Americans for the Arts Announces the

2019 Arts and Business Partnership Awards Honorees

Congratulations Doyle Coffin Architecture of Ridgefield!

Antonia Schachter | May 30, 2019

Presented annually, the Arts and Business Partnership Awards—formerly called the BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America awards—honor 10 U.S. companies, a business leader, and a deep and multi-faceted arts and business collaboration for their exceptional commitment to the arts through grants, local partnerships, volunteer programs, matching gifts, sponsorships, and board membership. The awards will be presented by Americans for the Arts on October 3, 2019, at a black-tie gala at the Central Park Boathouse in New York City.

 2019 Arts and Business Partnership Awards Honorees

  • David Machado Restaurants (Portland, OR)
  • Doyle Coffin Architecture (Ridgefield, CT)
  • Erie Insurance (Erie, PA)
  • Grounds for Thought (Bowling Green, OH)
  • Jiffy Lube of Indiana (Fort Wayne, IN)
  • Northwestern Mutual (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Nokia Bell Labs (New Providence, NJ)
  • Omaha Steaks (Omaha, NE)
  • The Marcus Corporation (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Warby Parker (New York, NY)

In addition, Michael Martella, president of Boar’s Head in Sarasota, FL will be honored with the BCA Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals for their extraordinary vision, leadership, and commitment to supporting the arts and for encouraging other businesses to follow their lead.

Gensler and Access Gallery of Denver, respectively, will receive the David Rockefeller pARTnership Award. This award recognizes a company and arts organization (or artist) for an exceptional project, program, or initiative that represents a true alliance, collaboration, or exchange between the two.

“We are grateful to honor these businesses and individuals for their exceptional involvement in ensuring that the arts thrive in their communities,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “They provide the arts with significant financial and in-kind support, and they incorporate meaningful arts-related programs into their employee, customer, and community relations activities. They enrich the lives of millions of Americans and truly set a standard for other businesses to follow.”

For more information about the Arts and Business Partnerships Awards, please contact Danielle Iwata at (202) 371-2830 or via e-mail at