Thank You For Contributing to our 2013
Bruce & Janine Smith
Joseph & Joni McDevitt
John & Rosemary Monroe
The Green Team
Pat & Tricia Knight
Raymond & Barbara Krueger
Holger & Mary Beth Petersen
Markley Boyer & Barbara Millen
Dorrance & Nancy Noonan
James & Margo Frey
2013 Annual Appeal
Dear Members, Donors, & the Community,
This past year has been a remarkable one for all of us at the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums. Above all, we have been granted our own 501(c)3 nonprofit status. The key management functions that had been previously handled by the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center are now handled directly by us.
Improvements have been made to the infrastructure of each building without any interruption in programing. We replaced the terra cotta tiled floor of the Villa’s Terrace d’Luna, fixed the water damaged walls in Sarah Allis’s bedroom, and, for safety, restored a deteriorating retaining wall at the Charles Allis Art Museum. Invaluable support from our members, donors, and the greater community has made all the difference. Thank you to all who are engaged with our mission.
Our vision for 2013 is to broaden our base of support to advance the museums’ impact in the community. We still face challenges as we build upon our successes. Our 2013 Wishlist includes increased outreach programs for teens and Veterans, an upgraded ticketing system to better track attendance and revenue, and ongoing restoration and preservation of our collections.
Join us with realizing our vision by donating to the 2013 Annual Appeal. Every gift is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your past contributions. We look forward to a successful new year.
Gary Buerstatte Maria B. Costello
CAVT Museum Board President Executive Director
Donations by mail:
Make Checks Payable to CAVT Museums
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
2220 N. Terrace Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Your name and gift will be acknowledged on our website, in our Annual Report, and on additional Museum communications. If you wish to remain anonymous please note that with donations by mail and in the comment section for online donations.
The Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums are 501(c)3 organizations. All contributions are tax-deductible.
People turn to the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums for the collections of each museum, interesting exhibits, live music – Allis After Hours and Café Sopra Mare, educational programming and a wide variety of special events.
Support for these programs comes in many forms: foundation funding through grants, corporate and private sponsorship, membership and individual donations. As we increase our programming and continue to maintain these historic gems, the need for additional funding continues to grow.
Funding also supports a variety of items necessary to help staff operate the museums efficiently and grow our programming.
Recent gifts of support have helped to sponsor a wide range of events, including:
- Café Sopra Mare
- Major corporate sponsorship for art exhibits
- Grants to support our educational programs including the popular Art in the Garden program
- Grants to upgrade technology of the computer and phone systems for the museums
- Private donations to start an endowment fund to insure quality programming, collection acquisitions and capital improvement funding to secure the future of both museums
For corporate sponsorship opportunities please contact Executive Director Maria Costello at 414/278-8295.