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William Peace University’s Justin G. Roy Joins Artspace 2013 Collectors Gala Committee

By William Peace University on August 8, 2013 12:55 pm

William Peace University’s Justin G. Roy Joins
Artspace 2013 Collectors Gala Committee
Vice President For Communications And Marketing To Serve On Committee For Local Nonprofit Fundraising Event Showcasing Visual Arts Nov. 23

 RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Justin G. Roy, vice president for communications and marketing, has been named to the Artspace 2013 Collectors Gala Committee. The committee will organize and execute Artspace’s annual fundraiser, the Collectors Gala, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the organization’s studios at 201 E Davie St in Raleigh. Roy will assist in coordinating all details of the fundraising event, including the development of the event’s theme, sponsorship participation, live and silent auction collection, and volunteer recruitment.

Artspace is a nonprofit visual art center dedicated to providing arts education and community outreach programs, creating an environment for more than 100 professional artists and presenting nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Located in downtown Raleigh in the historic Sanders Ford building, Artspace has provided the community with the opportunity to interact with working artists and to participate in hands-on arts education since 1986. For more information about Artspace, visit http://artspacenc.org/.

“It is organizations such as Artspace that showcase and applaud local talent and craftsmanship that makes Raleigh such a wonderful place to live and work,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “We are honored to have Justin serve and represent William Peace University on the 2013 Collectors Gala Committee, as we know that his creative and innovative approach will help to ensure an outstanding fundraising event for one of Raleigh’s most beloved nonprofits.”

“Artspace understands the importance and beauty behind visual art, and it is committed to showcasing the talents of this community,” said Roy. “I am honored to serve on the 2013 Collectors Gala Committee for Artspace and work among other community leaders to ensure that the organization is able to continue to educate and promote the arts both locally and nationally.”

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