Next generation of Museum supporters plan year of cultural and social events
Columbia, S.C. – The Contemporaries, a membership affiliate group of the Columbia Museum of Art dedicated to engaging young professionals in the arts and cultivating and leading the next generation of Museum supporters, announces the 2014-2015 board members, as well as its new executive committee. The Contemporaries board members are:
- David Bornemann – Attorney, McKay Cauthen Settana & Stubley
- Thomas Brantley – Project Manager, Landmark Builders of SC
- Mary Burke – Insurance Agent, Mass Mutual
- Justin Drafts – Realtor, The Art of Real Estate
- Beth Frost – Director of Business Development, Cohn Construction Services LLC
- Garrett Givens – Commercial Banker, South State Bank
- Jase Glenn – Senior Associate, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
- Brink Hinson – Attorney, Janey Jenner & Suggs LLC
- Katy Humphries – Senior Operations Analyst, BlueCrossBlueShield
- Caroline Jones – Marketing Consultant, BCBS National Alliance
- Lindsay Joyner – Attorney, Gallivan White & Boyd PA
- Haskell Kibler – Asset Manager, Newmark Grubb Wilson Kibler
- Rebecca Mangum – Consultant, Ethos Communications Inc
- Heather McDonald – Sales & Marketing Director/Special Events, Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia
- Lana Olmer – Account Executive, Softdocs
- Katie Pfrommer – Visual Arts Teacher, Chapin High School
- Virginia Roach – Private Banking Relationship Manager, First Citizens Bank
- Elizabeth Ross – Realtor, Coldwell Banker
- Susan Wheeler – Campaign Coordinator, USC Darla Moore School of Business
Board officers include: Haskell Kibler, President; Katy Humphries, vice president; Virginia Roach, treasurer; and Susan Wheeler, secretary.
“The Columbia Museum of Art Contemporaries is a vibrant group of young professionals who capture the spirit of Columbia and we’re excited to welcome these new professionals to the Board,” says Haskell Kibler, Contemporaries president. “We look forward to building on the success of established Contemporaries events to encourage membership and support the future of the Museum.”
“The Contemporaries are a dynamic group of young professionals and it’s a great benefit to the Museum to have a board made up of such experienced leaders that are passionate about raising awareness for the Midlands arts community,” says Karen Brosius, CMA executive director. “We are looking forward to another successful year of Contemporaries’ programming, fundraising events, and art acquisition efforts.”
The Contemporaries host cultural and social events for members throughout the year. The 2014-2015 calendar includes an Oktoberfest on Thursday, September 18, 2014, a joint venture lecture with The Palladium Society of Historic Columbia Foundation featuring Henry Mandell on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, the Contemporaries Black Jack Ball on Saturday, February 7, 2015, and annual Oyster Roast on Thursday, April 23, 2015. For more information about these events and others, the Contemporaries and membership, visit columbiacontemporaries.com, or call 803.343.2197.
About the Contemporaries
The Contemporaries of the Columbia Museum of Art are comprised of an active membership of more than 200 individual and dual memberships from the Columbia area. The mission of the Contemporaries is to provide an opportunity to support the Museum through: promoting the Museum and its programs, diversifying the Museum’s membership, and leading the next generation of Museum supporters.
About the CMA
The Columbia Museum of Art is a charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to lifelong learning and community enrichment for all. Located in the heart of downtown Columbia, SC, CMA ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and creative educational programs. At the heart of the CMA and its programs is its collection, which encompasses nearly 7,000 works and spans thousands of years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Established in 1950, the CMA now welcomes more than 135,000 visitors annually and is a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, which appeal to a wide range of visitors and students. It is the recipient of a National Art Education Association award for its contributions to arts education and an Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts for outstanding contributions to the arts in South Carolina.