon is sponsored by Akron Art Museum:
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