October 3, 2019

Central Park Boathouse, New York City

2019 Honorees:

David Machado Restaurants (Portland, OR)
Doyle Coffin Architecture (Ridgefield, CT)
Erie Insurance (Erie, PA)
Grounds for Thought (Bowling Green, OH)
Jiffy Lube of Indiana (Indianapolis, IN)
Nokia Bell Labs (New Providence, NJ)
Northwestern Mutual (Milwaukee, WI)
Omaha Steaks (Omaha, NE)
The Marcus Corporation (Milwaukee, WI)
Warby Parker (New York, NY)

 Gensler and Access Gallery (Denver, CO)
David Rockefeller pARTnership Award

Michael Martella, President of Boar’s Head Brand and Past Chairman of Van Wezel Foundation (Sarasota, FL)
Leadership Award


2019 Arts and Business Partnership sponsors:



AFD Contract Furniture & Steelcase
The George Barrett and Deborah Neimeth Fund
Martha Rivers Ingram Advised Fund at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Jiffy Lube of Indiana
The Marcus Corporation
Nokia Bell Labs
Northwestern Mutual
Quaver Music
Zions Bank


Anne and Albert Chao/Westlake Chemical Corporation
Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
Raymond James
Western & Southern Financial Group

Venue Styling



View photos from the event. Read about this year's honorees in the Program Book.


Celebrating the Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts

Three individuals in black tie attire pose with a tear drop shaped award.

Sean Conroy of Square and Julie Garreau of Cheyenne River Youth Project accept the David Rockefeller pARTnership Award from Camilla Rockefeller.

The Arts and Business Partnership Award is a national recognition given annually to businesses that have mutually beneficial, innovative, and sustained partnerships with the arts. Each year, winners of this award are celebrated at The Arts and Business Partnership Awards Gala in New York City and become part of a network of like-minded businesses and leaders. These companies set the standard for excellence and serve as role models for others to follow. Americans for the Arts has honored companies across the nation, including Microsoft, Hallmark, Scholastic, and Walt Disney World Resort.

Over the last 15 years, Americans for the Arts has recognized more than 150 companies for their support of the arts through BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America. On its 15th anniversary, we are excited to share its new name, Arts and Business Partnership Awards.

View the Winners Archive to learn more about previous honorees.