Aliza’ Diggs-Bailey Named Director of Institutional Giving at Arts Council

Aliza Diggs-Bailey

Aliza’ Diggs-Bailey Named Director of Institutional Giving at Arts Council
May 23
04:00 2019

Aliza` Diggs-Bailey has been named Director of Institutional Giving for the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. The prominent Winston-Salem businesswoman, non-profit executive, community leader and arts advocate, brings to the position an outstanding background in corporate and non-profit management 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. She spent 20 years in positons at Hanesbrands. Most recently, she has worked for various business, government and non-profit entities as a program developer, marketer and event director. Her diverse experience has also included apparel and handbag design. 

Diggs-Bailey said, “During my travels, my interests have focused on art, culture, fashion, history and textiles. I love the arts, and I see this position with The Arts Council as a unique opportunity to utilize to the ultimate my creative and collaborative strengths on behalf of the arts community here in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.”  

In addition to her professional endeavors and community activities, Diggs-Bailey enjoys spending time with her son Jaylen Maxwell, who is majoring in business/entrepreneurship at N.C. State University, and her daughter Jayda Aliza’, an honor student and competitive dancer at East Forsyth High School. Both children have a love and passion for the arts. 

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.

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