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. 2129.

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

$10,000 and Above
Francis J. & Ruth Pugliese
$5,000 to $9,999 
Gilbert & Ildiko Butler
Richard & Constance Griffith
$2,500 to $4,999 
Joseph A. Abraham
Vige E. Barrie & Dr. James Frederick
Ms. Bette Y. Bloom
John C. & Christopher Brown
Daniel Cominsky
Michael D. & Kate Cominsky
Joseph & Michelle Corasanti
Dorian & Steven Critelli
Donna Harkavy & Jonathan Price
Mark & Wendy Levitt
Anthony & Mariann Spiridigloizzi
Alan & Linda Vincent
$1,000 to $2,499 
Anonymous (3)
John J. Bach, Jr.
Stephen W. Barth & Denise Hash
Barbara & Francis Bennett
Dr. Sidney & Dr. Susan Blatt
Dr. William L. Boyle, Jr.
Natalie Brown
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Caldwell III
Gerard T. Capraro & Barbara J. Galvin
Dr. Rand Carter
Connie N. Corasanti
Linda Cox & Robert Heins
William C. & Jacqueline Craine
Ronald & Sheila Cuccaro
Anna & Paul D'Ambrosio
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Damsky
Richard & Barbara Decker
Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Degen
Susan W. & B. Lees Divine
Mr. & Mrs. G. Leiter Doolittle
Ron & Jennifer Draper
Stan Friedman & Dr. Eileen Friedman
Hon. & Mrs. Anthony J. Garramone
Anna S. Giacobbe & Peter Welge
David & Sharon Goldenson
Mr. & Mrs. Bartle J. Gorman
David & Laura Grey
David & Janet Griffith
J. K. & Hedy Anne Hage
Joyce Day Homan
Chip & Judy Hummel
Dr. Douglas Hurd & Dr. Cynthia Parlato-Hurd
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher J. Kelly
Steven & Monica Kowalsky
Elizabeth R. Lemieux, Ph.D.
William F. Locke
Rona Lucas
Ken & Judy Marchione
F. X. III & Pamela G. Matt
Mrs. Melva Max

$1,000 to $2,499 cont.
Deborah McCulloch & Richard Ramsey
Elizabeth McDowell & Floyd Olney
John & Catherine McEnroe
Donna & Chuck Moran
Bob Mortis & Brooke Thormahlen
Dr. Kenneth Novak & Dr. Ellen Blum
Theresa M. Palmiero
Mike and Kelly Parsons
John Pierson
Brian Potasiewicz
Mark Potasiewicz
Albert Pylinski
Anne Redfern & Graham Egerton
Earle C. Reed
Linda Romano & Russell Petralia
Alice Root & John Dahlin
Vincent J. Rossi, Esq.
John & Deanna Sammon
Joe Schmidt
Dr. Nancy A. Shaheen & Kirk A. Evans
Barry Sinnot
Tom E. Sinnott
Robert & Sheila Smith
Elizabeth & John Snyder
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Spath
Mr. & Mrs. John B. Stetson
Eugene & Clare Thaw
Mr. & Mrs. Norman L. Turner
Gail Nackley Uebelhoer, Eqs.
In memory of Diane Morelle vanderKraan
Lisa & George Walchusky
Stephen L. & Lynn Walthall
Martha & Richard Widdicombe
Dr. & Mrs. Michael G. Zahn
Corporate Fountain Elms Society
$2,500 to $4,999
Adirondack Bank
Meyda Lighting, Inc.
Prime, Buchholz & Associates, Inc.
$1,000 to $2,499
Adirondack Financial Services Corporation
Bank of Utica
Birnie Bus Service, Inc.
Bond, Schoenick & King
Black River Systems Co., Inc.
Carbone Auto Group
Caruso McLean Investment Advisors
Gatehouse Media, Observer-Dispatch
Jay-K Lumber
Northland Communications
Townsquare Media
Trainor Associates
Utica First Insurance Company
WRVO Public Media

WXUR, The Drive

As of January 1, 2017

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