Wesley Gentle

Interim Executive Director
Arts Fort Worth
Fort Worth, TX

Wesley Gentle, CFRE serves as interim managing director and president for Arts Fort Worth (formerly the Arts Council of Fort Worth), where he supports the teams responsible for the organization's competitive grants program, public art services, management of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, and visual & performing arts advocacy efforts. Prior to joining Arts Fort Worth as director of advancement, Gentle held fundraising positions at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Worth Opera. He also works throughout the Metroplex as a classically-trained singer, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Texas Christian University and a Master of Music degree in opera performance from the Boston Conservatory. He serves as president of the Fort Worth Metro Chapter of the Associations of Fundraising Professionals, recently served with the board of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth, is a founding trustee of the Friends of I.M. Terrell Foundation and active in numerous other community boards and committees in Fort Worth.

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