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.

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 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 March 2 – June 2, 2017. During this period, we also received many generous gifts on the Big Day of Giving.

$100 - $249

Kari Copley
Chris and Dana Daubert
Rebecca Ryland and Richard Krogsrud
Thomas Frankel
Lydia Baskin
Carol Durham
Malcolm Mackenzie
Patricia Kelleher
Eric Roe
Priscilla and Stuart Ross
Helen and Cap Thomson
Naomi Williams
Craig Johnson
Doriene Marshall
Edelgard Brunelle
Hoy Carman
The Artery
Stuart and Willa Pettygrove
Cynthia Gerber
Jean Lund
Anne Gray
Marti and William Schoen
Cynthia and Roy Kroener
Lynda Trowbridge
Natalia Baltazar
Margo Surovik Bohnert
Alzada Knickerbocker
Joyce Wisner
Meredith Burns
Miriam Wells
Nancy Bardach
Candace Harrison
Michael Radin
Marylee Hardie
William Kenefick
Brookes Byrd
Bob and Gayle BonDurant
Christian and Magdalene Larsen
Sydney Moberg
Joanna Scheib
Carroll and Karen Cook
Alan and Sue Colombano
Thomas Chin
Steve and Linda Book
Allen and Megan Lowry
Felicia Espina Miller
Mark McCarthy
Charlene and Daniel Simmons
Dr. Robert Phillips
Chris Corbett Design
Kristin Kelleher Wong
Blake's Heating and Air Conditioning
Claire Black Slotton
Garrett Landscape Construction
Roger and Claudia Salquist
Loyola Landscape Construction
Cynthia Gerber and Diane Lardelli
Mary Brooks
Andy Gagnon Landscapes
Jeffrey Gualco
John and Elysa Hillis
Richard Bradley


$250 - $499

Dr. Wayne Schrader
Ann and Stewart Teal
Jan and Malcolm Walker
Mary Tupper
Joe Tupin
Sheri Watson/Raven's Corner Framing
Isabel Shaskan
John Curtaz
Lorenzo Kristov
Lars Anderson
Dorothy Yerxa and Michael Reinhart
Carolyn Ceniseroz &
Jonathan Rothman
Susan Mann
Bret Hewitt
Jacqueline Ames
Shoshana Zelder
Davis Ace Hardware
Kimberly Eichorn, Lyon Real Estate
Pam Marrone, Marrone Bio Innovations
Ron Brown Construction
Cathy and Chuck Farman
Robin Affrime and Jim Gray
Lynne Rumery
Jennifer Anderson
Les and Mary DeWall
Ray and Verena Borton
Stan and Laville Logan
Kay Smith
Sharna and Mike Hoffman
Thomas and Mary Jo Compton
$500 - $999

Tandem Properties
Suzanne M. Kimmel
Ruth and Clyde Bowman
Margaret Johns
John and Lois Crowe
Joanne Andresen
Jeanette Copley
Fredrick Bliss
Congressman John Garamendi
Clive Watson
Carol Smith
Andrew Anker
Amina Harris

$1,000 - $9,999

Tom Doyle and Kathy Joseph
John and Christine Bruhn
Maryann Steinert-Foley
Emanuel and Peggy Epstein
Bonnie and Kit Lam
Wayne Thiebaud Foundation

$10,000 + UP

Mark M. Glickman



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