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Governor's Awards 2018: Sierra Leone, Community Development & Participation Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2018: Sierra Leone, Community Development & Participation Award Winner

Writer Sierra Leone is the president and artistic director of OFP Theatre Company, co-founded with her husband Robert Owens, Sr. For more than a decade, Ohio has benefitted from Sierra's vision of creative urban arts as a powerful artistic medium to bring communities together across racial, cultural, ideological, and economic divides.
Governor's Awards 2018: Heartland Bank, Small Business Support of the Arts Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2018: Heartland Bank, Small Business Support of the Arts Award Winner

Heartland Bank has been Central Ohio’s community bank since 1911. Experts in commercial real estate, property development, and small to medium business finance, Heartland is proud to support the entrepreneurial spirit for those that live, work, and play in the communities they serve.
Governor's Awards 2018: The J.M. Smucker Company, Large Business Support of the Arts Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2018: The J.M. Smucker Company, Large Business Support of the Arts Award Winner

The J. M. Smucker Company has played an essential role in shaping Ohio’s economic, cultural, and artistic landscape.Through partnering with the Akron Art Museum and others, its efforts to expand access to the arts in the Northeast Ohio and beyond have enriched people’s lives and strengthened its surrounding communities.
Governor's Awards 2018: Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, Arts Education Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2018: Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, Arts Education Award Winner

Founded in 1953, the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning creates innovative learning experiences that close learning gaps, teach creative thinking and problem solving, and help students succeed in school, in their first jobs, and beyond.

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