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, titled 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.

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 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 increased 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
We thank you all for helping us serve the community! The following individuals and businesses have supported us from Dec. 8 to Mar. 1, 2017.

$100 - $249

Allen and Megan Lowry

Anne Duffey

Blake's Heating and Air Conditioning

Brookes and Max Byrd

Brooks Painting, Inc

Cap and Helen Thomson

Carrie Ceniseroz and Jonathan Rothman

Chris Corbett Design

Claire Slotton Black

Clyde and Ruth Bowman

Cynthia Gerber

Diane Lardelli

Diane Moore

Dick and Carol Bourne

Dick McCapes

Dr. Wayne Schrader

Garrett Landscape Construction

Helge and Birgitta Olsen

Janet Saunders and Roy Kaplan

Jessie Ann Owens

John and Sandra Kniep

Jonathan Hammond and Sayako Dairiki

Judith Gabor

Kristin Kelleher Wong

Linda and Dr. Henry Bennett DDS

Loyola Landscape Construction

M. Linville

Margo Surovik-Bohnert

Marilyn Judson

Martin Morse

Mary Brooks

Miriam Wells and Glen Wilson

Oliver Stanton and Ginger Joyce

Peggy Leander

Raymond and Verena Borton

Rebecca Ryland and Richard Krogsrud

Robert and Margaret Eldred

Roger and Claudia Salquist

Rosalie Vanderhoef

Sharon and Elliot Rose

Sherman and Hannah Stein

Sunny Shine

Suzie Chock-Hunt & Patrick Hunt

The Davis Dirt

Thomas and Mary Jo Compton

William and Carolyn Kopper

$250 - $499

Ann Evans and David Thompson

Ashley and Gary Nunes

Bea and Gary Seed

Bob and Joyce Wisner

Bob and Wendy Chasen

Cantor and Company

Darleen Coppersmith

Davis Ace Hardware

Delaine Eastin

Dr. Barry and Lois Ramer

Ellen Sherman

Eric and Channa Roe

Fred Bliss

Joe and Betty Tupin

John and Laura Peters

Kathy and Henry Thornhill

Kimberly Eichorn

Matt and Whitney Thornburg

Nicole Carbo and Ramiro Zuniga

Pat Kelleher

Paul and Linda Parsons

Peggy and Emanuel Epstein

Roma & Prem Devanbu

Stacey Epstein and Loris Degioanni

Yvonne Clinton

$500 - $999

Amina Harris

Andrew Anker and Nancy Leroy

Bill and Nancy Roe

Bobby Coyote

MAK Design + Build

Sherry Cauchois

Wayne Thiebaud

$1,000 - UP

Carbahal and Company

City of Davis

Judith Wydick

Lindsay Anne Weston

Lou Fox and Marnelle Gleason

Mark M. Glickman

Marylee Hardie

Philip and Dawn Daro

Tandem Properties



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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