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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

ART BUILDS COMMUNITY

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PROGRESS

Donated $ 331,000.
Matched by Grant $ 200,000.
Donated & Matched $ 531,000.
Goal $ 500,000.

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Eastern Shore Art Center

Capital Campaign

We have exceeded our fundraising goals for the Capital Campaign launched in 2016. The most recent donation of $10,000 by the Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival Committee/Foundation brought the total raised to $531,000.

“The community really rallied on behalf of the Art Center for our campaign, which included a $200,000 match by the Fairhope Single Tax Corporation,” said Bryant Whelan, Executive Director at ESAC. “Over 400 individuals, foundations, and businesses contributed to the effort.”

 

“While visually what people see is our beautiful new front exterior renovation,” Whelan continued, “what they don’t see were the much-needed improvements to the infrastructure made possible with those donations. The purpose of the capital campaign wasn’t just for an entrance face-lift. We were able to bring fire and security systems up to code and install new HVAC systems to address climate controls necessary for art preservation. Our exhibit lighting systems are now updated. And we are in the process of refreshing and re-installing our outdoor sculptures.”

 

Rick Kingrea, the newly appointed president of the ESAC Board of Directors, commended the past Board for the successful fundraising campaign. “We are also excited about the prospect of beginning several additional projects that have been on the back burner pending completion of the renovation,” said Kingrea. “The additional funds raised will make those projects possible, thanks to our generous donors. As a nonprofit (501c3) organization, ESAC is funded entirely by donations, charitable grants, and memberships, so these contributions literally keep ESAC thriving.”

 

Kingrea noted that while the capital campaign concerned facility improvements, this year one of the art center’s biggest goals will be to continue extending ESAC opportunities and programs to more people along the entire Eastern Shore including Daphne, Spanish Fort and all of Baldwin County.

Improvements through the Campaign

  • Brought mechanical, electrical and other systems up to peak efficiency
  • Created a stunning entrance and facade befitting the Art Center
  • Provided greater access for handicapped members of the community
  • Addressed health, safety, and comfort issues in the galleries and classrooms

Capital Campaign Donors (2016 - 2018)

  • Fairhope Single Tax Corporation
  • Welind Charitable Fund
  • Estate of Jack Sanders
  • Poarch Band of Creek Indians
  • Anonymous
  • Richard and Anita Bounds
  • COPA (Committee on Public Art)
  • Barbara and Richard Casey
  • Jack and Jolane Edwards
  • Fairhope Arts & Crafts Foundation
  • Georgia and John Jacobson
  • Allan and Nancy Rowe
  • Jim and Pam Prestwood
  • Newton and Vivian Allen
  • B & B Pecan
  • Betty Bowdoin and Margie Gewirtz
  • Louis and Moren Braswell
  • Frank and Jo Ann Caperton
  • S. Wesley and Aeana Carpenter
  • Barbara Casey
  • Angus Cooper
  • Edward and Bardee Davidson
  • Dr. Brian and Sharon Dearing
  • Sally DeMott
  • Sabe Fink
  • Frank and Zaidee Galloney
  • Gertrude Garrison
  • Mrs. Ian Glenday
  • Ottilie Halstead
  • Ann B. Hearin
  • Ron and Rose Mary Heveran
  • B. G. and John Ward Hinds
  • Dr. John B. and Stacey Howell
  • Clifton and Genie Inge
  • Rick Kingrea
  • George and Gene Kirchoff
  • Walter and Mary Lou Linne
  • Patrick MacDonald
  • Mac and Libby McCawley
  • Mason and Susan McGowin
  • A. S. Mitchell Foundation
  • Ann and Marc Miller
  • Earl and Brandly Monroe
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Muscat
  • Sara B. Neal
  • Will and Deborah Newberry
  • Derek and Ursel Norman
  • Smith and Jessica Prestwood
  • Jan Pruitt
  • Larry and Nancy Sims
  • Jim and Valery Smith
  • M. W. Smith, Jr. Foundation
  • Doreen Elizabeth Sorrels
  • Robert and Leslie Anne Tarabella
  • Dr. E. M. and Anita Toler
  • Tonsmeire Charitable Foundation
  • Len and Pam Turner
  • Sherri and Randy Williams
  • Volkert, Inc.
  • Roger Ahrens and Dr. Evelyn Hume
  • Jeff and Sue Beard
  • Dr. and Mrs. Gene Brabston
  • Ann R Brooks
  • Joe and Betty Brown
  • Robert Brown
  • Susan Carr
  • Ken and Marsha Cole
  • Joseph and Priscilla Comer
  • Barbara Curtis
  • Robin Fabel
  • James and Kate Fisher
  • Robert and Ellen Glasscock
  • James and Lucy Harrison
  • Clay and Patty Havard
  • James and Mona Hood
  • Mike and Phyllis Hood
  • Martha Markline Hopkins
  • Sally and Bo Huffman
  • Dottie Hughes
  • Joe and Emalyn Johnson
  • Craig and Ashley Jones 
  • Johnny and Willa Lyle
  • Bud (James) and Cile McNeese
  • Peter and Gillette Muller
  • Bill and Susan Munson
  • Nall
  • Michael and Margaret Neely
  • Terry and Janie Nobles
  • Vicki O’Neill
  • Jim and Brenda Parnell
  • Joe and Nancy Raia 
  • Corinne Ramming
  • Marshall Shoemaker, MD, PC
  • Lewey and Sharon Stephens, III
  • H. Clay and Dianne Swanzy
  • Cathe and Craig Tappan
  • Jane Tucker and Charles Mixon
  • Lea Verneuille
  • Rick and Susie Wallace
  • Philip and Alice Webb
  • Bill and Susan Wismar
  • Bill and Claudia Ainsworth
  • Dick and Betty Allen
  • Pauline and Ferrell Anders
  • David and Julie Bagwell
  • M.M. (Pinky) Bass
  • Robert Battaglia
  • Art and Barbara Bayer
  • Sharon Bell
  • Benchmark Homes Group, LLC
  • Dianne and Mark Bernasconi
  • Judy Bishop-Woods and John Woods
  • Cheryl Boyce
  • Joanne Brandt
  • Buddy and Kay Braswell
  • Mark and Jennie Breslin
  • Elizabeth Brinkley
  • John Brown
  • Carol Anne Brown
  • Christine Bruenn and Bogan Brooks
  • Cathy Brumback, PhD, PC
  • Steven Carey
  • Dick and Joan Casey
  • Nicole Clint
  • Adrienne Clow
  • Bill and Linda Cone
  • Johnny and Mary Cook
  • AJ and bj Cooper
  • Ken and Patricia Cooper
  • Walter Costilow
  • Gary and Teresa Cowles
  • Joan Cowles
  • Gay S. Crane
  • Jeanne Frederick Cummings
  • Pat D’Olive
  • Karen Davies
  • Diana and Jim Deason
  • Steve and Terry Delker
  • Don and Carolyn Dohn
  • John and Carol Ann Dorgan
  • Fairhope Physical Therapy, Inc
  • Linda Farris
  • Charles Faulkner
  • Fred and Andi Fisher
  • R. Lynne Fitzgerald
  • John and Robin Fitzhugh
  • Linda Florence
  • Judy Gardiner
  • Connie Gatz
  • Linda Gibson
  • Susan Godwin and Phil Norris
  • Maybelle Godwin
  • Dr. and Mrs. Russell Goodloe, Jr.
  • John Hafner
  • Ed and Dana Hammele
  • Mara Hamner
  • Patti Hanafourde
  • J. Kenneth Hanak
  • Jim and Vivien Harmon
  • Bill and Jeri Harrison
  • Bruce and Nancy Henke
  • Peter and Mary Louise Herndon
  • Phyllis Hicks and Dave Schleh
  • Melinda and Donald Hicks
  • Fred and Becky Hill
  • Janet Hinton
  • Frank and Janet Hixon
  • Arthur and Marilyn Holder
  • Frank O. Hollon, Jr.
  • Sonny Howard
  • Clara Jackson
  • Dr. Thomm Johnson
  • Skip and Barbara Jones
  • Albert Key
  • G.S. Khalsa
  • Patricia and Catherine King
  • Walter Kirkland and  Judy Culbreth
  • Catherine Kiser
  • Myra Koch
  • Edward and Ruth B. Lamonte
  • Jean Lawrence
  • Thelma Legg
  • David and Jeanie Lindsey
  • Donald and Linda Lindsey
  • Mary & David Lucas
  • Emilee and Champ Lyons
  • Maggie MacKellar
  • Charlotte Mackin
  • Robert and Ellen Maldonado
  • Eleanora B. Mauritson
  • Wilson and Louise McClelland
  • Fran McDowell
  • Dr. and Mrs. J. Thomas McLaughlin
  • Ann McLaurin
  • Champ and Anne Meyercord
  • Tim and Mary Michael
  • Dr. Fredric Michaels and Ms. Ashley Gallagher
  • Sheila Trimm Mickler
  • Arch Middleton
  • Montrose Historic Preservation Study Club
  • Paul and D’Juana Moreno
  • Geri Moulton
  • Malia Mullican
  • Ron and Maureen Muschel
  • Nancy Myrick
  • Craig and Cynthia Nelson
  • Charlie and Carolyn Newcomer
  • Mary Winslow Ollinger
  • Panini Pete’s Cafe
  • Clyde and Ruth Panneton
  • Michelle Patton and Mike Schiebert
  • Geraldine Payne
  • Leanne Tanner Pearson
  • Lyman and Gail Phillips
  • Dr. Izzy and Janette Pike
  • Robert Pritchard
  • Jack Purser and Kathie Farnell
  • Susan Richard
  • Bobby Radcliff
  • Bob and Vicki Riggs
  • Patt Robles
  • Christie A. Rose
  • Marian Rosenquist
  • Alan E. and Myrna Rothfeder
  • Vincent and Alba Russo
  • Stephen Savage
  • Dick Schneider
  • Howard and Elizabeth Schramm, Jr.
  • Eastern Shore Eye Care
  • Robert Schuning and Mary Stewart
  • Julie Seidell
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Seifert
  • Joyce Shields
  • Suzanne Simms
  • Sandy and Sallie Smith
  • Bubba and Mary Ann Spell
  • David and Maria Spies
  • G. Barker Jr. and Susan Stein
  • Anne Stemp
  • Craig and Sandy Stepan
  • Stone, Granade & Crosby, P.C.
  • Donald and Ann Stone
  • Joseph Taylor
  • Diane and Jim Thomas
  • John and Nancy Thompson
  • Joyce Torgerson
  • Melvin Turner
  • Priscilla Vilord
  • John Wade
  • Wayne Walker
  • Susan and Wayne Ward
  • C.J. and Robert Weinstein
  • Jeff and Appleton Weston
  • Jo Ann Wettlaufer
  • Bryant and Patrick Whelan
  • Savan Wilson
  • Chuck and Loula Wilson
  • Steve and Betty Woolley
  • Ferd and Sue Zundel

How you can help

Donate, donate, donate! Some people assume that the Art Center is owned and maintained by the City, but is is not. For more than 50 years ESAC has been the epicenter for the arts on the Eastern Shore through grant funding, contributions, memberships, and fundraising activities. The facility is owned by the Association and governed by its volunteer board of directors.

 

You can show your support for the Art Center and all of its programs; first through membership, and then by making a contribution to the Capital Campaign – a contribution will be matched by the Fairhope Single Tax Corporation dollar for dollar.




Thank you for your faith in and support of the Eastern Shore Art Center, and thank you for any contributions you may make. We’re so excited about this project and hope you are too!

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