Invest in the Arts. Invest in the Future.

Strengthening Roanoke’s future through a legacy of meaningful support of community arts and culture.

“If we can build a strong Roanoke Cultural Endowment, arts and culture nonprofit organizations in the Roanoke Valley will have a permanent source of funding that will persist in perpetuity. After our endowment reaches $20 million dollars, RCE will be able to award up to 5% of the endowment each year.

Just think what this could do for our arts and cultural organizations on a steady basis. For the Roanoke community more broadly, this endowment ensures that the arts — and the wake of their positive impact on our community — is permanent.“

Nancy O. Gray

President Emerita, Hollins University, RCE Board Member

The arts make a difference in our region that takes form in two outcomes: they connect every one of us as human beings, and together, the arts propel our economy. This study sends a clear and welcome message: the arts are an investment that delivers both community well being and economic vitality.

Katherine Fralin

Board Member, Roanoke Cultural Endowment

Sights of Roanoke Arts & Culture

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Why Arts & Culture?

Supporting the arts & culture translates to huge benefits for our community, including social impact, quality of life, business growth, talent retention, and many more.

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of American adults agree that the arts are a part of a well-rounded education.

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believe students should receive an education in the arts in elementary, middle, and high school.

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say the arts should also be taught outside of the classroom in the community.