The Endowment Trust
The Visual Arts Center Endowment Trust provides long term financial management of donated funds to support the future of the arts and provide long term funding sustainability for the Visual Arts Center. It is managed by a twelve member Visual Arts Center Endowment Trust Board.
Ensuring the Future
A significant step in ensuring the continuity of art for future generations took place in 1998 when the Endowment Trust was established to support the Visual Arts Center. Critical early funding came from the estates of Fred Babcock and Carolyn Bretz with a later major gift from the William and Betty Lou Baxter estate. The Lala Kaiser Trust contributes quarterly distributions and Dr. William and Suzanne Bowles created an endowment to further the art of portraiture. Additionally, hundreds of donors have established endowment accounts, both large and small, many of which have grown over time. Donations come from art lovers, volunteers, and artists alike. The common element is that they understand the power of art and want it to exist beyond their lifetimes.
As the Trust continues to grow, it can ensure that the Visual Art Center's reach and content continue to meet the needs of our current and future generations. Annual income from the Trust supports important Visual Arts Center programs and capital requirements. The Trust helps to ensure stability and growth, so the Visual Arts Center's reach and resources can meet the needs of tomorrow.
|Donations of $1,000 or more are noted in the Visual Arts Center's Annual Report as well as in printed programs for major art exhibits. The Art Angel Wall, located in the Visual Arts Center, recognizes donations of $5,000 or greater.|
Endowment Trust Officers:
- Becky Bovell, President
- Paula McQueen, Vice President
- Ron Olsen, Treasurer
- Keith Callaghan, Recording Secretary
- Denise Henry, Corresponding Secretaty
- Ingrid Carroll
- Katherine DesEnfants
- Guy Emerich
- Faiza Kadir
- Sue Krasny
- Constance Robinson, VAC President
- Rebecca Durig, Director Emeritus
You Can Make A Difference!
Make a Donation: Give to the Endowment Trust. Contribute a small or large amount, lump sum, or donate over time. The Trust can work with you to carry out your wishes. An immediate donation may be made through a gift of cash or appreciated securities. A donation for up to five years may be made through a signed pledge with fixed payments. Many giving opportunities include potential tax benefits. Consult with your financial planner to find the best choice for you:
- Marketable Stocks & Bonds
- Real Estate
- Corporate Matching Funds
Leave a Legacy: Consider including the Endowment Trust in your Will, Trust or Estate Planning. You will be helping to insure the future of art for generations to come.
Attend Palette to Palate: Join us for the Endowment Trust’s biennial fundraising event to support the arts. Palette to Palate is an elegant artistic evening featuring sumptuous dining accompanied by original art works and dazzling centerpieces created by a variety of talented artists. The next Palette to Palate dinner will happen in 2020; check back for details.
Donate now or for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be benefiting the power of art for future generations in our community.