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Committee co-chairs announced for Center’s 2023 gala

2/3/2023 12AM

Co-chairs for the Center Celebration 2023 are, from left, Jeff Worrell, Shari Worrell and Adam Arceneaux, with his wife, Margaret. Headlining this year's event is Grammy-winning singer Amy Grant.​

Annual Center Celebration supports arts and educational programs


CARMEL, Ind. – Three local residents have volunteered to lead the steering committee for this year’s fall fundraising gala at the Center for the Performing Arts.


The Center Celebration 2023 presented by Ice Miller is scheduled for Sept. 23 at the Palladium. Jeff and Shari Worrell of Carmel, serving their second year as committee co-chairs, are joined by Carmel resident Adam Arceneaux in the first of his two years as a co-chair.


Arceneaux is a partner at law firm Ice Miller LLP, the gala’s presenting sponsor, and he serves on the boards of the Center for the Performing Arts and the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation. He and his wife, Margaret, have been Carmel residents for two decades and have three adult children.


Jeff Worrell is an at-large Carmel City Council member, founder and vice president of customer engagement for Indianapolis-based Advantage Medical, founder of the Good Day Carmel email newsletter, and board member for multiple community organizations. Shari Worrell is a volunteer at the Merciful H.E.L.P. Center in Carmel and a former board member of the Indy SurviveOars breast cancer support organization. They have two adult children.


All enjoy concerts and other events at the Center, but they are especially interested in supporting the Center’s growing catalog of education and enrichment programs for people of all ages.


“While the Center provides unending possibilities to entertain our citizens and visitors, it is the mission of providing educational programs to students that motivates Shari and I to do everything we can to support the gala,” Jeff Worrell said.


“The gala is an opportunity to celebrate the Center and to support the impact it has within our community and throughout the region,” Adam Arceneaux said.


The Center’s 2022 gala marked a return to an on-site, in-person format after two seasons away. Featuring a headlining performance by Straight No Chaser, the sold-out event Sept. 16 at the Palladium raised more than $689,000 in support of the Center’s arts and educational programming.


The Center Celebration 2023 is set for Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Palladium. The headliner will be singer-songwriter Amy Grant, winner of six Grammy Awards, 22 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and a Kennedy Center Honor. Information and table reservations are available now at


About the Center for the Performing Arts

The mission of the nonprofit Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the Indiana community through enriching arts experiences. Its campus in Carmel, Indiana, includes the 1,500-seat Palladium concert hall, the 500-seat Tarkington proscenium theater and the black-box Studio Theater. The Center presents and hosts hundreds of events each year, including the Center Presents performance series, featuring the best in classical, jazz, pop, rock, country, comedy and other genres. Educational and experiential programming for all ages includes children’s concerts and camps, book clubs, lectures, and classes in music and dance. The Center is home to the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation and provides space and support services for six resident arts companies. More information is available at