| Deborah Asante
Founder and Artistic Director
Asante Children’s Theatre
Xavier Ramey is the CEO of Justice Informed, LLC, a social impact consulting firm based in Chicago, IL. Combining his background in economics, extensive management & social impact experience, deep network and practice in institutional change, & direct action campaigning in the Black Lives Matter movement, Xavier leads a company that brings a wealth of experience & networks to clients seeking catalyzed strategies for Diversity-Equity-Inclusion, philanthropy, CSR, & community engagement. Xavier is an award-winning social sector leader, international public speaker, & workplace and community cultural practice translator. A native Chicagoan, he is a recognizable voice on the topics of community and economic development, intersectional social justice, racial justice, public policy, & 21st century inclusion and equity practices.
Xavier served as the lead of the Social Innovation and Philanthropy strategy in the University of Chicago's Office of Civic Engagement, managed multi-million dollar philanthropic portfolios to support employment and income opportunities for marginalized communities, & worked as a nonprofit Director of Development in Chicago’s North Lawndale community. He has consulted for institutions and persons across the world, predominantly in the US and Africa. He is a founding member of The #LetUsBreathe Collective—an artist-activist group working to engage the challenges of police violence, anti-blackness, and the marginalization of divested communities. Xavier is an Executive Board member of Young Chicago Authors, & the Chicago Center for Arts and Technology.
SHAWN MULHOLLAND, Vice President, Shiel Sexton, Start with Art Committee Chair
TED GIVENS, President, TAG Consulting, LLC, Arts Council of Indianapolis Board Chair
KAREN ALTER, CEO, Partner, Borshoff
DESERI GARCIA, President, Vida Aventura
JILL HAUSER ROBISCH, VP, Non-Profit Services, National Bank of Indianapolis
BRENDA HORN, Community Volunteer
JARROD KRISILOFF, Executive Director of Events, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
MARK VARNAU, Community Volunteer
Curran Architecture, Eli Lilly & Company, Glick Philanthropies, Indianapolis Airport Authority, JW Marriott, Shiel Sexton/Anova, The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate
American Structurepoint, Bank of America, Barnes & Thornburg, Borshoff, Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Inc., Buckingham Foundation, Citizens Energy Group, Eskenazi Health Foundation, Ice Miller, Indy Chamber, IndyStar, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Katz, Sapper & Miller, Lacy Foundation, Lilly Endowment Inc., MacAllister Machinery Company, Inc., Pacers Sports & Entertainment, Somerset CPAs and Advisors, TAG Consulting, LLC
The 2019 ARTI Awards are sponsored by The National Bank of Indianapolis.
The ARTIs were created by the Arts Council of Indianapolis to recognize outstanding contributions to the Indianapolis arts and cultural community. This is a wonderful way for your organization to honor and recognize your volunteers, patrons, and supporters. Make a nomination today!
The Arts Council must receive nominations no later than 12:00 pm on Friday, July 19.
Awards will be presented at Start with Art on Friday, August 30th, 2019 at the JW Marriott.