Aliza’ Diggs-Bailey Named to Arts Council Position
Will Serve as Director of Institutional Giving
Winston-Salem, NC (May 16, 2019) -- Aliza` Diggs-Bailey has been named Director of Institutional Giving for The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County. She brings to the position a background in corporate and non-profit marketing and community engagement.
Diggs-Bailey will be a member of the development team and have major duties in The Arts Council’s annual Community Fund for the Arts campaign. While her primary focus will be on institutional fundraising through workplace campaigns and engagement with corporate, municipal and foundation donors, Diggs-Bailey will spearhead initiatives to expand The Arts Council’s donor base.
Randy Eaddy, President and CEO of The Arts Council, said Diggs-Bailey, who is a former Executive Director of The Delta Arts Center and a Director of Merchandising and Design for Hanesbrands, brings an unusually broad range of professional experience. “Her diverse background is going to serve us well, and she will be an outstanding representative of The Arts Council as we execute our 2019 Community Fund for the Arts campaign,” said Eaddy. “Aliza’ has great passion for the arts, individual artists, and the organizations that enable and support them, and she understands the vital role of community support.”
Diggs-Bailey has a degree from North Carolina State University in Textiles and Apparel Design and Management. Most recently, she has worked for business, government and non-profit entities as a program developer, marketer and event director.
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County is the nation’s oldest Arts Council. Winston-Salem, known as a City of Arts & Innovation, and Forsyth County have a robust arts community that enriches the lives of area residents every day and accounts in large part for the recognition they continue to receive as a great place to live, learn, work and play. Forsyth County’s nonprofit arts industry supports 5,559 full time equivalent jobs; accounts for more than $129 million in resident household income, and generates more than $14.8 million in local and state tax revenues.