Skip to main content

2020

Business with less than 100 employees

Winner: Greenville County First Steps, nominated by the South Carolina Children's Theatre.

Nominees: Betsch Associates, nominated by The Warehouse Theatre; Davis Audiology, nominated by Greenville Theatre; Foster Victor Wealth Advisors, LLC, nominated by the Peace Center; OLLI at Furman, nominated by Greenville Chorale; Other Southern, LLC, nominated by Greenville Symphony; Ridge Media, LLC, nominated by Artisphere; Wine House, nominated by Centre Stage

2020

Business with more than 100 employees

Winner: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, nominated by the Peace Center

Nominees: Duke Energy, nominated by Artisphere; Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, nominated by The Warehouse Theatre; Immedion, nominated by Greenville Theatre; Piedmont Natural Gas, nominated by the South Carolina Children’s Theatre; Prisma Health, nominated by Centre Stage; United Community Bank, nominated by Greenville Chorale and Greenville Symphony

2020

Put Your Heart in the Arts Volunteer of the Year

Winner: C. Dan Adams, nominated by the Greenville Symphony

Nominees: Duke Energy, nominated by Artisphere; Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, nominated by The Warehouse Theatre; Immedion, nominated by Greenville Theatre; Piedmont Natural Gas, nominated by the South Carolina Children’s Theatre; Prisma Health, nominated by Centre Stage; United Community Bank, nominated by Greenville Chorale and Greenville Symphony

2020

MAC Board of Directors Awards

Roger Ables, Edith Hardaway, Chris Kavolus, and Anne Woods

MAC is very grateful for the generous financial support provided by board members Roger Ables, Edith Hardaway, Chris Kavolus, and Anne Woods. These four individuals have been outstanding assets to the organization and have served as strong advocates of MAC’s programs and services throughout the Greenville community.

2020

Carrie and Skip Gordon Teaching Artist Award

Kelly Davis

This annual award recognizes the outstanding artistry and educational practice of one exceptional Greenville artist who impacts and inspires the lives of students through their work in local schools. This award includes a scholarship to attend a national professional conference with a focus on both the arts and education. The 2020 recipient is Kelly Davis.

As a SmartARTS Teaching Artist Kelly Davis spent time this fall and winter bringing in-person curriculum-based arts integration learning to impact the academic achievement of the children of essential workers. A transplant from New York City, Kelly has worked as an actress and yoga instructor as well as with her husband Aaron who owns Palmetto State Solar in Greenville. Kelly is a Teaching Artist with the Warehouse Theatre and MAC’s SmartARTS programs in Greenville. She has performed in Upstate SC with Mill Town Players, Centre Stage, and the Greenville Chorale. Kelly holds a BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College, with a minor in Musical Theatre as well as attended the British American Dramatic Academy, Upright Citizens Brigade, Michael Howard, and Penny Templeton Studios.

2020

Carrie and Skip Gordon Emerging Teaching Artist Award

Dove Dupree

This award recognizes a Greenville artist who shows great promise in his/her artistic and educational practice to impact and inspire the lives of students. This award includes a scholarship to attend a national professional conference with a focus on both the arts and education. The 2020 recipient is Dove Dupree.

As a SmartARTS Teaching Artist Dove Dupree spent time this fall and winter bringing in-person curriculum-based arts integration learning to impact the academic achievement of the children of essential workers. Dove Dupree is a lyricist, actor, and educator, as well as a Button Poetry feature, a Southern Fried Finalist, and a National Poetry Slam semi-finalist. He made his Greenville acting debut in the Warehouse Theater’s play Sweat and frequently appears in independent films. He is a member of the 2016-2019 Say What Greenville Slam Teams and the current Director of Online Outreach for Wits End Poetry. He holds a BA in theater arts from Mars Hill University. Dove hopes his poetry will ignite, impact, and inspire.

2020

The Doctor Martha R. Westrope Teaching Artist Fellowship

Jeff Holland

MAC is proud to celebrate the Dr. Martha R. Westrope Teaching Artist Fellow at the TD Center for Arts Integration established by the Caughman family in 2019 with a sizeable donation to the SmartARTS Program. We are very appreciative of this level of support from Dr. Westrope’s brothers, George, Gordon, and John Caughman. As part of the Dr. Martha R. Westrope Fellowship, a full-time position was created for a teaching artist to work with Greenville County teachers at high-poverty schools to integrate the arts into their South Carolina Standards-based curriculum at no cost to the schools. The TD Center for Arts Integration is thrilled to name long-time teaching artist, Jeff Holland, as the Dr. Martha R. Westrope Teaching Artist Fellow.

Jeff Holland, a sonic artist, has been an integral part of the local music scene in Greenville for the past four decades as a drummer and music teacher. Today he loves to share his passion for world drumming and he believes, “Despite differences in language, religion, and customs, there is something that unites cultures throughout the world — rhythm.” As a SmartARTS teaching artist, Jeff uses drumming to teach culture, fractions, patterns, empathy, and math concepts through drumming in schools across Greenville.

2020

The Carl R. Blair Commitment to Arts Education Award

Mary Leslie Anderson

The Carl R. Blair Award for Commitment to Arts Education is given annually to an arts educator to honor the life of a professor, arts advocate, and Greenville

artist Carl R Blair. The 2020 recipient is Principal Mary Leslie Anderson.

As principal of League Academy of Communication Arts, Mary Leslie Anderson invests in the education of those who will shape how the city grows and prospers in the future. In a variety of roles, from English teacher to instructional coach to assistant principal, she has served Greenville County Schools for 20 years. Since 2014, as principal at League Academy, she has won awards including National Schools to Watch (2015, 2017, 2020), Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School (2017, 2018, 2019), Palmetto State Arts Education SC School of Excellence in Arts Education Award, and was 2018 South Carolina Association of School Administrators finalist for SC Principal of the Year. As a believer in arts education, literacy integration, and multidisciplinary learning, Mrs. Anderson has created a vision for League Academy to include the infusion of all of these in each grade level and content area. Outside of school, Mrs. Anderson enjoys spending time with her husband, Gregg, and their pets- Penny, Fluffy, and Skippy Scoops.

2020

Ann C. Sherard Young Supporter of the Arts Award

Brittany Timmons

In 2016, we said goodbye to one of our most dedicated and loyal supporters – Ann C. Sherard. She had been a mainstay of support for MAC and its many programs and services. Ann was always concerned about ensuring that the younger generations were involved and engaged in the arts. Many times she would ask us, “That’s a great idea, but how are you going to involve the young people?” Ann was very excited about the MAConnect program for young professionals that was established in 2014. We are pleased to name our Young Supporter of the Arts Award in her honor. The recipient of the 2020 Ann C. Sherard Young Support of the Arts Award is Brittany Timmons.

A native of Greenville, Brittany owns and operates Timmons Consulting, a strategic planning and management consulting firm she began in 2018. She is also

President of Wahrheit, a company that specializes in custom titanium creations for the ultimate precision in pistol sighting systems. Brittany received her undergraduate degree in economics from Vanderbilt University and her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Prior to returning

home to Greenville, Brittney lived in Chicago where she was a management consultant and strategy manager at Accenture, a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital security.

While in Chicago, she served on the Board of Directors of Urban Gateways delivers high-quality arts programs led by trained and experienced professional artists in music, dance, theater, literary arts, visual arts, and digital media to engage youth in grades pre-K through 12, their teachers, families, and communities.
Upon returning to Greenville, Brittany joined the Board of Directors of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. She also serves on the Executive Committee and is the Endowment Campaign Co-Chair. The Greenville Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to providing educational and cultural opportunities for the citizens of Greenville and surrounding communities through the presentation of live orchestral music. Offering excellence in live musical performance, the orchestra enriches lives, educates minds, and encourages community support of the arts. Brittany has been instrumental in navigating the Greenville Symphony through the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. She has worked tirelessly in the areas of fundraising and management while ensuring the stability of the organization’s multi-million dollar endowment.

Brittany is also a member of MAConnect, MAC’s young professionals program that serves as a platform to familiarize young adults with Greenville’s fantastic arts community.

2020

MAC Lifelong Support of the Arts Award

Rosa M. Eisenstadt

A native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Rosa Eisenstadt attended Temple University in Philadelphia. She arrived in Greenville in 1978 with her husband Lewis, who joined the architectural firm of Odell Associates, Inc. Since then, she has been very active in the community, working as a librarian at Greenville Tech and the Greenville County Library System. She has also volunteered in the medical archives of Prisma Health and has served as a visitors desk volunteer at Greenville Memorial Hospital. An avid gardener, Rosa often created flower arrangements for various events at Greenville Tech. She has two stepsons, Arthur and Richie. Rosa has been very active in her bridge club and the Greenville Women’s Club. Rosa is an active member of the Temple of Israel Synagogue.

Rosa truly has a passion for Greenville’s arts community. This is evident in her very generous support of the Greenville Jewish Film Festival, Carolina Youth Symphony, and Greenville Symphony Orchestra. She is a former member of the Symphony Guild. She has also supported the Greenville Center for the Creative Arts, the Upcountry History Museum, The Warehouse Theatre, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Arts Council.

At the 2020 MAC annual meeting on March 22, 2021, the following individuals and organizations received recognition for their steadfast and generous support of MAC’s programs and services. Their support has been especially crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.

MAC Awards 2020

Campaign for the Arts

  • Mr. and Mrs. William W. Brown
  • Ann P. Bryan
  • Larry Burgamy & Alex Ryan
  • Campbell Young Leaders
  • Canal Charitable Foundation
  • M. Jill Cox
  • Rosa M. Eisenstadt
  • Entercom South Carolina
  • Graham Foundation
  • Phillip W. Gregory
  • Edith & Bill Hardaway
  • Mr. & Mrs. John B. Helmers, Jr.
  • Joan & William Herlong
  • Velda & Jackson Hughes
  • Donna & Mark Johnston
  • Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey G. Lawson
  • Mr. & Mrs. E. Erwin Maddrey, II
  • Helen B. Maish
  • Dolly & Louis Pardi
  • Megan Riegel
  • Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Youkey

SmartARTS

    • Daniel-Mickel Foundation
    • Duke Energy Foundation
    • Carrie & Skip Gordon
    • John I. Smith Charities, Inc.
    • Jolley Foundation
    • Greenville County First Steps
    • George G. Kaufman
    • Margaret Ellis Pearce
    • Laura & Bill Pelham
    • Prisma Health
    • TD Bank
    • TD Charitable Foundation

COVID-19 Relief Funding

  • Canal Charitable Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Greenville
  • Graham Foundation
  • Greenville County CARES
  • Hollingsworth Funds, Inc.
  • Jolley Foundation
  • South Carolina Arts Commission
  • South Carolina CARES

MAC Programs and Service

    • BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC
    • Clinkscales Chevrolet
    • Traute E. & Roland H. Engeler Family
    • Piedmont Natural Gas Company
    • SEW-Eurodrive
    • Meredith B. Skinner
    • South Carolina Arts Commission
    • Don & Zelma Waggoner Foundation

Greenville Open Studios

    • Fred Collins Foundation
    • Peace Center
    • Pelham Architects, LLC
    • South State Bank
    • Janette W. Wesley & Renato Vicario

Downtown Alive

    • Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union
    • Clemson University MBA Program

Outstanding Support

    • City of Greenville

MAC Endowment for the Arts

  • Pat & Don Kilburg
  • Elbert W. Rogers Foundation

Support of Individual Artists

  • Piedmont Arthritis Clinic, P.A.