We appreciate the support of museum members and donors in establishing endowments to support specific projects at the museum. We celebrated their generosity during an April 2012 reception in which the donors shared why their support of the museum was so important to their philanthropic activities.
In December 2011, The Womens Council  established a new endowment to support conservation projects at the museum. 
“We feel that our collection is the most important part of the museum and it needs to be conserved,” Joanne Cowan, Womens Council President, said of the donation. “It is an honor to serve the museum in this way. The museum is a reflection of artistry and creativity through the ages.”