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
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

Andy Gagnon Landscapes
Beverly Beckman
Bill Goidell
Bill & Carolyn Kopper
Blake’s Heating & Air Conditioning
Bob & Gayle BonDurant
Brookes & Max Byrd
Carol & Gerhard Parker
Claudia & Roger Salquist
Cynthia Gerber & Diane Lardelli, Coldwell Select
Dale & Mary Brooks
David & Debbie Silva
Dr. Wayne Schrader
Emanuel & Peggy Epstein
Glen Wilson & Miriam Wells
Hannah & Sherman Stein
Jack & Valerie Barry
Jay & Jean Lund

  Jeffrey & Mary Nicholson
Jim Gray & Robin Affrime
Marlene Lee
Marti Schoen
Kevin Wong & Kristin Kelleher-Wong
Joanne Fillatti & Richard Michelmore
John Bohnert & Margo Surovik-Bohnert
John & Sandra Kniep
Judy Wydick
Larry Nelson
LaVille & Stan Logan
Lou Linville
Lou & Pat Below
Loyola Landscape Construction
Michael Stevens & Suzanne Adan
Raymond & Verena Borton
Rebecca Ryland
Recology, Inc.
Stuart & Willa Pettygrove
  Athena Chapman
Bret Hewitt
Channa & Eric Roe
Davis Ace Hardware
Delaine Eastin
Ginger Joyce & Oliver Stanton
Kimberly Eichorn, Lyon Real Estate
Linda & Steve Boutin
Lorenzo Kristov & Robin Kozloff
Matt & Whitney Thornburg
Patricia Kelleher
Yvonne Clinton

$500 - $999


$1,000 - $2,499


$5,000 & above

Bonnie & Kit Lam
Dawn & Phil Daro
Ellen Moriarty & Ken Kirsch
Henry & Katherine Thornhill
MAK Design + Build
Robert & Tamre Burns
Suzanne Kimmel, First Street Real Estate


Bill & Nancy Roe
Dick & Joy Dorf
Jamie Madison, RE/MAX GOLD
Mark M. Glickman, The Joe Willie Initiatives
Wayne Thiebaud Foundation

Jim & Sue Smith
Wil Uecker & Karen Fess
Bob and Joanne Andresen


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