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Endowments and Awards

Palmer Museum of Art

John M. Anderson Endowment for the Palmer Museum of Art
Established by the late John M. Anderson to support the purchase and restoration of works for the Asian collection and to support the purchase or restoration of works for other areas.

Art Objects Fund
This endowed fund for art objects was established from funds from the Penn State Foundation funds to purchase paintings, sculpture and art objects for the University.

Charles and Cynthia Cozewith Endowment for Museum Operations
Established by Harley Cozewith (’84 B.S. LArch.) and Blane Albert Balch, the purpose of this annual fund shall be to enrich the Palmer Museum of Art by providing discretionary program support.

Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art Endowment
Established by Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art to provide for museum general operating expenses, exhibitions, publications, marketing, educational programs and community outreach.

Charles V. Hallman Curatorship in the Palmer Museum of Art
Established from the estate of Mabel P. Hansen in memory of her first husband and Penn State alumnus, Charles Vernon Hallman, class of 1928, to provide a distinguished professional in the Palmer Museum of Art the opportunity to continue and further scholarly excellence through contributions to instruction, research, and public service.

Donald W. Hamer Endowment for Art Acquisitions and Exhibitions
Established by The Hamer Foundation to provide monies for art acquisitions and exhibitions.  The endowment allows the museum to add significant works to its collection and acquire touring shows of the highest national significance and of interest to the community of residents, students and scholars.

James E. Hess and Suzanne Scurfield Hess Research Endowment for Art Education in the Palmer Museum of Art
Established by the late James Hess (í51 B.S. Electrical Engineering) and the late Suzanne Scurfield Hess ('51 B.S. and '53 M.Ed. Music Ed.) to provide monies for educational programs in the Palmer Museum of Art.

Arnold and Bette Hoffman Studio Art Glass Collection Endowment
Established by Arnold S. Hoffman (’57 B.A. Journalism) and Bette Gichner Hoffman (’58 B.S. Home Econ), to provide monies to the Palmer Museum of Art to support the maintenance of various collections and the activities and initiates that increase awareness and explosure to its collections, giving primary consideration to the care and curation of the museum’s studio art glass collection. Expenditures may include, but are not limited to, acquisitions, conservation, and exhibitions.

Honey and Bill Jaffe Endowment for the Palmer Museum of Art
Established by William A. Jaffe (’60 B.A. Journalism) and Honey Jaffe to provide monies for art conservation and preservation.  The endowment allows the museum to conserve and preserve its permanent collection and acquire works of art in need of restoration.

Museum of Art Enrichment Fund
Established by various donors to provide support funds to enrich the program and offerings of the Palmer Museum of Art by assembling outstanding exhibitions of art, offering unique educational experience in the arts for students, attracting visiting lecturers, and providing proper conservation of the works of art.

Dorothy and John C. O’Connor Endowment for the Yeager and O’Connor Collection of Prints
Established by the late John C. O’Connor, Jr. (’38 B.S. EMS) and the late Dorothy B. O'Connor to provide program support for the care, preservation, and additions to the Pennsylvania Print Collection and then to the general collection of prints, drawings, and watercolors of the Palmer Museum of Art.

John C. O’Connor Endowed Graduate Fellowship
Established by the late John C. O’Connor, Jr. (’38 B.S. EMS) and the late Dorothy B. O'Connor to recognize and provide financial assistance to outstanding students who have been admitted to the Graduate School as candidates for a graduate degree in art history, art education, or related field offered in the College of Arts and Architecture. First preference shall be given to students who have a demonstrated interest in the museum collection area of prints and works on paper and/or students who are working on internships and/or assistantships within the Palmer Museum of Art.

Barbara R. Palmer 90th Birthday Endowment
Created by friends and family of Barbara R. Palmer in honor of her 90th birthday, this endowment helps support the activities and initiatives of the Palmer Museum of Art.

Ruth Anne and Ralph Papa Endowment
Established by Ruth Anne and Ralph Papa (’69 Bach. of Social Sciences) to create youth and family programming by providing monies for demonstrations, workshops and presentations by staff, graduate students and guest artists.

Pincus Family Foundation Endowment for Student Education at the Palmer Museum of Art
Established by the Pincus Family Foundation, this endowment provides support for programming, activities, and education opportunities at the Palmer Museum of Art for college-age students and may include, but are not necessarily limited to special projects and exhibits, internship opportunities, guest speakers, and student awards.

John and Lynda Powell Art Acquisition Endowment
Established by John Powell (’65 B.A. Journalism) and Lynda Powell to support the acquisition of new works and for restoration and presentation of works for the permanent collection.

Earl K. Shreckengast and Julia K. Muller Collection Endowment
Established by Earl K. Shreckengast and Julia K. Muller, to provide monies to the Palmer Museum of Art to support the maintenance of various collections, giving primary consideration to maintenance of the Earl K. Shreckengast and Julia K. Muller Glass Art Collection.

Annie Gooding Sykes Internship at the Palmer Museum of Art
Established by Christine W. and Raymond G. Ayoub in memory of Christine Ayoub’s grandmother, the late artist, Annie Gooding Sykes.  The purpose of this fund is to provide an internship opportunity to an outstanding graduate or upper-level undergraduate student enrolled in the Department of Art History, the School of Visual Arts, Women’s Studies, or American Studies.

Silver Trout Curatorial Graduate Internship Program
The purpose of this endowment is to provide monies for curatorial internships for Art History and Art Education graduate students to facilitate the completion of various curatorial tasks at the Palmer Museum of Art while providing hands-on experience in the areas of organization and staging of exhibits and catalogues.  This fund also provides support for curatorial projects and initiatives at the Palmer Museum of Art which shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the development of a museum studies program.

Edith M. Tonkin Estate
The purpose of this endowment is to provide monies for the benefit of the Palmer Museum of Art.