Giving to the Endowment 

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Giving to the Endowment

The Crocker Art Museum's endowment ensures that our permanent collection, education programs, and outreach initiatives remain a vital resource for our community in the years to come. Endowment donations are invested, and the Crocker receives an annual disbursement from the investment’s income which is used to address the Museum’s immediate needs. The remaining invested funds continue to provide income on an annual basis to ensure indefinite support. 

As an institution that relies almost entirely on public support, a strong endowment will secure the Museum’s future and connect the next generation to the collection and our mission. 

Please contact us at (916) 808-7843 for more information or to make a gift to the Museum’s endowment. 


Gifts to the Endowment

The following list recognizes those who made a gift to the Museum’s endowment fund between July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.

Fred A. and Mary C. Bliss
Thomas Craven and Patricia Wong
Devon Dickenson
Claudia and Neil Doerhoff
Joan and Richard F.* Gann
David Gibson and William Ishmael
Donald Gibson
Sally C. Gibson
Richard and Renate Gyuro Carolyn
Ishii and Bob Marshall
Lial A. Jones
Pramila and Indru Kriplani
Gary and KD Kurutz
Judith Lee*
Mary and Sam McPherson
Susan and Paul Prudler
Julia and Bill Schaw
Mary Anne Schendzelos
The Estate of John and Joanne
Mary Lou and Ray* Stone
A. J. and Susana* Watson

Operating Endowments

Amounts below reflect the principal balance as of June 30, 2023. Dates denote the year the fund was established. Funds with asterisks have had additional principal contributions made between July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.

$5,000,000 and above
Joyce Nadine Raley Teel Fund (2013)*
Masterpiece in the Making Endowment (2009)

$500,000 – $4,999,999
Crocker Next Endowment (2018)
E. Kendell Davis Fund (1988)
Ellen Sherman Estate Fund (2019)
Roger and Lenore Stokes Fund (1991)
Ray and Mary Lou Stone Fund (2002)*

$250,000 – $499,999
Nathan Hamilton Memorial Fund (2021)
Barbara Jeanne and Gerald Hansen Fund (1989)
Dorothy and Norm Lien Fund (1999)
Operating Fund Endowment (1988)*

$100,000 – $249,999
Kathryn Uhl Ball and Fred Uhl Ball Fund (2002)
Willoughby Gibbens Small Lyons Fund (2000)
Christina Schulz Memorial Fund (2018)
Joan and John Sommerfield Estate Endowment (2022)*

$50,000 – $99,999
Bill and Marty Campbell Fund (2006)
Evelyn Day Estate Fund (1988)
Frank Pereira Trust (2018)
Roger Sant and Doris Matsui Fund (2020)*
Setzer Fund (1994)
Miles Treaster Memorial Fund (2013)

$25,000 – $49,999
Sam and Nelda Hanson Fund (1989)
Gloria and Vern Jones Fund (2001)
Judith H. Lee Fund (2019)*
McClatchy Newspaper Fund (2000)
William O. and Susan W. Morris Fund (2006)
Paul and Susan Prudler Fund (2001)*
Robert and Marilyn Witter Fund (1999)

$24,999 and less
Max B. Besler Memorial Fund (2006)
CAPS Fund (Crocker Art Players) (1988)
Ted and Helen Chamberlain Fund (1988)
Sandra and John Cook Fund (1988)
Beth Farmery Fund (2005)
Hank and Nancy Fisher Fund (2000)
Rick Frey and Margaret Kane Fund (2000)
Carl P. and Eleanor W. Inderkum Endowment Fund (1989)
Toy Farrar Inderkum Fund (1991)
Lial A. Jones Fund (2021)*
Rosie Kondos Fund (1993)
Kay Lehr Fund (1998)
Jean Runyon Fund (2006)
Ann and James Taylor Fund (2000)
John and Mary Alice Wallis Fund (1999)

Restricted Endowments

$1,000,000 and above
John S. Knudsen Prize Endowment (2013)

$400,000 – $999,999
Jan and Mary Ann Beekhuis Trust Endowment (2022)
William and Edith Cleary Fund (1998)
Marcy and Mort Friedman Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Art (2005)
George and Bea Gibson Fund (1985)
Neil C. Hansen Fund (2014)
Irving and Hela Norman Artists Fellowship Endowment (2008)
Alan Templeton Endowment (2010)

$100,000 – $399,999
Alison and Eduardo Carrillo Fund (2019)
Evalyn Jean Tilford Claugas Estate (2006)
Robert Cremean Endowment Fund (2006)
Morton L. Friedman Exhibition Fund (2013)
Lial A. Jones Art Acquisition Endowment (2020)
Thomas P. Raley Education Fund (1988)
Martha G. West and Robert G. West Endowment Fund (2007)

$50,000 – $99,999
Richard F. and Joan Gann Fund (1995)
The William Randolph Hearst Foundations (2009)
Rose Huckins Memorial Fund (1986)
Adalyn "Sug" Jack Education Fund (2001)
Becky B. Krisik Endowment Fund (2000)
KD Kurutz Education Endowment Fund (1997)
Anne and Malcolm McHenry Fund (2001)
Wayne Thiebaud Foundation Fund (2018)
Watson Works on Paper Fund (2014)
Paul Wonner and William Theophilus Brown Endowment Fund (2020)

$25,000 – $49,999
Creative Arts League Fund (1994)
Creative Arts League Fund Honoring Lois and David Warren (2004)
Kriplani Family Endowment Fund (2000)
Anne and Malcolm McHenry Fund for Restoration & Conservation (2002)
Roy C. Rose Fund (2014)

$24,999 and less
Art Service Group Library Fund (1989)
Stephen and Edith Brandenburger Fund (1999)
Nancelee Diggs Fund (1999)
Michael Himovitz Fund (1994)
Carolyn T. Marmaduke (2010)
Shirley and Forrest Plant Fund (1988)
F. M. Rowles Fund (1972)
Ardith Temple Docent Fund (2011)
Wayne Thiebaud Education Fund (1996)