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Arts in public schools

The Social Media Alliance of Chattanooga (SMAC) was started in April of 2011. And since the conception, our mission included plans to donate our time, resources and talents to need-worthy causes. I’m happy to say that the time has come to put our first cause on the table.

The Channing-Kullijian Foundation [501(c)3] was started by Broadway and Hollywood legend Carol Channing and her late husband, Harry Kullijan. Dr. Channing received a honorary doctorate from California State University Stanislaus in 2004. Up until her husband’s death in December of 2011, they have been promoting arts in education through the non-profit foundation. ChanningARTS (Arts Returned To Schools) encourages you to become involved in your community and local PTA to return arts education to all public schools. They have temporarily suspended distribution of grants while the foundation focuses on their core mission of public awareness in the importance of the restoration of arts education in all public schools. This where we can help. We’ll be working hand in hand with the foundation’s staff to review their objectives and expectations. This will be completed in 3-4 breakout sessions between March and June, 2012, with homework in-between. Marketing, PR, Web and design experience is required to participate. We could also use some agency assistance. Students are also encouraged to help out. Email us at, smac@nooga.org to be keep in the scheduling loop.

  • A new brand identity
  • A new Website
  • A social media strategy, an improved
    digital footprint and collateral

2009 ChanningARTS Promotional Video


Ms. Channing is still going strong at 91, promoting a new documentary about her life. [Video]

“The story of legendary performer Carol Channing’s life is as colorful as the lipstick on her big, bright smile. In CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE, director Dori Berinstein (ShowBusiness, Gotta Dance), with co-writer Adam Zucker, captures the magic and vivacity of the 90-year-old icon – both onstage and off…past and present.”

The film is both an intimate love story and a rarefied journey inside Broadway’s most glamorous era. It is, above all, a look at an inspiring, incomparable and always entertaining American legend.

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life