The creative sector’s trusted resource for funding, advocacy, and support dedicated to leading, promoting, and expanding the arts in our communities.


The Arts Council of Greater Greensboro is a community-supported nonprofit organization, and the largest public and private alliance dedicated to sustaining our local arts economy.


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


To lead our community in becoming a place where art thrives.


To connect creatives, arts organizations, government and policymakers, businesses, and the community; empower the arts through funding and resources; and promote art experiences in our community.

The ACGG Core Values

Be Forward Thinking

Ensure Access to the Arts for All

Be Accountable

Uplift All Voices

Meet our Team

Laura Way

President and CEO

Chaunte Rankin

Director of Finance, Operations, and Shared Services

Murdena Mills

Shared Services Bookkeeper

Deb Ruffino

Grants Coordinator

Charlotte Marcellus

Database and Administrative Coordinator

Cydnee Mebane

Social Media Coordinator

Board of Directors (2022-2023)



Madison Carroll

The Carroll Companies


Lindsay Morgan

The Fresh Market


Art Winstead



Martha Thompson

UNC Greensboro


  • Neil Belenky, Fundraising Consultant, retired
  • Sandra Welch Boren, Cone Health Foundation
  • Dawn S. Chaney, Chaney Properties
  • Andrena Coleman, Bennett College (retired), artist
  • Shekia Coleman, Piedmont Trust
  • Thomas Cone, Ott Cone & Redpath, PA
  • Nancy Doll, Weatherspoon Art Museum (former director)
  • Maria Gonzalez, Club Fitness
  • Chip Hagan, Hagan Barrett PLLC
  • Sarah Healy, Canterbury School

  • Jamilla Pinder, Cone Health
  • Gigi Renaud, Community Volunteer
  • 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.

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The arts are essential to our quality of life and a source of refuge in times of stress and uncertainty.

Laura Way

President + CEO – The Arts Council of Greater Greensboro

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