ArtsQuest CEO Kassie Hilgert to be Honored with City & State Pennsylvania’s “Above & Beyond Women Award”

Hilgert was selected as one of 50 Pennsylvania women of “public and civic mind” demonstrating exemplary leadership in their field

Bethlehem, PA, March 13, 2023 – ArtsQuest is proud to announce that its very own CEO Kassie Hilgert has been awarded City & State Pennsylvania’s “Above & Beyond Women Award.” Hilgert is one of 50 exceptional women to be honored for their accomplishments in politics, media, education and nonprofits. City & State’s Above & Beyond Gala will take place on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at The Crystal Team Room in Philadelphia, PA. United States Representative Chrissy Houlahan, from Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District, will be the keynote speaker.

“It’s an honor to be presented with the Above & Beyond Women Award,” commented Hilgert. “The success that I have achieved over the years would truly not have been possible without recognizing all of the amazing and talented women on our staff, boards and volunteers here at ArtsQuest. Celebrating the Arts, growing our tremendous programming, and keeping it affordable for our community and residents takes dedication and passion. I’m proud to accept this award on behalf of our team.”

“City & State is thrilled to recognize these high-achieving women from across the commonwealth,” said Susan Peiffer, Publisher of City & State PA. “The Above & Beyond Awards recognize women of ‘public and civic mind’ who have given so much to improve the quality of life in Pennsylvania.”

Hilgert will be featured in a special issue of 2023 Above & Beyond Women Magazine, coming out on March 14.  Winners were nominated by their peers for their important contributions to the commonwealth. 

About City & State
City & State publishes a magazine, website, and daily e-newsletter covering the politics, policies and personalities that make up Pennsylvania’s government, education, business, and nonprofit communities. City & State PA also produces several events and policy summits throughout the year, bringing together the public and private sectors for meaningful discourse about the most important issues in Pennsylvania.

About ArtsQuest
ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities. ArtsQuest™ supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events.

Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, over 50 percent of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region.