NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Thea Foundation is happy to announce the addition of two new team members, Annie Feltus Lindsey, Director of Development and Ginny Porter, Director of Communications. They each bring their own unique set of skills to the organization to promote arts education in Arkansas.
“We are thrilled to add two experienced nonprofit development and communications professionals to our team. Both have students in Little Rock public schools and understand deeply the importance of arts education in our schools. We look forward to engaging supporters, new and old, in our mission as we move into our next 20 years,” stated Executive Director, Nick Leopoulos.
Lindsey, a Little Rock native, has over 15 years of experience with central Arkansas nonprofits both personally and professionally. However her connection to the arts started at home with a mother that was an art educator. Porter, brings 20 years of communications experience to Thea Foundation. Her interest in the arts came early as well through dance. Both emphasize the importance of the arts in their children’s development and are excited to spread that passion to other students, families and donors across Arkansas.
“We are very excited to have Annie and Ginny on board at Thea. Each bring a fresh approach to Thea Foundation and each represents the ideals of the organization. We look forward to what the next 20 years hold,” stated Paul Leopoulos.
About Thea Foundation
Thea Foundation’s mission is to advocate the importance of the Arts in the development of our youth. Three programs are implemented statewide to support this mission—Thea Scholarships, Art Closet and Arts Reconstruction. As we celebrate our Since 2002, Thea Foundation has awarded 472 scholarships totaling over $2.6 million to Arkansas students and provided more than $1.6 million in art supplies and creative materials to underfunded schools through our Art Closet program. In addition, Arts Reconstruction is our focused effort to help teachers receive professional development and supplies to enable a better platform to advance in their own careers and schools. Our collective aim is to enrich young minds through the power of the Arts. Named for the daughter of Paul and Linda Leopoulos, Thea Foundation carries on the legacy of Thea Kay Leopoulos, who thrived academically, socially and emotionally thanks to her artistic pursuits. More at theafoundation.org, @TheaFoundation or Thea Foundation Blog.