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Visual Arts Center — Support

Philanthropic donations sustain Visual Arts Center activities, from the annual Artist-in-Residence program to student exhibitions to unique programs and events that serve the Austin arts community, all of which provide students with hands-on educational experiences. Gifts at all levels are appreciated — from vital investment in operating expenses, to annual underwriting support, to special programmatic support through the Visual Arts Center Endowment.

Annual support at the $1,000 level and above is acknowledged through the VAC’s membership program, the Underwriter’s Circle. Each Underwriter’s Circle member receives invitations to exclusive events, as well as recognition on the donor wall at the entrance to the VAC. Select naming opportunities are also available for a number of superior exhibition spaces within the Visual Arts Center. Partnerships with local businesses and organizations are always welcome to support public programming and special events.

Learn more about the various ways you can support the VAC by contacting:

Sondra Lomax, Executive Director and Associate Dean for Development
College of Fine Arts
(512) 471-6468

Founding Donors

A very special thanks to the Founding Donors of the Visual Arts Center Endowment

Steven W. Leslie

Curtis R. and Carol O. Kayem

Ollabelle and Gary Hall

Anne Scott Ebert

Charlene Cline Marsh
Ann S. Butler
Robin and Trey Hancock
Alma C. Madden
Allison and David Ayers
Carla and Kelly Thompson
Sara and Robert Hallam
Margaret Wilson Reckling
Mary Crouch

Underwriter’s Circle

Thank you to the Visual Arts Center Underwriter's Circle
(January 1 — December 31, 2016)

National Endowment for the Arts

Stratus Properties, Inc.

Suzanne Deal Booth

The Tapeats Fund / David Graham

Christine Mattsson and John McHale

W Hotel

Allison and David Ayers

Jeanne and Michael Klein

Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundations, Inc.

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. (The ABGB)
Margaret Barnes
Vicki Bartholow
Ellen and David Berman
Lisa Laughlin Boyd
Claire Cavender
Suzanne and Richard Cavender
Cynthia Coulson
Kaleta Doolin
Beth and Clif Douglass
Anne Scott Ebert
Kay Ebert
The Felvis Foundation / David Graham
Susanna and Richard Finnell
Deborah Green and Clayton Aynesworth
Mary Margaret Greer
Karen and Rick Hawkins
Janet and Charles Hornberger
Melanie and Charlie Jones
Ellen and David Lake
C.C. Marsh
Joan Marshall
Laurence Miller
Shalini Ramanathan and Chris Tomlinson
Stephen Redman
Caroline and Robert Schupbach
Kate and Woody Scott
Courtney and Tobin Smith
Rosemary and Matt Stewart
Gail and Rodney Susholtz
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation / Lauren Collins