NoDa School of Arts Selected as PMA’s 2012 Pro Bono Project
Patton McDowell & Associates is proud to announce that NoDa School of Arts has been selected for the 1st Annual Pro Bono Project. During our 3rd Anniversary social on February 9, 2012, Patton McDowell introduced Kellie Brown, who has served as the organization’s executive director since 2009.
Kellie Brown said that since schools have cut arts programming, she wants her organization to be an outlet for arts opportunities to children in the Charlotte community. The mission of NoDa School of Arts is to recognize the God-given talent of Charlotte’s underserved and underprivileged youth through the pursuit of excellence in the arts. Their goal is to provide high quality performing and fine arts training to youth who otherwise don’t have access or exposure to the arts.
Celebrating with approximately 70 representatives from nonprofit, corporate, and foundation organizations, PMA is excited to begin our partnership with NoDa School of Arts. PMA would also like to recognize the other outstanding organizations that applied for the Pro Bono Project.
- ACE Mentor Program of Greater Charlotte
- Brookstone Schools
- Charlotte Art League
- Civic and Cultural Arts Center of Pineville
- Habitat Metrolina Partners
- Jazz Arts Initiative
- The Respite, A Center for Grief and Hope
An advisory committee assisted in the selection of an organization for the project. Committee members included:
- Katie Benston – Care Ring
- Katherine Mooring – Arts and Science Council
- Will Sparks – Queens University of Charlotte
- Chris William – Carolina Business Review
We thank them and everyone in the community for all the support of PMA the past three years!