The Art is Essential Legacy Fund

In 2016, a small group of Pence current and previous Board members united to get a new fund off the ground, entitled the ‘Art is Essential’ Legacy Fund (AIELF).  The group decided to launch a fundraising drive to honor the Pence’s 40th Anniversary.  For each year of its service to the community, the Board pledged to raise $10,000, for a total of $400,000.

The AIELF will serve to support education, exhibits, and community outreach for many years to come, and will insure the Pence’s continued success in the future.
As a nonprofit art gallery, the Pence offers over 20,000 people every year the opportunity to make, share, and talk about art. But we can’t do it without you!

Each donor can make a huge impact through their contribution.
All donations are fully tax-deductible, and will be recognized on the Pence website, newsletter and other materials. The funds are managed through an investment committee, together with the oversight of a financial broker, so that they grow for the long-term.

To make your pledge, either for one year, or multiple years, contact the Pence Director at (530) 758-3370.

Pence Pledge Form
I would like to donate the following amount.

The following donors have pledged to the AIELF over the past year:






  John & Christine Bruhn, Kit & Bonnie Lam, Lou Fox & Marnelle Gleason, Manny & Debbie Carbahal

Judith Wydick, John and Regina Hamel

Jim & Sue Smith, Gene & Carol Livingston, Wil Uecker & Karen Fess Uecker, Tom Doyle & Kathy Joseph

Dick & Joy Dorf

Bill & Nancy Roe

Goal of the Pence Gallery Sponsors Fund
With your support, we can do amazing things! Our sponsors love the visual arts, and want to make an impact that they can see locally. Sponsors help cover the costs of coordinating an exhibit, including shipping, installation, and marketing. Your donation helps and contributes to creating a culturally rich and unique environment.

Serving the Community
The Pence Gallery’s mission is to educate and inspire the community through offering high caliber art exhibits by local and regional artists and providing education programs for all ages.  Every year, we offer 18,000 visitors free admission to encounter amazing exhibits, including more than 1400 children in our hands-on art programs.

Increased Visibility
Our business donors receive the added benefit of increasing their company’s visibility in the community for their philanthropy, and can reach new audiences through the Pence’s marketing.   All sponsors receive recognition in our member invitations (circulation 600), quarterly  newsletter (circulation 600), and the Pence, visited by over 1400 people every month. In addition, sponsors recognition is an important part of the monthly Pence column in the Davis Enterprise newspaper, website and Facebook.

Annual Benefits for Sponsors:
Enthusiast $250 per year
• Listing in Pence Events quarterly member newsletter
• Acknowledgement on the annual Sponsors Fund panel in the foyer
• Invitations to donor recognition event, as well as Patron events, including studio visits, museum trips, and pre-Auction reception.

Advocate $500 per year
• All of the above
• Free rental of Conference Room
• Tour of an exhibit with Director & Artist
• Link to company’s business Sponsor’s website

Collector $1000 per year
• All of the above
• Recognition as a sponsor in all related printed and digital exhibit materials
• Free rental of Learning Center
• Exclusive sponsor of Community Gallery exhibit in consultation with Director

Connoisseur $1500 per year
• Free rental of a Gallery space
• Lunch for four including exhibit tour with Director & Artist
• Exclusive sponsor of Main Gallery exhibit in consultation with Director

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Our Sponsors
This summer from June 3 to September 21, 2017, we thank the support of the many individuals, businesses,
and foundations that gave to the Pence Gallery:

$100 - $249

Anne and David Hawke
Mick and Margaret Sheldon
Rebecca Ryland & Richard Krogsrud
Sunny Shine
Marilyn Judson
Lynda and Henry Trowbridge
Charles and Alison Roe
Cynthia Gerber
Shirley Hazlett
Jonathan Hammond and Sayako Dairiki
Helge and Birgitta Olsen
Ok-Hee Chinook Shin
Tosi Marceline and Philip Kitchen
Rachel Kline
Dr. Ellen Liebowitz
William and Madeleine Kenefick
Fred and Ann Costello
Janet Day
Samantha McCarthy and Don Mooney
Larry Nelson
Lester and Mary DeWall
Betsy True
Barbara Jackson
Marilyn Moyle
Stuart and Priscilla Ross
Barbara Elmendorf
Bob and Vicki Plutchok
Carbahal & Company
The Artery
Julia Newcomb
Bob and Joyce Wisner
in honor of Joan Hamill


$250 - $499

Scott Motley/Merrill Lynch
Joyce and Oliver Stanton
Fred Bliss
John and Lois Crowe
Marnelle Gleason and Lou Fox
Dean and Karen Karnopp
George & Rosemary Tchobanoglous
Blake's Heating and Air Conditioning
Stan and LaVille Logan
Terence Leung
Frances Leung and Don Yee
Bonnie and Kit Lam
Linda Tsao Yang
Ronald and Rosie Soohoo
City of Davis
Ray and Verena Borton

$500 - $999

Mark M. Glickman
Far Western Anthropological Research Group
Anne Gray

Helen Richardson

$1,000 - $9,999

Chris and Dana Daubert
Tandem Properties
Bill and Nancy Roe

$10,000 + UP



212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616 | phone 530.758.3370 | fax 530.758.4670 | Open Hours Tue-Sun 11:30 AM - 5 PM | 2nd Friday ArtAbout Reception 6-9 PM (free admission)

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