About our sponsors


 Block_BCI_Logo_2_-_use_me.jpg For over one hundred years, Block Communications, Inc. has been committed to the communities we serve through television, newspaper, Internet and telephone services. Across the country, residents rely on companies such as The Blade, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Buckeye CableSystem, and a host of television stations to keep them and their families informed, entertained and involved. Aware of the responsibility to nurture strong communities within the areas we serve, Block Communications, Inc. promotes the preservation of heritage, tradition and community, while moving forward to an exciting era of innovation and communication. For this reason, we are proud to support the 42nd annual Glass Arts Society 2012 Conference in Toledo!  

Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN) is a real estate investment trust that has been at the forefront of senior living and health care real estate since the company was founded in 1970. An S&P 500 company, Health Care REIT’s multi-billion dollar portfolio spans the full spectrum of health care real estate, including senior living communities, medical office buildings, inpatient and outpatient medical centers, and life science facilities. 

Kingston_Healthcare_2-color.jpg Kingston HealthCare Company, with more than 1,600 employees, is headquartered in Toledo, Ohio.  Founded in 1989, we are a financially strong, privately held company.  We own and operate skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, memory care centers, and independent and assisted living communities located primarily in Ohio and Indiana.  Kingston has a well-deserved reputation for up-scale facilities, quality therapy services, outstanding resident care, and high employee and customer satisfaction. Our employees are our most valuable asset. We believe that being safe, smart, and having fun while working hard creates the foundation for a highly successful organization.
LIB_Trademark_1.jpg Libbey Glass was founded in 1818 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and moved to Toledo in 1881.

Our headquarters is located in Downtown Toledo and our factory is still located in North Toledo at its original site, located at 940 Ash Street where Mr. Libbey brought workers from Boston to Toledo by train all those years ago.

Libbey is proud to have 190 years of continuous operations as North America’s largest tabletop glass manufacturer.


OwensC_R-50_CMYK_IFL_.jpg Owens Corning is a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements, and engineered materials for composite systems. A Fortune 500 company for 57 consecutive years, Owens Corning is the market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology. The Composites business manufactures products from glass-fiber reinforcements to meet diverse needs in a variety of high-performance markets. Building Materials products, primarily roofing and insulation, are focused on making new and existing homes and buildings more energy efficient, comfortable, and attractive. Owens Corning reported sales of $5.3 billion in 2011 and employs approximately 15,000 people in 28 countries.
For more: www.owenscorning.com


O-I (NYSE: OI) is the world’s largest maker of beautiful, pure, sustainable glass packaging. The beauty, versatility and endless sustainability of glass inspire our more than 24,000 employees at 81 locations across the globe to create innovative and modern glass containers. We’re proud to say O-I glass is the container of choice for many of the world’s best-loved food and beverage brands, yielding revenues in 2011 of $7.4 billion. To learn more about O-I glass, visit www.o-i.com.


As a leading global glass manufacturer, the NSG Group provides the broadest ranges of glass products available today. The NSG Group’s brand of Pilkington products help control energy usage, protect against fire, offer sound control, safety and security, decoration and privacy, incorporate self-cleaning properties and are used in all-glass facades. Continuous innovation ensures the development of glass products that meet the needs of customers around the world. The NSG Group has a reputation for leading many important technological advances in the glass industry, including the float process, the standard for high quality float glass production.
Call 800.221.0444 ● email buildingproducts.pna@nsg.com.


TCFlogotagB1_298_4c.jpg Toledo Community Foundation is a community of donors committed to making our region and the world a better place to call home.  A public charity 501(c)(3) nonprofit, TCF has approximately $140 million in assets composed of more than 540 individual funds. Each fund represents a unique charitable giving partnership with an individual, family, business or nonprofit organization.
The Foundation connects donors with the opportunity to make a real difference through charitable giving. Since 1973, TCF has helped area citizens put charitable dollars to work addressing the issues most important to them in the communities they care most about.
Margy and Scott
Mary Wolfe  
Birkhill Family Foundation  
Mansour Wealth Management  
Art Alliance for
Contemporary Glass
Entelco Foundation  

Interested in supporting GAS, glass art, and glass artists?
Please contact the GAS office at 206.382.1305 or info@glassart.org about available sponsorship opportunities.

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