Michael Newton Award

The Michael Newton Award, as pioneered by the United Arts Fund movement, is given to an individual, staff member or volunteer in recognition of his or her innovation in developing private sector partnerships for the arts and/or long-term achievement in effective, and creative fundraising techniques.

Michael Newton came to the United States from England in the late 1960s and soon after began serving as director of the Arts and Sciences Council of Greater St. Louis. He also served as president of the Los Angeles Music Center and the American Council for the Arts. This award honors his distinguished career in the united arts fund field, advancement of consolidated fundraising strategies on the behalf of multiple arts institutions in the community, and exemplary management and leadership skills.


Statement of Nomination should clearly illuminate how the individual has:

  • Excelled in innovative or unprecedented fundraising techniques
  • Developed innovative partnerships with the private sector beyond fundraising

Nominations Close at 5:00 p.m. EDT on March 18, 2014

(The deadline has been extended)

View the award Rules and Regulations.