The 妇女委员会 of PAFA
The 妇女委员会 is committed to supporting PAFA in accordance with its mission statement through volunteerism and fundraising.
The 妇女委员会 shall be consistent with the values of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and shall advance its programs, 这是:
- to support the institution through fundraising
- to raise awareness and appreciation of American art
- to promote American artists
The 妇女委员会 also works to assist the 校董会 and the 总统 of the Pennsylvania Academy in the implementation of the 博物馆 and 12bet官方网站 programs.
成员 & 军官
|Pia哈||Co-chair, ASE Preview Party 2024|
|虹膜谢伊||Co-chair, ASE Preview Party 2024|
|Johanna Chehi||Vice 总统, 会员|
|林恩Lehocky||Chair, Travel and Tours and Chair, Nominating|
|乔吉诺尔||Chair, Student Liaison|
|贾尼斯派克||Chair, Student Liaison|
Ashley Stewardson McGuinness
Carmen Navarro Pelaez
Diana Sinkler Claggett
Mary MacGregor Mather
History of the 妇女委员会
The Women’s Committee was formed April 12, 1950, at the request of then-PAFA 总统 John Frederick Lewis Jr. and Director Joseph T. 弗雷泽小.
在第一个十年, the activities of the Committee were primarily social, with the goal of improving student life and promoting PAFA. The members held dinner parties and served tea at exhibition openings. Small fundraisers raised money for educational trips and student luncheons. The Committee established a Student Aid Fund in 1956.
In the 1960s, the Women’s Committee began to focus primarily on fundraising. In 1962, the Committee hosted its first Annual Student Exhibition Preview Party, an event that is now in its fifth decade. The purpose of the party was twofold: to raise funds for student scholarships and to encourage the sale of student works.
During the past three decades, the Women’s Committee has been instrumental in raising funds for a variety of needs. 在70年代中期, the group assisted PAFA in raising the money needed to restore the Historic Landmark Building. In 1984, the Committee held an auction and gala to celebrate the opening of the Peale House on Chestnut Street.
From 1992 to 2011, the Women’s Committee, then named the Women’s Board, produced USArtists: American Fine Art Show. An exhibition and sale of American art from fine art galleries across the nation, the annual event was a major fundraiser that also served to introduce PAFA to a wide audience of art enthusiasts and collectors. Changing patterns of art collecting and a recession ended USArtists, but not before it had raised over $1.给PAFA五百万.
In 2005, the group established the annual Women’s Board Travel Scholarship, which instantly became one of PAFA’s most coveted awards. The Women’s Committee launched its largest fundraising effort in 2001 with a pledge of $500,000 towards PAFA’s Campus Capital Campaign. The pledge was fulfilled in 2006. Two years later, in 2008, the Women’s Committee made its largest annual gift to PAFA, $350,000.
目前, the Women’s Committee focuses on enlarging the fundraising and friend-raising capabilities of the Annual Student Exhibition Preview Party 在春天. The Women’s Committee also continues its longtime tradition of hosting the students’ annual holiday luncheon and the parents’ and students’ graduation luncheon.