The Bellevue Reporter covered the annual Breakfast for Community Leaders at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, Washington. Josh Stilts reports that more than 140 community leaders helped to raise over $32,000 to benefit the Museum at the fundraiser breakfast.
Art collector and philanthropist Jordan D. Schnitzer, keynote speaker at the event, delivered a passionate speech about his lifelong affair with art and the economic impact of the arts scene in Seattle.
Stilts writes, “According to a 2013 report to the Community City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, the arts scene in Seattle generated $448 million in economic activity, provided 10,807 full-time jobs, generated $248 million in household income and $32.8 million in local and state government revenues. Bellevue has the opportunity to take advantage of a similar situation and create similar results, Schnitzer said, but it’s going to take ‘the most creative, inventive, entrepreneurial workforce in the world. Citizens with healthy minds, hearts and souls.’”
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