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 provided the initial funding for Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute upon Maria’s death in 1935.
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.
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, or anyone making a monthly pledge to the Institute of $85 or more, payable on any major credit card. 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’s Fountain Elms Society 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. 2297.
MWPAI recognizes and sincerely thanks the members of the Fountain Elms Society 2014 and Fountain Elms Sponsors.
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 2014, those events will include an escorted coach trip to museums in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, an exclusive preview of our major summer exhibition, The Golden Age of European Painting, and our traditional Victorian Holiday celebration. At musical events, members can enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks. 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.
Current Members of The Fountain Elms Society