2021 in Review
While relatively new to the Board of the Old Art Building, I have been a fan of the OAB for many years now. In 2013 I began to paint ‘en plein air’, and participated in the Leland Air event as soon as my work was worthy of being entered. Eventually I submitted artwork in the Art Leelanau event, and from there I have been sucked into the wonderful life at the OAB.
As the Chairman of the Finance Committee, I am amazed at the financial success of the many ongoing activities of the OAB. Lectures, plays, music, classes for all ages and of course the art shows; the list just goes on and on. Together with your renewed memberships and annual donations, we are able to offer this wide range of offerings to the community and our summer guests as well.
The heartfelt contributions to acquire the building, not only enabled us to accomplish that goal, but also to increase an endowment that helps fund both programming and staffing, as we continue to build more offerings with more full-time staffing. We cannot express our gratitude for your generosity and only hope that as we strive to exceed your expectations that you will continue to remember us in your annual gifting.
Upon selling my architectural practice after 39 years at the helm, Sandy and I now divide our time to between Leland and Cincinnati. Concurrent with my professional life, I always felt privileged to be able to assist organizations who relied upon volunteers to guide their efforts. However, I have to say that the Board members of the OAB are the friendliest and kindest and most committed Board members I have ever been associated with. It is truly an honor to be able to serve alongside of them.
Please remember to keep us forefront in your financial planning and we will in turn do what we can on our end to surpass your expectations of us.
With great respect,
Finance Committee Chair