Docents as Fundraisers: From Initiators to Collaborators (2013 SF)

Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati

The Docents at the Taft Museum of Art have been actively involved in fundraising for eighteen consecutive years. Fundraising began as an effort to provide money for docents to attend docent symposiums, and grew to such an extent that significant funds became available to also assist with on-site and off-site educational programs. Recently, these docent-driven events were combined with Board of Trustees and staff events to increase funding. Docents provide significant leadership to the combined events and their purpose for fundraising has been retained. How these events were organized and implemented will be discussed.

Presenters: Kate Greene and Mary Beth Sunderman, docents both active in many fundraising activities including co-chair Taft Docent Fundraiser.