Gift For Gail

After more than 40 years of service to the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA), with 20 as the R. Hugh Daniel Director, Gail Andrews is retiring. It is hard to quantify her myriad contributions to the BMA and our community. When asked what she is most proud of, Gail invariably reflects on the creation of inclusive programming that fosters audience diversity and represents the broader community, and adding $20 million to the Museum’s endowment, ensuring the stability of the Museum for future generations. The BMA’s Board of Directors has launched a campaign to establish The Gail C. Andrews Fund for Public Programs. This designated fund, to be invested in the BMA’s endowment, combines two of Gail’s most significant priorities: growing the endowment while providing funding each year to produce engaging, diverse public programs. These programs serve the entire community and offer something for everyone. From family festivals to lectures by world-renowned artists and scholars, to music and dance performances and speakers panels, the BMA strives to offer opportunities for the whole community to discover the joy and meaning of art.

The establishment of this fund will ensure these vital programs continue during periods of economic uncertainty. Each year, The Gail C. Andrews Fund for Public Programs will be named as a presenter of a high-impact, mission-centered program in the spirit of Gail’s legacy, as well be recognized on other programs that are funded throughout the year as appropriate.

Please consider making a Gift for Gail to honor her career of service to the Birmingham Museum of Art and our community. Gifts or pledges received by October 9, 2017 will be recognized in the program* for a public retirement celebration for Gail on October 19, 2017, so save the date and join us to toast the announcement of this gift from the community!

Pledges may be paid over a period of up to 5 years. In addition to cash and stock contributions, gifts may include securities, estate or other planned gifts including IRA distributions and life insurance beneficiary designations.

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To make your gift or pledge, please contact:
Kate Cleveland, Director of Development at 205.297.8214 or kcleveland@artsbma.org.
Pledges may be paid over a period of up to 5 years. In addition to cash and stock contributions, gifts may include securities, estate or other planned gifts including IRA distributions and life insurance beneficiary designations.