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 December 5, 2019 to March 3, 2020:

$100 - $249

  $250 - $499

Ann & Fred Costello
Anne & David Hawke
Blake’s Heating & Air Conditioning

Bob & Joyce Wisner
Carrie Ceniseroz & John Rothman
Chris Motley
Christine & John Bruhn
Cynthia Gerber
Dale & Mary Brooks
David & Debbie Silva
Debbie & Jeffrey Gualco
Elliott & Sharon Rose
Frank Roe & Marie Jasieniuk
Helen Richardson

Joseph Paratore        
Kevin Wong & Kristin Kelleher Wong
Linda Bernacchi

  Lou & Pat Below
Lou Fox & Marnelle Gleason
Lou Linville
Margaret & Robert Eldred
Marilyn & Peter Moyle
Marina Oshana
Marylee Hardie
Merrill Lynch
Nancy Bardach
Pam Marrone
Phillip Shaver
Raymond & Verena Borton
Rebecca Ryland & Richard Krogsrud
Terence Leung
Tom Frankel & Varda Topkis

Bret Hewitt
Carol & Gerhard Parker
Claudia & Roger Salquist
Daniel & Sarah Hrdy
Patricia Kelleher
David Fujino & Sarah Schrupp
Delaine Eastin
Dick & Marilyn McCapes
Eric & Channa Roe
Ginger Joyce & Oliver Stanton
Henry & Katherine Thornhill
Jim Gray & Robin Affrime
Kim Eichorn/Lyon Real Estate
Linda & Steve Boutin
Yvonne Clinton


$500 - $999


$1,000 - $2,499




Bill & Nancy Roe
Bonnie & Kit Lam
Gail Gorton
Tandem Properties
Wayne Thiebaud



Jamie Madison
Mark M. Glickman

Rosa Marquez & Yatish Mishra
Wayne Thiebaud Foundation
Wil Uecker & Karen Fess

Jim & Sue Smith

For the Davis Centennial Seal Project: $5,000 and above*

Carol & Gene Livingston
City of Davis


*The Pence is the fiscal sponsor for the independent Davis Centennial Seal Project, and receives no direct support from donations to the Seal Project.


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