• Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Honors Retiring CEO Marcia Hull After 22 Years of Dedication

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    January 26, 2021
    At a special wine dinner event hosted by Vin'tij Food & Wine, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF), a not-for-profit charitable arts organization founded in 1995 to be Northwest Florida's champion of cultural arts and arts education for all, honored retiring CEO Marcia Hull. Hull who has served as the Foundation's CEO for the past 22 years received an evening of stories and praise from colleagues and friends led by New CEO Demetrius Fuller, Tracy Louthain, and incoming Chairman of the Board Teresa Halverson. 

    "Like the final note of a brilliant orchestral masterwork, Marcia Hull's legacy will reverberate for many years to come." - Demetrius Fuller, New CEO, Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation
     (left to right) Denise Kendust, Tracy Louthain, Marcia Hull, and Demetrius Fuller

    The milestone was marked with the collaboration of Todd Newman, Dakota Shy Wines, and Todd Reber, Vin'tij Food & Wine, resulting in an epic four-course menu and wine pairing not soon forgotten. 
    As a legacy gift, the Mattie Kelly Foundation has established the Marcia Hull Scholarship for the Arts providing a monetary scholarship to high school seniors going to college who have embraced the arts, no matter what discipline, as they endeavor into their college careers. The scholarship fund begins with founding donors contributing over $10,000 combined. 

    The Foundation thanks these sponsors who generously donated to the success of the evening, J. Leon Gallery + Studio, Stephen and Joan Carter, Keith and Laura Howard, John and Margaret Sheehan, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc., Ed and Denise Kendust, Jim and Gail Fogleman, Wine World, Dale and Marsha Peterson, Gilda Jackson, DAG Architects, Robért and Shelly Hinojosa, and Keith and Maureen Gamble. 

    For more information about the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, visit www.mkaf.org. or call (850) 650-2226. 
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