The Most Fun You'll Ever Have Supporting The Arts!

Founders Junior Council (FJC) is a group of young professionals dedicated to introducing young adults to the Detroit Institute of Arts and encouraging a lifelong involvement through a variety of fundraisers and social events organized around the museum’s world-class collection and special exhibitions. All funds raised go to support the DIA.

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®.



ArtSeen

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.

Cirque

This annual masked fundraiser featuring live entertainment

is one of the best evenings in metro Detroit.

Fash Bash®

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

Member

$50

Single Benefactor (1 complimentary ticket to each ArtSeen)

$150

Benefactor (2 complimentary tickets to each ArtSeen)

$250

Join/Renew Membership

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

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2016-17 Executive Officers

David Gasper: President

Ron Victor: Vice President

Maggie Durant: Treasurer

Jessica Huebner: Secretary

Robert Belloni: Programming 

Katherine Huber: Membership

2016-17 Directors

Anthony Ahee

Lindsey Barile

Mary Burdett

Alex Doherty

Jason Eddleston

Gabe Edelson

Randall Fogelman

Sarah Ford

Calvin Ford

Peter Ghafari

Justin Jacobs

Katie Katz

Joe Maiorana

Bruce Margulis

Elanah Nachman Hunger

Alison Orlans

Jessica Pawl

Re-Kenya Roberson

John Rochow

Lindsay Rosenfeld

John Rutherford

Tony R. Saunders

Anne Strickland

Richard Sulaka

Daniel Taylor

Gretchen Valade

Nathaniel Wallace

Amy Zimmer

DIA Staff Liasons

General Inquiries: Rachael Goodwin, Curatorial Manager for Auxiliaries and Development, 313-833-8604 or rgoodwin@dia.org

Curatorial: Yao-Fen You, Associate Curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, 313-833-3832 or yyou@dia.org

Development: Paul Andrews, Grants Officer, 313-833-3247 or pandrews@dia.org

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.

 

2016

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.

2015

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.

2013

Endowment Campaign: $500,000 gift to the unrestricted operating endowment, helping to secure the DIA’s long-term legacy for generations to come.

2011

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

2009

Curatorial Department: Funding of 2009-10 Arts and Minds Brochure- $7,310

Education Department: Drop-in workshops- $30,000

Manoogian Challenge: $20,000

2001

European Paintings Department: Acquisition of antique period frame for Poussin's Selene and Endymion — $35,000

2000

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

1999

Department of American Art: Restoration of the pre-Civil War Gallery — $32,000

Graphic Arts Department: Installation of Robert Frank photographs

1998

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

1997

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

 

Co-Chairs

Carolynn and Aaron Frankel

Peter Ghafari

Suzanne and Sean Werdlow

Honorary Chairs

Anabelle and Robert DiPilla

Nicole and Stephen Eisenberg

Sarah and Calvin Ford

Rebecca and Jake Grove

Gregory Haynes and Richard Sonenklar

Jennifer and Rick Perry

Mohammad Qazi

Lori and Lawrence Rapp

Presenting Sponsors

Founders Junior Council

Neiman Marcus

Diamond Sponsor

The Lincoln Motor Company

Gold Sponsors

Carhartt

Delta Air Lines

Silver Sponsors

Chemical Bank

Aaron and Carolyn Frankel Family Foundation

Judy Frankel Antiques

Frankel Associates

Ghafari Associates

GTB/Hudson Rouge

Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co. LLC


Bronze Sponsors

Cambridge Consulting Group

Ciena Healthcare

Nicole and Stephen Eisenberg

Sarah and Calvin Ford

Mara and Yousif Ghafari

Goldman Sachs

Jodi and Lindsay Gross

Gregory Haynes and Richard Sonenklar

Howard & Howard Attorneys, P.C.

James Group International

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss

Miller Canfield

Mary Beth and James Nicholson

Life WTR

PNC Bank

Richard T. Perry, MD

Lori and Lawrence Rapp, MD

Shinola

ViziRecruiter, LLC

Wasserman Wealth Management LLC

Supporters

Gail and F. Troy Barnhart

Anabelle and Robert DiPilla, DDS

Peter Ghafari

Cheryl and Reuben Munday

Priscilla and Huel Perkins

Seen Magazine

Jodi and Justin Trivax, MD

Marilyn and Kenneth Way

 

In-Kind Supporters

Event Theory

Figo

Fleurdetroit

Forte Belanger

Great Lakes Wine and Spirits

IKEA

Lambert, Edwards & Associates

Visionary Sound