Founders Society

Founders Society

James Draper, President of the Founders Society, presents Kathryn Sharbaugh, Director of Development, with a check in support of Graphic Gallery installations this year and The Four Seasons by Philip Haas on view in the Hurand Sculpture Courtyard through November 17, 2019. The Founders Society’s next event is First Frost Arts & Fine Crafts Fair the weekend of November 2–3. 

Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus

Renee Janovsky, General Manager/Vice President of Neiman Marcus Troy presents a check to Marissa Pierce, FIA Public & Community Relations Coordinator. Neiman Marcus is the sponsor of the Isabelle de Borchgrave Au Revoir Soiree and a Youth Arts Partner of the FIA.

McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care

Since April 21, 2018, McLaren Health Care Saturday demonstrations have provided more than 15,000 visitors free public presentations in the FIA’s Hot Shop. The program is labor intensive, requiring highly trained staff, usually working in a team of three, with a narrator explaining the process and taking questions from the audience. Visitors frequently asked, “Why aren’t there demonstrations on Sundays as well?” Thanks to McLaren Health Care, there now are. 

Jim Chintyan

Jim Chintyan

Art à la Carte is sponsored in the summer months by Jim Chintyan (right). The weekly video series encourages participants to bring their lunch and enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and cookies.

Dort Federal

Dort Federal

Femme Assise by Pablo Picasso is now on view in the Dow Gallery as a loan from the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada. The FIA received support from Dort Federal Credit Union to sponsor the loan.

(Left to right) FIA Public and Community Relations Coordinator Marissa Pierce joins Dort Federal Credit Union Community Relations Coordinator Nicole Sterling and Director of Marketing Laura Cipieleski in viewing the masterwork with FIA Curator of Exhibitions and Collections Tracee Glab and Executive Director John Henry.

Wealth and Investment Management of Huntington National Bank

Martha Merkley-Elderly Charitable Trust and the Stella and Fredrick Loeb Charitable Trust

(Left to right) Janice Sova and Anne Carey from Wealth and Investment Management of Huntington National Bank present FIA Executive Director John Henry and Thomas Mitchell, Board of Trustees President, grant awards from the Martha Merkley-Elderly Charitable Trust and the Stella and Fredrick Loeb Charitable Trust.

Sova and Carey represent both trusts, which, combined, support three on-going programs: a noontime series of arts-related films and videos for seniors, a three-year program that facilitates the career pursuits of gifted high school visual arts students, and a broad visual arts-based program for K-6 students.

Al Serra Auto Plaza

Al Serra Auto Plaza

The Museum Shop is stocked with new merchandise sure to remind you of your experience in the Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper exhibition. From notecards, puzzles, and catalogues to authentic paper jewelry direct from de Borchgrave’s workshop, we have pieces to intrigue you with all the possibilities of paper as an art form.

Guardian Alarm Check Presentation

Guardian Alarm

Eric Bindig, Guardian Security Consultant, (center) presents a check in support of the FOMA Film Program to John Henry, FIA Executive Director, (left) with Jason Tague, Director of Strategic Accounts (right). Guardian has sponsored the FOMA Film Program at the Screenwriter Level since 2008. 

McLaren Health Care Check Presentation

McLaren Health Care

Brent Swanson, Glass Program Manager (left) and Donovan Entrekin (right) discuss glass works with Laurie Prochazka, President of Marketing, McLaren Health Care to display in the corporate headquarters. The vessels were fabricated in the Hot Shop on a McLaren Demonstration Day. For the next three years Saturday visitors can watch demonstrations, free of charge, thanks to McLaren Health Care. 

Security Credit Union Check Presentation Photo

Security Credit Union

From left to right, Marketing Specialist Katie Tylor and Marketing Manager Ashley Lister of Security Credit Union look on as Marissa Pierce, FIA Public and Community Relations Coordinator, receives a check from Christopher Estes, Security Credit Union President and CEO, with Sarah Kohn, FIA Associate Curator and Chad Merrihew, Security Credit Union Senior Vice President and COO.

Security Credit Union has committed award support for the flamework exhibition, From the Flame, June 29 through October 6, 2019. The juried exhibition will feature contemporary flameworked glass by established and emerging glass artists who reside in the North America with three monetary prize levels. 

The Flint Institute of Arts gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the following donors who have supported the Institute with contributions

Gifts received from 

4.5.19 – 7.9.19

Annual Appeal 2019

Dr. & Mrs. Kienan F. Murphy 

The Contemporaries Sponsor 19/20

Since 4.5.19 - 7.9.19

Caudill Thornquist Group

The Contemporaries Members 19/20

Since 4.5.19 - 7.9.19

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Dompreh

Mr. Levellyn Hunter

Ms. Charis Lee

Mr. Peter McFray

Ms. Jackie Poplar

Ms. Elizabeth Sevick

Ms. Brittney Wallace

Mr. & Ms. Andrew Watchorn 

Expansion Project Endowment and Equipment Funds Contributors

Since 4.5.19 - 7.9.19

Adult Learning Institute, in honor of Kathryn Sharbaugh

Jane Bingham

Mr. Christopher Carr

Charles Stewart Harding Foundation, in honor of Claire M. White

Ms. Judith B. Chauvin, in memory of Marianne Chardoul Mair

Donor advised grant from William H. Piper - Flint Community Fund of the Community  Foundation of Greater Flint, in memory of James H. Applegate

David & Donna Hart

Mr. & Mrs. John B. Henry, in memory of Estelle Burgett

Mr. & Mrs. Horace Hull, in memory of Estelle Burgett

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Kelley, in memory of Estelle Burgett

Mrs. Stephanie A. Neal 

Special Gifts 

Gift of an FIA Membership

Ms. Martha Calhoun for John P. Carter

Ms. Lynn Kalcic for Christine Kalcic & Matt Kincius

Mr. David Merot & Ms. Milo Mott for Seylor Switzer

Ms. Kathleen Moore for Teresa Porteous

Grant to support Art School

The Isabel Foundation

Grant for Art a la Carte 19/20

Martha Merkley Charitable Trust for Elderly 

Grant for ARTReach Program 2019

Stella & Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust

Grant to support the Contemporary Glass Gallery

Jeremy and Amy Piper Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint

Grant for Museums on Us 2019

Bank of America 

Grant for the Pre-College Portfolio Development Program to support students of Flint Community Schools

Dr. Gail Ganakas Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint

Grant to support Pre-College Portfolio Development Program 2019

James A. Welch Foundation

Stella & Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust

Grant to support Education Department’s Start Programs 2019

The Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture

Grant to support The Sheppy Dog Fund Lectures 2019

The Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture

In-kind gift to support Media Arts Gallery during Generated Petals

Flint Glass Service, LLC

To support the Art School

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Farber

Ms. Shirley Reeve

To support the Kiln Room ventilation & Air Supply improvements

The Chan Family

To support the Library Fund 19/20

Founders Society

To purchase the glass artwork “Sliced Form” by Harvey Littleton

Mrs. Stephanie A. Neal

To support Children’s Programming

Socially Yours Design

Sponsor of the Isabelle de Borchrgrave artist dinner - to support the FIA Art School’s Youth Arts Partners

Neiman Marcus

Sponsor of the exhibition Philip Haas: The Four Seasons

Founders Society

Grant from Susie’s Hope

Sponsor of Graphics Gallery 19/20

Founders Society

In Honor

In honor of the retirement of William Moeller to support General Operating 

Mr. & Mrs. Gary J. Hurand

In honor of Claire M. White 

Charles Stewart Harding Foundation

In honor of Kathryn Sharbaugh & Tracee Glab for giving a tour. To support Curatorial Fund & Endowment Fund 

U of M Club Flint 

In Memory

In memory of James H. Applegate 

Mr. & Mrs. John B. Henry

Mr. Wayne W. Knecht

Donor advised grant from William H. Piper - Flint Community Fund of the Community  Foundation of Greater Flint

In memory of Estelle Burgett 

Mr. & Mrs. John B. Henry

Mr. & Mrs. Horace Hull

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Kelley

Weinstein Electric Co.

In memory of Marianne Chardoul Mair 

Ms. Judith B. Chauvin

In memory of Linda Mishall Vanston 

Mr. Richard H. Ebbott

Ms. Carol R. Jankowski

Fenton Chamber Ambassador Family

In memory of Donald Williamson 

Mr. & Mrs. John B. Henry

Print Club Members 18/19

Since 4.5.19 - 7.9.19 

Drs. Michael & Virginia Rucks

Film Society Sponsors 19/20

Supporting Player ($500)

Gail & Chapin Cook

Dr. & Mrs. Kienan F. Murphy 

Event Sponsors

Since 4.5.19 - 7.9.19

The Art of Collecting 2019 

Founders Society

Art on Tap 2019 

Dr. & Mrs. Kienan F. Murphy

Community Gala 2020 

Dr. & Mrs. Kienan F. Murphy

The Party 2019 

All-Weather Seal

American Machining, Inc.

ATI Group

Big Top Tattoo/Signature Tattoo

Bodman PLC

Cline, Cline & Griffin PC

Community Foundation of Greater Flint

Cooper Commercial Group

Gasser Bush Associates

Greater Flint Imaging

Hank Graff Chevy

Hurand Family

Hurley Foundation

Jennifer Lasco Real Estate

Karlene and Gaffney Dermatology

The Karwaski Group at Morgan Stanley

Kettering University

Drs. Prasad & Jayashree Kommareddi

Olivia Maynard & Olof Karlstrom

Mr. & Mrs. Todd & Julie McCredie

McLaren Flint

Merrill Lynch

Mott Community College

Dr. & Mrs. Kienan F. Murphy

Olmsted Associates, Inc.

Suellen J. Parker P.C.

Victor & Inga Rabinkov

Ann & Khalil Saab

The Serra Foundation

Servpro of Fenton & NW Genesee County

Shaltz Automation

Sorensen Gross Company

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

The Torch Bar & Grill

Tom & DeAnn Townsend

University of Michigan-Flint

The John Wentworth Group

Wine Tasting 2019 

Ms. Gidget Keefer

The Torch Bar & Grill