Exceptional commitment and dedication are two aspects Dogfish Head Brewery prides itself on.
On Oct. 5, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery accepted the 2016 Business Committee for the Arts 10 award honoring their exceptional commitment and dedication to the arts through grants, local partnerships, volunteer programs, matching gifts, sponsorship and board membership.
Mark Carter, ambassador of Beer & Benevolence, the philanthropic branch of Dogfish Head, accepted the national award at the celebratory event held at The Central Park Boathouse in New York City.
Americans for the Arts, through its BCA program, recognizes 10 businesses of all sizes for their exceptional contribution and involvement with the arts that enriches the workplace, education and the community each year. These companies set the standard for excellence and serve as role models and ambassadors for others to follow.
“We are grateful to honor these businesses for their exceptional involvement in ensuring that the arts thrive in their communities,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “These businesses provide the arts with significant financial and in-kind support, and they incorporate meaningful arts-related programs into their employee, customer, and community relations activities. They enrich the lives of millions of Americans and truly set a standard for other businesses to follow.”
According to Dogfish Head, the organization benevolently collaborates with nonprofit organizations to foster community, nourish artistic advancement and cultivate environmental stewardship.
“Art is an essential component to good living,” says Dogfish Head founder and president Sam Calagione. “And we’re proud to support the people who are making our corner of the planet a better place to live and work.”
On a post on Facebook, Dogfish Head said, “We’re absolutely thrilled and honored to have received an award in recognition of our commitment to the arts from the Americans for the Arts organization this past Wednesday evening! A BIG thank you to the Delaware Division of the Artsfor the nomination, and our very own#BeerAndBenevolence guru Mark for representing!!”
Among the BCA 10 honorees were Austin Energy, Badger Meter, CopperPoint Insurance Companies, Dealer.com, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Dunlap Codding, Johnson & Johnson, M Powered Strategies, Inc., Northern Trust and Procter & Gamble.
To learn more about the BCA, visit www.americansforthearts.org.