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March 14, 2018

Lincoln Center Corporate Fund Establishes the Emerging Growth Presidents’ Council

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Lincoln Center Corporate Fund Establishes the Emerging Growth Presidents’ Council


The Corporate Fund Provides Support for Lincoln Center’s Resident Arts Organizations


New York, NY (March 14, 2018) — Lincoln Center announces the launch of the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund’s Emerging Growth Presidents’ Council. This new initiative supports the Corporate Fund’s Business Council and will provide distinguished executives with the opportunity to make a valuable impact in developing strategic initiatives for the Council.


The Lincoln Center Corporate Fund is the sole vehicle that raises and distributes crucial, unrestricted corporate support among Lincoln Center’s resident arts organizations. The purpose of the Business Council is to bring together the interest and support of middle-market corporations and professional firms; they have contributed to the unique and vital mission of the Corporate Fund since 1995. The Emerging Growth Presidents’ Council will assemble a group of determined, esteemed leaders dedicated to the future of Lincoln Center. This Council, alongside the Business Council, is committed to bringing world-renowned projects, performances, and special events to a diverse audience.


The co-chairs of this new membership program are William J. Golden, Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare, and Stacey Hadash, Managing Director for Global Commercial Banking of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.


Bill has been the Northeast Region Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare Employer and Individual since August 2013; the Northeast region currently manages health coverage and benefits for over 3.5 million people. Bill serves on the board of directors of Each One Counts Foundation and the Business Council of New York State.


“As a long-standing member of the Business Council, it is a true privilege to co-lead this initiative with Stacey. Lincoln Center and the Business Council have provided me so many special moments,” said Bill. “This Council’s mission will supply its members a truly unique perspective on Lincoln Center and its audience.”


Stacey is Managing Director and Metro New York Market Executive for Global Commercial Banking. She oversees banking teams in New York City and Long Island that provide a full range of financial solutions to help companies, with annual revenues of $50 million to $2 billion, grow. She joined the bank in 2005, and has previously served as Chief Operating Officer for the firm’s Global Capital Markets division, which includes equity capital markets, investment grade capital markets, leveraged finance, and derivatives and foreign exchange origination. She is a 2003 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Stacey serves on the board of directors of the Ann Richards School Foundation.


“Bank of America Merrill Lynch strives to be an active member in the communities we serve,” added Stacey. “We look forward to convening an engaged group of entrepreneurs who can discuss ideas that will help Lincoln Center reach new audiences in different ways.”


Chuck Ludmer, Vice Chair of the Business Council and Principal at CohnReznick LLP, will be the Leadership Committee Liaison for this endeavor. Chuck has been an integral part of the Business Council since its inception.


About the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund

With one gift, the Corporate Fund allows companies to support ten world-renowned arts organizations and play a part in supporting their artistic, educational, and community outreach programs that reach millions annually and make Lincoln Center a national treasure. Members enjoy enhanced brand awareness, behind-the-scenes access, numerous specially priced and complimentary ticket offers, access to an exclusive concierge ticketing service, and a range of elegant client-entertaining options at Lincoln Center venues.


About the Lincoln Center Business Council

The unrestricted nature of the Business Council’s raised funds permits Lincoln Center’s organizations to use them to maximum effect, which includes providing additional support for exciting new series, launching creative educational programming, and presenting free performances.


About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers a variety of festivals and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Awards for Emerging Artists, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, LC Kids, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award–winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating more than four decades enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.


Lincoln Center has become a leading force in using new media and technology to reach and inspire a wider and global audience. Reaching audiences where they are—physically and digitally—has become a cornerstone of making the performing arts more accessible to New Yorkers and beyond. For more information, visit


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