Dan Bowers, ArtsBuild

TITLE: President

FOCUS AREAS: Arts and culture

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PROFILE:  Dan Bowers is the president of ArtsBuild, an arts and culture funder in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has been the president since November 2007

His foundation bio shares:

Dan joined ArtsBuild in November 2007. Dan served the United Way of Greater Chattanooga for 13 years, first as Campaign Director and ultimately as President. He left the United Way to become President of the Memorial Health Care System Foundation, where he served for six years, then departed to form his own fundraising consulting firm. He holds B.A. and Masters degrees in Communications from the University of Alabama.

His Americans for the Arts profile elaborates on this to share:

Dan Bowers has been President of ArtsBuild in Chattanooga, TN, for seven years. Bowers has spent his career in nonprofit fundraising. Prior to joining ArtsBuild he served as president of the Memorial Health Care System Foundation from 2001 to 2007. Bowers spent 22 years with United Ways, serving as Executive Director of the United Way of Etowah County in Gadsden, AL, from 1980 to 1988. He served the United Way of Greater Chattanooga from 1988 to 2001, six years as the organization’s Campaign Director and eight years as its President. During his tenure at ArtsBuild, the organization spearheaded a community-wide cultural planning initiative, Imagine Chattanooga 20/20. This planning effort not only created a vision for the arts in the Chattanooga area, but also helped transform ArtsBuild, which was rebranded in 2012 from its former identity as Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga. ArtsBuild has broadened its mission and deepened its involvement in community development. Bowers is a graduate of the University of Alabama and an avid photographer. He and his wife, Suzie, have two grown sons.