The non-profit’s signature event will be held October 1st, 2020 as a first-ever virtual program
Tampa, Fla. (August 20, 2020) – Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts, “Tampa Bay BCA” “TBBCA” announces the 2020 Impact Awards virtual event Thursday, October 1st at 6 PM. The honorees are: BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Business Impact Award; Tampa Museum of Art, 100 Years of Cultural Leadership and Community Impact Award; and the late Griffith J. Davis, African American photojournalist and diplomat, Lifetime Achievement Award.
“At this time more than ever it is important that we unite and recognize the extraordinary contributions of these business, arts and cultural leaders,” said Stephen Gay, president and chair of TBBCA board of directors, and co-chair of Impact Awards. “Each of the 2020 honorees are true sources of inspiration.”
“I am proud to serve as co-chair of the 2020 Impact Awards,” remarked Adam Unger, TBBCA board director and officer. “We are planning an engaging, uplifting one-hour program that will highlight the influential impact of two cultural icons and a global business leader.” The video presentations on the three honorees, created in collaboration with TBBCA board director Glenn Horn, creative director of ChappellRoberts, will debut at the virtual event.
“Impact Awards will be kicked off by Master of Ceremonies Rod Carter, Anchor, News Channel 8. CW Gin Joint will host virtual cocktails, and there will be special appearances, surprise guest and a performance by this year’s scholarship laureate for theater,” noted Susana Weymouth, TBBCA executive director. “We invite individuals, business and community leaders across Tampa Bay to join us and support our nonprofit and important programs, including the Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships.” Sponsorships offer access to the exclusive virtual event, with additional benefits at different levels that may be found on TBBCA’s website www.tbbca.org/impactawards2020
Tampa Bay BCA is a non-profit founded in 1989, one of the national Business Committees for the Arts, part of the private sector network and national pARTnership Movement of Americans for the Arts. For over three decades, TBBCA has united Tampa Bay businesses to champion arts and culture for a prosperous community, because the arts are good for business, and business is good for the arts. The annual Impact Awards benefit TBBCA programs, including The Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships. For information contact TBBCA 813-221-2787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org TBBCA is a 501 (c) (3) #CH32681