Ringling’s Pied Piper:

Cheryl Loeffler Spreads the Good Word about Ringling College

Cheryl Loeffler passionately believes in being involved.

“If you work in a community, it’s important to find ways to become involved in that community—it’s an investment in making the community better,” she says.

With a background in academics and a passion for the visual arts, Loeffler felt that Ringling College of Art and Design was the perfect fit for her energy and involvement. She loves the combination of business, academics, and creativity that defines Ringling and is excited by the many opportunities available to make a meaningful contribution.

As a member of the Board of Trustees, Loeffler chairs the Facilities Planning Committee and has served on the special events, finance and investment, and scholarship committees.

“I truly enjoy the time I spend with fellow board members, students, faculty, and alumni,” she shares. Indeed, Loeffler is so enthusiastic about Ringling, she has become something of a Pied Piper, making people aware of Ringling and encouraging their involvement. “It’s easy to talk to people about how they can be effectively involved at Ringling.”

Loeffler’s generosity and involvement extend beyond her significant contribution of time and energy. She has donated more than $110,000 to Ringling’s Pathway to Preeminence Campaign in support of academic and campus enrichment. “I give what I can to benefit the College,” she says. “I’m incredibly impressed with the College’s leadership, especially with President Larry Thompson. I trust their vision.”

“I’m passionate about Sarasota and about visual art. I know Ringling College has contributed so much to Sarasota’s success. I’m happy to be able to draw on my experience and make a difference.”

Photograph by Barbara Banks