Dallas Community Arts Advocate, Terry D. Loftis, Discusses Future of Arts Organizations

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About Our Guest, Terry D. Loftis

TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) Donna Wilhelm Family President and Executive Director

Terry D. Loftis, a Dallas native and graduate of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts, received his first Tony nomination as a Broadway producer in 2015 for The Visit starring the legendary Chita Rivera. In 2017, he received his second Tony nomination as a producer for the musical Bandstand, which won the Tony for Best Choreography and Orchestration.

Prior to TACA, Loftis was Vice President of the Broadway Strategic Return Fund (BSRF) in New York where he oversaw all investor development for BSRF throughout the United States. BSRF was a co-producer of the hit Broadway Musical Hadestown, which won the Tony for Best Musical in 2019.

In his role as the Donna Wilhelm Family President and Executive Director, TACA launched the TACA Resiliency Initiative (TRI), a grantmaking model designed to provide vital support for Dallas cultural arts organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. TACA has distributed $1.3M to nearly 100 cultural arts organizations in Dallas County since March of 2020.

Loftis has spent the bulk of his career in advertising, serving as President of the Dallas-based firm Eisenberg And Associates. He has been actively engaged in the Dallas arts and non-profit community for over 20 years and serves on the board of directors for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Black Tie Dinner (Co-Chair), Dallas Arts District, as well as the President’s Council of the Advisory Board of Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual & Performing Arts. He has also served on the board of Resource Center, Resource Center Foundation, The Dallas Way, Friends of the Katy Trail, USA Film Festival and TITAS.

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