When Dennis McFadden takes the helm as director on February 1, the Academy Art Museum is poised to begin an exciting new chapter. What’s happening in the interim has been equally remarkable! Members, friends, trustees and staff have stepped up and pitched in, and our latest Academy magazine attests to the results: exhibitions, classes, lectures, concerts, and more to spark the mind and stimulate the senses.
With deepest appreciation for your ongoing support, therefore, I am writing to ask you also to consider a generous gift or pledge toward our 2014-15 Annual Appeal. As you probably know, the Annual Appeal is both the largest source of contributed income and the critical element that funds exceptional and affordable arts experiences for the whole community.
Last year’s response helped underwrite 26 exhibitions, including the blended cultures of Wye House, emerging Baltimore artist Chul Hyun Ahn, and master wood craftsman Vicco Von Voss, American Landscapes from a private collection, and more! In addition, we offered 96 classes and workshops for adults and engaged more than 2,700 students through ArtReach, our partnership with area schools. We also doubled our Art to Go program, bringing arts enrichment to more than 1,200 adults in underserved and special needs communities.
In FY 2014-15, we must raise $375,000 in order to continue advancing our mission. To help meet this goal, would you consider a gift to this year’s Appeal? Your generosity will help launch a marvelous new era; the best is yet to come!
I welcome your thoughtful consideration of this request and encourage your prompt response. In the meantime, please accept my heartfelt thanks for your continued enthusiasm, engagement, and financial support.
Kay W. Perkins, Chairman
Board of Trustees
Your contribution helps underwrite ArtREACH, a free program for students, K-12.
The Academy Art Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
If you prefer sending a check, our address is: 106 South Street, Easton, MD 21601.