Who We Are

Access to the arts should be available to all.

Since 1960, we’ve worked to support anchor institutions, artists, teachers, festivals, and public art. Today, we combine that work with efforts to strengthen the Greater Greensboro area's art ecosystem.

As a community-supported, non-profit organization, we are the largest public and private alliance dedicated to sustaining our local arts economy.

Our Mission

We cultivate an inclusive, sustainable, and vibrant community through the support, promotion, and expansion of the arts.

Our Vision

Our community will be the place where art thrives.


We connect creatives, arts organizations, government and policymakers, businesses, and the community; empower the arts through funding and resources; and promote art experiences in our region. Four core values guide this work:

Be Forward Thinking 

Be Accountable 
Ensure Access to the Arts for All 
Uplift All Voices 

Meet our Team

Laura Way

President and CEO

Chaunte Rankin

Director of Finance, Operations, and Shared Services

Leslie Chilton

Chief Business Development Officer

Josie Greenwald

Development Manager

Murdena Mills

Shared Services Bookkeeper

Deb Ruffino

Grants Coordinator

Charlotte Marcellus

Marketing Manager

Cydnee Mebane

Social Media Coordinator

Jaymie Meyer

Community Engagement & Impact Officer

Board of Directors (2022-2023) Officers


Madison Carroll

The Carroll Companies


Nicholas Barrett

Tanger Outlets


Art Winstead



Martha Thompson

Community Volunteer


Rebecca Buffington

Community Volunteer


  • Sandra Welch Boren, Cone Health Foundation
  • Dawn S. Chaney, Chaney Properties
  • Thomas Cone, Ott Cone & Redpath, PA
  • Nancy Doll, Weatherspoon Art Museum (former director)
  • Lauren Gordon, Greensboro Center for Pediatric Dentistry
  • Chip Hagan, Hagan Barrett PLLC
  • Sarah Healy, Canterbury School
  • Richard “Skip” Moore, Community Volunteer
  • Lindsay Morgan, The Fresh Market
  • Jamilla Pinder, Cone Health
  • Kami Rowan, Guilford College
  • Maria-Elena Surprenant, Guilford County Schools
  • Kate Tobey, Cone Health
  • Effie Varitimidis, U.S. Rep. Kathy Manning’s Office
  • Roodline Volcy, Seed Commons

Legal Counsel

  • Natalie Sanders, Brooks Pierce, LLC
  • Robert (Bob) Saunders, Brooks Pierce, LLC

Community Partners

The ACGG works in partnership and collaboration with the High Point Arts Council and Creative Greensboro to ensure an accessible arts community across the Greater Greensboro region.