Thursday, March 08, 2007 Arts & Events Arts & Events: "Arts Patron of the Year, William Goldring, Jefferson

Recently named 'Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year' by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, William Goldring is the owner of several wine, spirit, and beer companies based in New Orleans. Having spent 40 years in the alcohol beverage business, he is recognized as a leader in the industry. He is chairman to two foundations: The Goldring Family Foundation and the Woldenberg Foundation, a foundation formed by his father's former business partner. Working of behalf of those foundations Goldring has provided tens of millions of dollars in financial support to several hundred charities over many years, most especially artists and art organizations."

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