The Weatherspoon Art Museum has long enjoyed the financial and volunteer support of the greater Greensboro community. Museum membership and individual gifts provide between twenty and twenty-five percent of the annual operating budget, the rest of which derives from the State of North Carolina, UNCG, grants, private foundations and corporations. With ongoing budget cuts from the state and university, individual, corporate, and foundation support are more vital than ever, providing an ever-growing portion of the Weatherspoon’s annual operating budget.
The Weatherspoon has received funding for exhibitions, educational and outreach initiatives, conservation and publications from American Express, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Cemala Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Deluxe Corporation Foundation, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, The Hillsdale Fund, Inc., F. M. Kirby Foundation, Fairway Outdoor Advertising, FedEx Services, Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Henry Luce Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Jaguar Land Rover of Greensboro, a Flow Automotive Company, Kinder Morgan Foundation, Lincoln Financial Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, North Carolina Arts Council, Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation, VF Corporation, Weatherspoon Art Museum Association, and xpedx/The Dillard Fund.
Sponsorships, goods, services and discounts have also been provided by 1618 West Seafood Grille, 1703 Restaurant, Binswanger Glass, the Blue Bell Foundation - Burlington Industries Foundation and International Textile Group, Boulton Creative, Christie's, Cone Mills Charitable Trust, Country Vintner, Goat Lady Dairy, Graphic Visual Solutions, Halstead Foundation, McGladrey & Pullen LLP, Maxie B’s, Mutual Distributing Company, Natty Greene’s Brewing Co., Octoberlight Design, Our State Magazine, Partymakers/Rental Works, Photobiz, The Printery, Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants and Hotels, Scott Crowder Photography, Tate Street Coffee, UNCG Alumni Relations, UNCG School of Music, Wells Fargo Private Bank and Wells Fargo Family Wealth, WUAG, Zen Cat Bakery, and many generous individuals.
If you wish to make a non-membership GIFT DONATION to the Weatherspoon Art Museum please click HERE.
75TH ANNIVERSARY THANK YOU
Our enormous thanks go to all who made the 75th Anniversary Gala an incredible success!
Honorary co-chairs: Barbara Boulton and Sarah Warmath; co-chairs Frances Bullock, Barbara Peck, and Cecelia Thompson
Committee members: Nancy Beaver, Beth Boulton, Nancy Bryan, Chip Callaway, Rod Cooper, Brian Criscuolo, Katherine Davey, Eileen Fitzgerald, Monica Johnston, Ashley Jones, Leslie Ketner, Liza Lee, Hillary Meredith, Bradshaw Orrell, Sarah Poole, Joan Stone, Susan Veazey, and Lynn Wooten
A very special thanks to: Boulton Creative, Bradshaw Orrell Interiors, and PreMedia Group for generously contributing their professional services
And heartfelt thanks to our generous sponsors:
Platinum Sponsors: Jane R. Kearns and Leslie and Robert Ketner
Gold Sponsors: Adair Armfield, Gail Boulton, and Frances and Frank Bullock
Silver Sponsors: Lindsey and Frank Auman, Nancy and Jim Bryan, Lisa and Willie Bullock, Eileen Fitzgerald and Bill Soles, Laura and Robert Green, International Textile Group, Monica and Robert Johnston, Jeanette Cone Kimmel, Jane and Richard Levy, Anne and Myron Liptzin, Laurie and Oliver Lloyd, Gib McEachran, Susan and Joey Nehmen, Rodney Ouzts and Massimo Fantechi, JoAnne Safrit, Sarah Warmath, and Lauren and David Worth
Bronze Sponsors: Margaret and William Benjamin, Barbara and Robert Boulton, Beth Boulton and Holt Gwyn, Betty and Benjamin Cone, Jr., Gail and Gene LeBauer, Mary Wood Copeland and Joseph Guy, Candace and Roger Cummings, Morgan and Jack Horner, Jacqueline Humphrey, Lisa and Buster Johnson, Carol and Semour Levin, Kathy Manning and Randall Kaplan, Susan and Mackey McDonald, Deborah and Kenneth Miller, Kerrie Orrell and John Ellison, Betsy and Mitchell Oakley, Beatrice Schall and Anthony Merges, and Jeanne Tannenbaum.
Additional Gala Supporters: Jane Cochrane, Marge and Richard Cromer, Kim and Erick Ellsweig, Heidi and David Freilich, Charisse and Phil Kleinman, Lincoln Financial Foundation, Misty McCall, Jane and Lloyd Peterson, Kevin and Elizabeth Phillips, Linda and Tom Sloan.
75th Anniversary Year Sponsors & Gifts: Arts Greensboro, Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, Cemala Foundation, Despina Giving Fund, Hillsdale Fund, Jane R. Kearns, F. M. Kirby Foundation, Carol and Seymour Levin, Lincoln Financial Foundation, UNCG Office of the Provost, Porter Aichele, and Weaver Foundation
In-Kind Support: Black Stallion Winery, Makers 46, and Effen Vodka
Design Resources: Randy McMannus Designs, Sound Illusions, and Southern Event Rental