Weston & Chelsea

Dancing for: The Mint Museum

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Weston Andress

Regional President , PNC Bank, Western Carolinas

Weston M. Andress is the Regional President of Western Carolina for PNC Bank. He joined PNC in September 2012.

Mr. Andress is the senior banking executive in the Western Carolinas region. He works closely with corporate partners to implement strategies and deliver PNC’s brand in the region, which includes Charlotte, the Triad, Asheville and Greenville, Columbia, SC.

Mr. Andress is on the Boards of Directors of The Mint Museum, Read Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College Foundation. He, also, serves on the Friends of Trinity Episcopal School Board and the Levine Children’s Hospital Board of Ambassadors.

Prior to joining PNC, Mr. Andress served as chief financial officer for Carr Properties, a real estate investment company in the greater Washington, D.C. area. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Andress served as chief financial and chief investment officer, then president and trustee of Colonial Properties Trust. For 16 years, Mr. Andress worked for Bank of America, serving in various investment banking and executive roles.

Mr. Andress has chosen The Mint Museum as his cause because he recognizes the importance of vital arts institutions to the civic, cultural, and business life of this community. Not only does The Mint Museum conserve and exhibit a world-class art collection for the benefit of all, but funds given to the museum also support school field trips, after-school programs, and a wide variety of other programs to increase visual literacy and provide arts education.

A few fun facts about Weston:

  • Favorite thing to do: Grill
  • College Degrees: I graduated with honors in political science from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and hold an MBA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
  • Favorite movie:  “The Prince of Tides”
  • Favorite book/last book read: “Hillbilly Elegy”
  • Favorite work of art at the Mint: I’m a fan of the Romare Bearden collection
  • Family: Wife Marty; daughters Leah, 26,  and Caroline, 24
  • Favorite sports: Football – big Panthers fan! – and golf
  • What I’d be doing if I didn’t work at PNC: Wandering around out West hiking, fishing, and skiing


  1. Gene & Sarah: $123,135.00
  2. Patty & Juwan: $107,106.00
  3. John & Sarah: $95,000.00
  4. David & Elizabeth: $37,925.00
  5. Jennifer & Drew: $32,038.00
  6. Kandi & James: $15,150.00
Total Raised: $410,354.00

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Chelsea Dumas

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Seasons with Charlotte Ballet: 4

Chelsea began her training in Fort Wayne, IN, at New American Youth Ballet and Conservatory under the direction of Beth McLeish. She then studied ballet at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Chelsea has spent summers at The Chautauqua Institution and The School of American Ballet. Some of her favorite ballets to perform have been Balanchine’s Serenade, Who Cares? and Concerto Barocco; and Mark Diamond’s Bolero. Chelsea was an apprentice with Charlotte Ballet prior to joining the Company.

A few fun facts about Chelsea:

  • Dancing Since: Age 3
  • Favorite role she’s danced: Tinkerbell in Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Peter Pan
  • She couldn’t live without: Coffee
  • Why she dances: “Dancing has always been my biggest passion. It allows my soul to shine through.”

The Mint Museum

The Mint Museum is a leading, innovative museum of international art and design committed to engaging and inspiring all members of our global community.

The Mint Museum is dedicated to leadership in collecting, exhibiting, conserving, researching, publishing, interpreting, and sharing art and design from around the world. These commitments are central to the museum’s core values of leadership, integrity, inclusiveness, knowledge, stewardship, and innovation, promoting understanding of and respect for diverse peoples and cultures.

Through our two locations, Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph , we hope to stimulate the senses, ignite inner passion and compel our visitors to share the things that inspire them with the world. Just as our artists do.

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