Wayne Carrel, Director, of the Johns Creek Foundation explains how this non-profit organization started, how it helps non-profit organizations in Johns Creek fund their activities through direct grants and discusses how a unique partnership of private donors, businesses and government has made Johns Creek one of the cities in the Atlanta region with a robust arts council, symphony and school outreach programs. As a non profit organization, learn how you can apply for grants and businesses and individuals discover how you can help by getting involved and contributing.
Wayne Baughman is the Music Director of the acclaimed Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra that puts on fantastic events in the Johns Creek area where our own version of the Boston Pops delivers great music that has people dancing in the isles. Their school programs expose students to music and give them a way to connect with an aspect of the arts that otherwise may be missed. It’s been very well received and more events are planned. With some 100 musicians to draw from, the Symphony can produce large and small events tailored to different events in the Johns Creek area and puts on many free programs for those who want to listen to great music by a fantastically talented group of professionals. A beneficiary of grants from the Johns Creek Foundation, the Symphony is growing and thriving at a time so many areas are having to disband their orchestras and end music in schools.