Join The Fountain Elms Society

Join The Fountain Elms Society

The Proctors

The Proctors

While on the porch of Fountain Elms more than 75 years ago, Frederick, Thomas, and Maria Proctor agreed that arts and culture are the foundation of a great community. In order to lay that foundation, they established a financial plan that, upon Maria’s death in 1935, provided the initial funding for Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute.

Now, as we approach the 75th anniversary of our founding, the Institute has established The Fountain Elms Society to seek out, engage and recognize those families and individuals who share the Proctors’ passion for arts and culture in our community.

Our art collections, the performances we bring to the Mohawk Valley, the exceptional educational programs we provide to students of all ages, enhance the Proctors’ vision for this community.

Charter membership in The Fountain Elms Society is open to all who choose to provide support to the Institute of $1,000 or more each year. In addition to enhancing the financial stability of MWPAI and providing important support to our ongoing programs, members of the Society enjoy special access and privileges.

As a member of MWPAI, you recognize the important role that the Institute plays in the quality of life for all residents of our region. To explore how your generosity can add to this amazing legacy, please contact our development office at 315-797-0000, ext. 2124 or by Email.


MWPAI recognizes and sincerely thanks the members of the Fountain Elms Society 2012.

In addition to providing important financial support to the Institute, Society members enjoy special access to Institute programs, exclusive receptions and events, and unique cultural opportunities. Discover the benefits of membership in the Society by contacting Director of Development at 797-0000 ext. 2297or by Email.

Joseph Abraham
Ms. Helen-Jean Arthur
Robert Baber and Nancy Cote Baber
John J. Bach, Jr.
James Frederick & Vige Barrie
Kenneth Bausch & Melissa Reynolds
Greg and Julie Benincasa
Dr. Sidney & Dr. Susan Blatt
Bette Y. Bloom
Dr. William L. Boyle, Jr.
Craig and Barbara Brodock
John C. Brown
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Caldwell III
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Callahan
Enessa Carbone and Sal Raspante
The Hon. And Mrs. Richard J.
Rand Carter
Stephen & Stacy Caruso
Lorraine Marie Chanatry-Howell
Bernadette T. Clark & H. Tom Clark
Max Cohen
Chester Cohen
Bob and Ellie Cohen
Daniel Cominsky
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Cominsky
Eugene & Connie N. Corasanti
Joseph and Michelle Corasanti
Dr. John Costello and Dr. Patrick Costello
Mrs. Richard W. Couper
Dorian & Steven Critelli
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Cuccaro
Anna & Paul D'Ambrosio
Mr.& Mrs. Michael Damsky
Richard and Barbara Decker
J.C. Degni
Mary McLean Evans

David & Janet Griffith
Stan & Eileen Friedman
Karl & Leslie Gabosh
Dr. Brian Gaffney
Peter and Marianne Gaige
Dr. Joseph Gale & Dr. Steven
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence T. Gilroy III
David & Sharon Goldenson
Ronald P. & Cecelia A. Gouse
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Green
Richard & Constance Griffith
JK Hage III and Hedy Hage
George A. Hambrecht
Donna Harkavy & Jonathan Price
Mrs. Lotis B. Howland
Chip and Judy Hummel
Gary & Judy Kavney
Dr. Ronald & Mary Kaye
Dr. Michael Kelberman
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Kelly
Leigh Keno
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kirkpatrick
Dr. and Mrs. Raouf Kodsy
Steven & Monica Kowalsky Family
Betty Krulik
Ms. Lisa Lemieux
Mark & Wendy Levitt
William F. Locke
Rona Lucas
Fred & Carrie Matt
Mrs. F.X. Matt II
Susan & Nick Matt
F.X. III & Pamela G. Matt
Dr. and Mrs. Christopher C. Max
Mr. Albert Mazloom
Michael Wade & Mary Malone
Mr. John and Ms. Catherine McEnroe

Carin Mei
Laura Morris
Robert Mortis & Brooke Thormahlen
Donald Neiman
Anne & Tom Nelson
Cathy Newell and Rick Walters
Dr. Kenneth Novak & Dr. Ellen Blum
Daniel O'Leary & Kathy Bouchard
Brian and Peggy O'Shea
Dr. Cynthia J. Parlato-Hurd and
       Dr. Douglas Hurd
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Parsons
Brian Potasiewicz
F. Eugene & Loretta Romano
Linda Romano and Russ Petralia
Alice Root and John Dahlin
Vincent and Elizabeth Rossi
John & Deanna Sammon
Dr. Paul Schweizer
Dr. George Shaheen
Dr. Nancy A. Shaheen & Kirk A. Evans
Sandra Lee Fenske & Joseph Silberlicht
Tom Sinnott
Barry Sinnott
Bradley Sklar
Robert & Sheila Smith
Wesley Smith and Diane Wolfe
Family of Anthony Spiridigloizzi
Mr. & Mrs. John B. Stetson
Harry Sturges
Marie Sturges
Mary Karen Vellines
Alan & Linda Vincent
Lisa & George Walchusky
Stephen L. & Lynn Walthall
Martha & Richard Widdicombe
John & Kathy Zogby


New Payment Options Make it Easy to Join the Fountain Elms Society

MWPAI President Anthony J. Spiridigloizzi has announced that membership in the Fountain Elms Society is now available to anyone making a monthly pledge to the Institute of $85 or more, payable on any major credit card.

The Fountain Elms Society recognizes and rewards the Institute’s most generous donors whose financial support is crucial to the future of MWPAI.

This monthly pledge option makes membership accessible to those who are passionate about their support of art and culture in the community, but are more comfortable making modest, monthly gifts rather than a single large payment. “The Society is a gathering of wonderful friends of the Institute who enjoy our programs and the social events that celebrate their commitment,” Spiridigloizzi said. “I want to make sure that all who want to take advantage of the membership benefits are able to do so.”

Each member of the Society contributes at least $1,000 annually in support of the Institute’s programs. Membership benefits include reciprocal privileges at many museums throughout North America, discounts to most Institute programs, unlimited free admission to special ticketed exhibitions, and invitations to at least four events solely for Fountain Elms Society members each year.

During 2012, those events will include an escorted coach trip to a significant arts performance in central New York, an exclusive preview of our major summer exhibition, Shadow of the Sphinx, and our traditional Victorian Holiday celebration. Members are also invited to a curator-guided “behind the scenes” tour of one of our museum buildings and art storage facility for a group of up to ten family members, friends, and colleagues.

To learn more about the Fountain Elms Society, or to enroll either directly or through the monthly payment plan, contact our development office  at 797-0000, extension 2124 or email.