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Arts Council of Fort Worth welcomes Wesley Gentle as new Advancement Manager

The Arts Council of Fort Worth announced recently that Wesley Gentle has joined its advancement team. Gentle will be responsible for managing donor relationships on behalf of the Arts Council; and working closely with its Director of Advancement & Grant Programs, Shannon Roberts, with all aspects of fundraising goals and objectives.

Previously, Gentle has worked with the Fort Worth Opera and Fort Worth Symphony. He has a Bachelor of Art in Music from TCU and a Masters of Music in Opera Performance from the Boston Conservatory. Gentle has certifications in Nonprofit Management as well as Intermediate Grant Writing.

“I am delighted to have Wesley Gentle join our team at the Arts Council of Fort Worth,” said Karen Wiley, President and CEO of the Arts Council, in a press release. “Wesley’s talents and passion for the arts are a great fit to the important work we do to enhance and enrich our cultural community.”


The Arts Council is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 1963 to provide funding and leadership that would stimulate and assure the advancement of the arts throughout the Fort Worth community. Today, the Arts Council serves and responds to the needs of local artists, arts organizations, and residents through the Competitive Grants Program, Fort Worth Public Art Program and management of the Fort Worth Community Art Center. Find out more on the organization’s website. publishes every week.
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