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

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

Joseph A. Abraham
John J. Bach, Jr.
James Frederick & Vige Barrie
Dr. Sidney & Dr. Susan Blatt
Bette Y. Bloom
Dr. Kenneth Novak & Dr. Ellen Blum
Dr. William L. Boyle, Jr.
Jeff Brandstadt, Black River Systems Co.
Gerard T. Capraro & Barbara J. Galvin
John C. Brown
The  Gilbert & Ildiko Butler Family Foundation
Rich Callahan, NBT Bank
Rand Carter
Stephen Caruso, Caruso McClean Financial Services
Hon. Bernadette & Mr. H. Tom Clark
Bob Cohen, Meyda Tiffany
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Cominsky
Joseph & Michelle Corasanti
Eugene & Connie N. Corasanti
Dorian & Steven Critelli
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Cuccaro
Anna & Paul D'Ambrosio
Rudy D'amico Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Mr.& Mrs. Michael Damsky
Richard & Barbara Decker
Fred & Connie Degen
Susan W. & B. Lees Divine
Mr. & Mrs. G. Leiter Doolittle
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Draper, Jr.
Charles Duncan
Empire State Development Division of Tourism Market New York Funds
John Fiume, National GridCompany
Karl and Leslie Gabosh
Hon. & Mrs. Anthony J. Garramone
Anna S. Giacobbe & Peter Welge
Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence T. Gilroy, III 
Lawrence & Jo Ann Golden
David & Sharon Goldenson
Rick Green, PJ Green
Joan Grande, McDonald's
David & Janet Griffith
Rick & Connie Griffith
Tyler Griffith
Gary & Bonnie Grossman
Ron & Cecelia Gouse
George A. Hambrecht
Donna Harkavy & Jonathan Price
Joyce Day Homan
Brian Howard, Key Private Bank
Dr. Douglas Hurd & Cynthia J. Parlato-Hurd
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher J. Kelly
Steven & Monica Kowalsky Family

Dr. & Mrs. Carl Krasniak
Betty Krulik
Dr. and Mrs. Carl Kodsy
Elizabeth R. Lemieux, Ph.D.
Mark & Wendy Levitt
William F. Locke, Adirondack Financial Services.
Rona Lucas
The F.X.Matt II Memorial Fund
F.X. III & Pamela G. Matt
Dr. & Mrs. Theodore C. Max
Albert Mazloom
John & Catherine McEnroe
Mary McLean Evans
Robert Mortis & Brooke Thormahlen
Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council
Donald Neiman
Paul Oddy, MetLife Foundation
Brian &Peggy O'Shea
Page Fund
Theresa M. Palmiero
Brian Potasiewicz
Mark Potasiewicz
Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart
Albert Pylinski, Jr., New York Central Mutual Insurance
Patrick & Linda Quinn
James & Elizabeth Ring
F. Eugene and Loretta Romano
Linda Romano & Russell Petralia
Alice Root & John Dahlin
Mr. & Mrs. Vincent J. Rossi, Jr.
John & Deanna Sammon
Paul D. Schweizer, Ph.D. & Barbara Lyon
Dr. Nancy A. Shaheen & Kirk A. Evans
Joe Betrus, Coca-Cola
Barry Sinnott
Tom E. Sinnott, Bank of Utica
Robert & Sheila Smith
Elizabeth & John Snyder
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Spath
Family of Anthony Spiridigloizzi
Mr. & Mrs. John B. Stetson
John & Kristen Sullivan
Pat Szalach, Citizen's Bank
Tara Sumner & Ted Ford
Tim Trainor, Trainor Associates
Eve Van del Wal, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Alan & Linda Vincent
Alissa Viti, M&T Bank
Lisa & George Walchusky
Stephen & Lynn Walthall
Li-Hsien Wang
Martha & Richard Widdicombe
Richard Zick, Utica First Insurance