The Most Fun You'll Ever Have Supporting The Arts!
FJC members gain privileged access to one of the nation’s major fine arts museums. Enjoy exciting events that provide diverse social and educational opportunities, including opportunities to meet other young professionals and preview special exhibits with exclusive tours by DIA curators. Funds raised support the museum’s endowment, and operations, including K–12 educational programming and public programming.
Members enjoy advanced purchase tickets to Cirque and Fash Bash®.
Bi-annual evening soirées allowing for private viewings of special exhibitions, as well as the opportunity to socialize and network.
Behind the Scenes
This member-only perk allows after-hours viewing of a
special exhibition or loan with a DIA curator.
This annual masked fundraiser featuring live entertainment
is one of the best evenings in metro Detroit.
This annual fundraiser is the “must attend” sell-out event of the summer, with an outstanding celebration of art and fashion.
|Membership Level||Annual Dues|
Single Benefactor (1 complimentary ticket to each ArtSeen)
Benefactor (2 complimentary tickets to each ArtSeen)
In order to be eligible for membership in the Founders Junior Council, you must be a member of The Detroit Institute of Arts.
For more information please call the membership office at 313-833-7971.
The Founders Junior Council wishes to thank our Annual Partners for their very generous support.2016-17 Annual Partners
2016-17 Executive Officers
David Gasper: President
Ron Victor: Vice President
Maggie Durant: Treasurer
Jessica Huebner: Secretary
Robert Belloni: Programming
Katherine Huber: Membership
Elanah Nachman Hunger
Tony R. Saunders
DIA Staff Liasons
General Inquiries: Rachael Goodwin, Curatorial Manager for Auxiliaries and Development, 313-833-8604 or email@example.com
Curatorial: Yao-Fen You, Associate Curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, 313-833-3832 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Development: Paul Andrews, Grants Officer, 313-833-3247 or email@example.com
Marketing: Pamela Marcil, Public Relations Director, 313.833.7899
Looking to the Future, Giving Today.
One of the major functions of the Founders Junior Council is to raise funds for the DIA, and in this capacity the FJC has a substantial impact on the future of the museum. Funds raised by the group are distributed through grants to departments for specific purposes. Following is a list of our recent major grants to the museum.
Endowment Campaign: $1,000,000 gift to the museum’s unrestricted operating endowment that will help secure the DIA’s long-term legacy for generations to come. The DIA recognized this historic gift by renaming its Egyptian Gallery the Founders Junior Council Gallery.
Digital X-ray Processor: $15,000 gift (made in conjunction with gifts from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) in support of the DIA Conservation Department’s efforts to preserve the treasures of the DIA art collection. $50K gift to the Art Carts.
Endowment Campaign: $500,000 gift to the unrestricted operating endowment, helping to secure the DIA’s long-term legacy for generations to come.
125th Anniversary Campaign Gift: Funding of the left case of the Paul McPharlin Puppet Collection $200,000 Puppet & Family Sundays Program: Program Support for one year $50,000
Curatorial Department: Funding of 2009-10 Arts and Minds Brochure- $7,310
Education Department: Drop-in workshops- $30,000
Manoogian Challenge: $20,000
European Paintings Department: Acquisition of antique period frame for Poussin's Selene and Endymion — $35,000
Native American Art Department: Acquisition of Great Lakes Native American Spoon — $25,000
European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Department: Reinstallation and reinterpretation of the 16th- and 17th-Century French Collection — $48,000
Department of American Art: Restoration of the pre-Civil War Gallery — $32,000
Graphic Arts Department: Installation of Robert Frank photographs
Twentieth Century Art Department and Education Department: Reinstallation of the 20th Century galleries — $55,000
Department of American Art: Restoration of two 19th Century American Landscape galleries — $40,000
Graphic Arts Department: Acquisition of 14 photographs by Robert Frank — $20,000
Education Department: Establishment of a permanent collections video library — $24,800
European Sculpture and Decorative Arts and Conservation Departments: Conservation of the tapestry Saint Paul Before Porcius Sestus — $25,000
African, Twentieth Century and Graphic Arts Departments: Acquisition of a work by Jacob Lawrence — $5,000
Sarah and Calvin Ford
Tiffany and Tony R. Saunders
Carol and Michael Ziecik
Lisa and Mike Cotton
Nicole and Stephen Eisenberg
Linda and John Lessway
Tricia and Richard Lessway
Terry and Linda Theodore
Joanne and Scott Ulnick