ARTreach, a non-profit arts organization based in Katy, Texas has appointed Anne Campbell as the new Executive Director. Campbell will assume these responsibilities effective immediately. Previously, Campbell was serving as interim Executive Director since August and prior to that served on the ARTreach Board of Directors as Secretary and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge including a BA in Art from the University of Texas and experience as a graphic designer and art director in both print and television media. “I believe strongly in the power of the arts to create positive change in everyone,” Campbell says, “Creating new opportunities for our talented artists will be a major goal as I work to expand our reach so that more people can benefit from the amazing programs ARTreach delivers.”
The organization is also pleased to welcome two new members to the Board of Directors, Ernest Lewis III and Adriana Rubin, who will serve as Secretary. Adriana Rubin has more than 18 years of experience in fundraising in Florida, New York and Texas. She has served as the chair for Programs, Education, and Event Based Fundraising for the Junior League of Pelham, New York and was the Fundraising Co-Chair of New York’s Midtown Pregnancy Center. Rubin is passionate about community involvement and promoting the mission of ARTreach. Ernest Lewis III is the Director of Development and Communications for SER-Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast. He has over 15 years of experience in management, fundraising, community development and arts administration. Lewis is dedicated to promoting arts and culture and has many years of service to the community in a number of areas including disaster relief and youth services.
ARTreach has adopted a new mission statement reflecting the organization’s commitment to changing lives through the arts.
The mission of ARTreach is to support the connection and delivery of quality arts programs led by professional artists with support from assistants and volunteers.
Those we serve include children and families at risk, special needs groups and senior citizens. ARTreach connects community partners with artists to create the most positive impact on these vulnerable populations as well as the community at large.
Fatima Donaldson, Board President for ARTreach, says “Our mission is about the connection and delivery of our arts programs. We welcome new relationships and are strengthening existing ones with artists, agencies, funders and the general community.” ARTreach is always seeking out new artists, particularly individuals with arts therapy degrees, who share the goal of changing lives through the arts. “We welcome new relationships with agencies to help extend our reach to more people in need while measuring our efforts in the full cycle, ” Donaldson says.
Currently, ARTreach is focusing on collaboration efforts with many social service agencies and the community at large in the Fort Bend, Harris and Waller counties. For more information on ARTreach programs, partners and how to engage, please visit www.artreachtexas.org