Meet Our Donors

Ben and Maureen Field

Couple Finds Common Purpose in Gift to VMFA
Karen and John Palen have been longtime supporters of the arts in Richmond. The couple has made a gift in their will for the museum’s future. More

Ben and Maureen Field

A Love of Art Runs in the Family
Maureen Field’s dedication to VMFA’s youngest visitors—and her own grandchildren—convinced her and her husband Ben to make a gift to the museum’s programming for children. More

Jay Adams

VMFA Ambassador Helps Ensure Museum’s Future
Virginia native Jay Adams has helped turn VMFA into the museum we know today. Thanks to his foresight and estate gift, VMFA's future is more secure for the next generation of art lovers. More

Sue and Carl Patow

Newcomers Embrace VMFA’s Vision
Although new to the area, Sue and Carl Patow quickly grew to love the museum. Their belief in VMFA’s mission has led them to make a planned gift through their estate. More

Katherine

Supporter Inspires Visitors With an IRA Gift
To ensure that the museum continues to inspire visitors long after she retires from her docent career, Katherine "Kay" Gwaltney Remick named VMFA as the beneficiary of her IRA with the proceeds benefiting education. More

Dr. Shantaram Talegaonkar

Art Inspires Lifelong Learning
Dr. Shantaram Talegaonkar’s commitment to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts stretches from art history classes to serving on the Board of Trustees. He recently included a gift to VMFA in his will that will support initiatives at the museum for years to come. More

Jean Dyson

A Legacy 70 Years in the Making
Jean Dyson has been coming to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts since a seventh grade school field trip over 70 years ago. During her field trip, she was impressed by a painting of a forest patch with light shining down through the trees and has loved the VMFA ever since. More

Teri Craig Miles

Joy in Giving to VMFA Stems From Family’s Love of Art
Teri Craig Miles has been an impassioned supporter of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts since she first moved to Richmond and joined Friends of Art. Over the years, her admiration for the museum has only grown. More

Eric Schellenberger

The Day His Love for Art Began
Eric Schellenberger's interest in art was sparked at an early age: When he was 14 years old, his father brought him to New York City for the 1964 World's Fair, where he saw Michelangelo's great PietaMore

Wyckie and Bill McClure

McClure's Gift is Investment in Richmond and Virginia
Wyckie and Bill McClure have provided for the museum in their estate as an expression of their support for what VMFA means to them personally as well as a tribute to Richmond and Virginia.  More