Frederick Arts Council Announces Passing of Board President Michael Campagnoli

June 19, 2017

Frederick, MD – Frederick Arts Council Board President Michael Campagnoli passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Michael was elected to the FY2017 office of President in June 2016 and had served a very active term in which the Arts Council celebrated its 40 year anniversary and experienced a high rate of growth.

Frederick Arts Council Board members and staff recently gathered to remember Michael and to plan to ensure that his legacy of championing the arts in Frederick continues to be carried out. Friends on the Arts Council Board remembered him as a highly competent leader with a determined attitude who never gave up.

“It is with great sadness that we learned Michael Campagnoli has passed away,” stated new board president William Randall who was elected to fill the position of President.

“His accomplishments and contributions to the Frederick Arts Council were stellar. He was an active community leader and friend to many and he will be missed.”

The Frederick Arts Council formed a scholarship in Michael’s name to be awarded to an art student each year for the use of purchasing arts materials.

In addition to newly elected board president William Randall, other incoming officers who were confirmed on Wednesday include: Robert Robey, Vice President; Frank Goldstein, Secretary; and Bruce Zavos, Treasurer.

Visitation will be held at Stauffer Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 21st from 10-11 am, with a memorial service immediately following. A full obituary is available at

About the Frederick Arts Council

The Frederick Arts Council invests in a vibrant and cohesive arts community for the people of Frederick County. The organization fosters an environment where the arts flourish in the community through grants and scholarships, arts advocacy, and links to essential resources. FAC is responsible for large-scale programming such as the Frederick Festival of the Arts, Art in the Park, and Frederick County’s Arts in Education grants.For more information about the Frederick Arts Council,