McColl Center for Art + Innovation has named Bob Scheer as its new Vice President of Development. He will begin the role on May 21, 2018.
“I could not be more excited to join McColl Center. I’ve been involved as a supporter
since its early days and am looking forward to being a part of the team that writes the next chapter of this vital arts organization,” said Scheer. “I have great faith in [president and CEO] Alli Celebron-Brown’s vision and look forward to working with her and the entire team.”
Scheer has been an active member of the Charlotte cultural scene for years. He comes to McColl Center from the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, where he built up and handled all corporate and foundation support as the Director of Institutional Giving. During his time at the Bechtler, Scheer set record revenue goals for the eight-year old institution, including the museum being awarded its first two federal grants—from Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
A North Carolina native, Scheer spent most of his early life in Colorado and attended the University of Denver. He moved to Charlotte in 1993 and started a career in the sports industry. He produced the Davis Cup match in Charlotte in 1993, was president of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) teams the Greenville Grrrowl and the Charlotte Checkers, and partnered in the development of the BI-LO Center (now Bon Secours Wellness Arena) in Greenville, South Carolina. After his achievements in the sports industry, Scheer became the business manager for Wesley Mancini, Ltd., an upscale design firm specializing primarily in upholstery and rug design. It was during this time that his interest and appreciation of the arts in Charlotte grew, leading to his role at the Bechtler.
“We are thrilled to have Bob join McColl Center as the Vice President of Development,” said Celebron-Brown. “His business acumen and passion for the arts, along with his rapport with artists and funders, are perfectly suited for the future advancement of our organization.”