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
The following individuals, businesses, and other organizations have supported the Pence from November 16 to March 13, 2018:

$100 - $249

Bill & Carolyn Kopper
Marylee Hardie
Dan Dowling
Lou Fox & Marnelle Gleason
Ellen & Susan Coppock
Dr. Robert Phillips
Ginger Joyce & Oliver Stanton
Judy Wydick
Eric & Channa Roe
Jay and Jean Lund
Bruce & Mary Alice Carswell
Carol Durham
Sharon & Elliot Rose
Sayako Dairiki & Jon Hammond
Michael Stevens & Suzanne Adan
Sherman & Hannah Stein
Judith & Andrew Gabor
Miriam Wells & Glen Wilson
Steve & Linda Boutin
Brookes & Max Byrd
John & Sandra Kniep
Maxine and Mel Solomon
Roy Kaplan & Janet Saunders
Robert & Margaret Eldred
Rosalie Vanderhoef
Bob & Gayle BonDurant
Carrie Ceniseroz & Jonathan Rothman
Christian & Magdalene Larsen
Robert & Joyce Wisner
Brooks Painting
M.L. Linville
Garrett Landscaping
Wayne Schrader, Optometrist
Kristin Kelleher Wong
Loyola Landscape
Richard McCapes
Anne Duffey
Raymond & Verena Borton


$250 - $499

Daniel & Sarah Hrdy
Fred & Mary Bliss
Matt & Whitney Thornburg
Bret Hewitt
Yvonne Clinton
Kathy & Henry Thornhill
Pat Kelleher
Lisa Sawyer & John Lescoart
Dick & Carol Bourne
Delaine Eastin
Lorenzo Kristov & Robin Kozloff
Janet Day
Peter & Marilyn Moyle
Kim Eichorn, Lyon Real Estate
Sharna & Mike Hoffman
Marge Callahan

$500 - $999

Sherry Cauchois
Rosa Marquez
Ken Kirsch & Ellen Moriarty
Andrew Anker & Nancy Leroy
Tandem Properties

$1,000 - $4,999

Jamie Madison
Diane Makley
Bill & Nancy Roe
Mark M. Glickman CPA
Tom Doyle & Kathy Joseph
Wil Uecker & Karen Fess
City of Davis
Community Services
Jim & Sue Smith

$5,000 + UP

City of Davis
Community Arts Grant

Bob & Joanne Andresen




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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