Cannon Advocates For The Arts (CAFTA) supports Cannon School's award-winning interactive and exploratory Fine Arts program, which nurtures the creativity within each Cannon student.

Since 2004, CAFTA has funded over $140,000 in materials and equipment for the Fine Arts program, including musical instruments, art gallery displays, multimedia software, guest instructors, competition fees, production equipment, costumes, teacher enrichment and school-wide arts events, both on and off campus.

CAFTA donated over $30,000 to the school's capital campaign to help build the new Cannon Performing Arts Center, which opened in Fall 2014.

Become a Volunteer!

CAFTA's success is possible through the many ways parents and families volunteer. Staffing the Theater Box Office, event planning and set up, Art Appreciation, marketing special events, or even donating baked goods are just some of the ways you can be involved with CAFTA. Whether you have a lot of time, or just a little, there are many opportunities to be a part of CAFTA! It is a wonderful way to meet new families and to be involved at Cannon.

Please use our Sign Up Genius to volunteer with CAFTA, or contact Michelle Balsbough with your interest in volunteering.

CAFTA Leadership


Vice President:
Open

Secretary:
Holly Cagle

Treasurer:
Art Appreciation / Senior Arts Award:
Christine Schattner

Visual Arts Liaison:
Melanie Marion


Music Liaisons:
Tori Springate and Tanya Conklin

Theater Liaisons:
Trish Kinsella and Connie Ortiz

Social Media:
Christine Schattner

Past President:
Susan Lewis

Bylaws and Guidelines

CAFTA Downloads

Cannon School

Phone: 704-786-8171 | Fax: 704-788-7779