Martella Honored with Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Award



Americans for the Arts, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations for advancing the arts and arts education in America, has announced that Michael Martella, president of Boar’s Head and Chairman of the Van Wezel Foundation’s Board of Directors, will be honored with the Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Award. This award recognizes individuals for their extraordinary vision, leadership and commitment to supporting the arts and for encouraging other businesses to follow their lead. 
Under Martella’s leadership, the Boar's Head brand is known for its support of the arts community. In addition, Martella was appointed to the Board of Directors at the Van Wezel Foundation, Inc. in 2007 and quickly rose to the Chairman’s position, where he has led fundraising activities to support programming and long-term sustainability. Through the Boar's Head Family Series and Family Nights, family-friendly productions were added to the Van Wezel’s Main Stage program, and children can attend free of charge during Family Nights. They can also attend post-show "Talk Backs" and events, where they can interact with some of the visiting artists.

Presented annually, the Arts and Business Partnership Awards honor 10 U.S. companies, a business leader and an arts and business partnership for their exceptional commitment to the arts through grants, local partnerships, volunteer programs, matching gifts, sponsorships and board membership.

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