Support the Pence

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 and/or download our Pledge form.




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 Benefit for Sponsors

Enthusiast $250 per year
• Listing in Pence Events quarterly member newsletter 
• Acknowledgment 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

Our Sponsors

This summer from June 12- September 12, we thank the support of the many individuals, businesses,

and foundations that gave to the Pence:

$100 - $249

Ann & Stewart Teal
Brian Sway

David and Rebecca Heard
Dennis Ariza
Dick & Marilyn McCapes
Donna & Michael Lairmore
Dorothy Yerxa & Michael Reinhart
Eleanor Fairclough
Ellen Coppock
Felicia Espina Miller

  Helen DiCarlo
Henry & Lynda Trowbridge
Jacqueline & Jim Ames
Jan & Malcolm Walker
Janet Day
Lester & Mary DeWall
Linda & Steve Book
Madeleine & William Kenefick
Marilyn & Peter Moyle
  Mary Tupper
Mike Deas
Peet’s Coffee
Priscilla & Stuart Ross
Raymond & Verena Borton
Carrie & Scott Motley
Pratt Insurance
Sudwerk Brewery
The Artery


$250 - $499

Annie Barnes
Carol & Stephen Smith
Cheryl Ozga & John Bonner
Dean & Karen Karnopp
Dr. John & Lois Crowe
George & Rosemary Tchobanoglous
Mansour's Oriental Rug Gallery
Blake’s Heating & Air Conditioning
Seasons Restaurant
deVere’s Irish Pub

Cable Car Wash



$500 - $999

Anne Gray
Dos Coyotes Border Cafe
Jeanette & Jonathan Lewis
Margaret Johns
Mark M. Glickman



$1,000 - $2,499

Fiddlehead Cellars
Manny & Debbie Carbahal
Bill & Nancy Roe
Dick & Joy Dorf


Optional Login / Signup


If you would like to manage your Pence Gallery account (i.e., view and print donation history, update profile, etc.), please create a login name and password below. Your password must be at least eight characters long, and contain at least one number.

212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616 | phone 530.758.3370 | fax 530.758.4670 | Open Hours Tue-Sun 11:30 AM - 5 PM | 2nd Friday ArtAbout Reception 6-9 PM (free admission)

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