The Art is Essential Legacy Fund

In 2016, a small group of Pence current and previous Board members united to get a new fund off the ground, entitled the ‘Art is Essential’ Legacy Fund (AIELF).  The group decided to launch a fundraising drive to honor the Pence’s 40th Anniversary.  For each year of its service to the community, the Board pledged to raise $10,000, for a total of $400,000.

The AIELF will serve to support education, exhibits, and community outreach for many years to come, and will insure the Pence’s continued success in the future.
As a nonprofit art gallery, the Pence offers over 20,000 people every year the opportunity to make, share, and talk about art. But we can’t do it without you!

Each donor can make a huge impact through their contribution.
All donations are fully tax-deductible, and will be recognized on the Pence website, newsletter and other materials. The funds are managed through an investment committee, together with the oversight of a financial broker, so that they grow for the long-term.

To make your pledge, either for one year, or multiple years, contact the Pence Director at (530) 758-3370.

Pence Pledge Form
I would like to donate the following amount.

The following donors have pledged to the AIELF over the past year:






  John & Christine Bruhn, Kit & Bonnie Lam, Lou Fox & Marnelle Gleason, Manny & Debbie Carbahal

Judith Wydick, John and Regina Hamel

Jim & Sue Smith, Gene & Carol Livingston, Wil Uecker & Karen Fess Uecker, Tom Doyle & Kathy Joseph

Dick & Joy Dorf

Bill & Nancy Roe

Goal of the Pence Gallery Sponsors Fund
With your support, we can do amazing things! Our sponsors love the visual arts, and want to make an impact that they can see locally. Sponsors help cover the costs of coordinating an exhibit, including shipping, installation, and marketing. Your donation helps and contributes to creating a culturally rich and unique environment.

Serving the Community
The Pence Gallery’s mission is to educate and inspire the community through offering high caliber art exhibits by local and regional artists and providing education programs for all ages.  Every year, we offer 18,000 visitors free admission to encounter amazing exhibits, including more than 1400 children in our hands-on art programs.

Increased Visibility
Our business donors receive the added benefit of increasing their company’s visibility in the community for their philanthropy, and can reach new audiences through the Pence’s marketing.   All sponsors receive recognition in our member invitations (circulation 600), quarterly  newsletter (circulation 600), and the Pence, visited by over 1400 people every month. In addition, sponsors recognition is an important part of the monthly Pence column in the Davis Enterprise newspaper, website and Facebook.

Annual Benefits for Sponsors:
Enthusiast $250 per year
• Listing in Pence Events quarterly member newsletter
• Acknowledgement on the annual Sponsors Fund panel in the foyer
• Invitations to donor recognition event, as well as Patron events, including studio visits, museum trips, and pre-Auction reception.

Advocate $500 per year
• All of the above
• Free rental of Conference Room
• Tour of an exhibit with Director & Artist
• Link to company’s business Sponsor’s website

Collector $1000 per year
• All of the above
• Recognition as a sponsor in all related printed and digital exhibit materials
• Free rental of Learning Center
• Exclusive sponsor of Community Gallery exhibit in consultation with Director

Connoisseur $1500 per year
• Free rental of a Gallery space
• Lunch for four including exhibit tour with Director & Artist
• Exclusive sponsor of Main Gallery exhibit in consultation with Director

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Our Sponsors
Our appreciation goes out to the following individuals, businesses & foundations who supported the Pence Gallery
from Dec. 17, 2018-March 13, 2019:

$100 - $249

  $250 - $499

Alan & Sue Colombano
Allen & Megan Lowry
Andrew Yonelinas & Joanna Scheib
Ann & Fred Costello
Ann & Steve Haertle
Anna Likhacheva & Shervin Shirvani
Anne & David Hawke
Barbara Smithson
Bob & Gayle BonDurant
Bob & Joanne Andresen
Bob & Joyce Wisner
Brookes & Max Byrd
Cathie & John Duniway
Channa & Eric Roe
Christian Larsen & Magdalene Crivelli
Christine & John Bruhn
Davis Arts Center
Delee & Jerry Beavers
Don Mooney & Samantha McCarthy
Edelgard Brunelle
Elliot & Sharon Rose
Evelyn & Leilani Buddenhagen
Frank & Pam Pinkner

  Harvey & Tanya Yan
Jacqueline & Jim Ames
James Lawson & Sonya Foster
Janet Day
Jeanette & Jonathan Lewis
Jeanette & Peter Schulz
Jim Gray & Robin Affrime
Juan & Rhody Vallejo
Kari Copley
Laville & Stan Logan
Leonard & Marilyn Hermann
Lisa Ikemoto & Scott Alumbaugh
Lorenzo Kristov & Robin Kozloff
Malcolm & Natalie MacKenzie
Mary Jo & Tom Compton
Maryellen Bauer
Marylee Hardie
Optical Phases
Osteria Fasulo
Rebecca Ryland & Richard Krogsrud
Sydney Moberg
The Wardrobe
Thomas Chin
Alice Oi
Andy & Annie Hargadon
Ben & Jin-Ying Shaw
Betsy & Gary Peterson
Bret Hewitt
Carol & Cliff Gravem
Carol & Dick Bourne
Carol & Stephen Smith
Chris Corbett Design
Claire & Rich Bradley
Dave Fujino
Davis Swim & Fitness
Dick & Marilyn McCapes
Duane & Jeanette Copley
Eva Bayón & Kevin McGrew
Fred & Mary Bliss
Ginger Joyce & Oliver Stanton
Isabel Shaskan
Joe & Paula Bellacera
John & Lyn Lofland
John & Regina Hamel
Kay Smith
Lester & Mary DeWall
Joy Elson
Mary & William Leachman
Mike & Judy Davis
Pam Marrone
Rosa Marquez
Sean & Siona Delaney
Sherry Cauchois
UC Davis Department of Athletics
Virginia Joyce


$500 - $999


$1,000 - $2,499


Amina Harris
Andrew Anker & Nancy LeRoy
Bonnie & Kit Lam
Cona Adams-Reno
Emanuel & Peggy Epstein
Jim & Sue Smith
Megumi Yamanoha
Wayne Thiebaud Foundation
Wil Uecker & Karen Fess


Cathy & Chuck Farman,
Lou Fox & Marnelle Gleason,
Tom Doyle & Kathy Joseph

Mary Tupper
$5,000 & above

Bill & Nancy Roe
Carol & Gene Livingston
Dick & Joy Dorf
Mark M. Glickman
City of Davis Arts & Cultural Affairs Fund



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