Landmarks Raises $7 Million for Endowment


Two women standing in front of a bronze shell

Marc Quinn, ribbon cutting for Spiral of the Galaxy, 2013. 24 October 2016.

Photo by photo by Lawrence Peart


Landmarks Announces Completion of Endowment Campaign

Landmarks announced today the successful completion of its endowment campaign. Launched in 2019 with a transformative gift and challenge match from the Still Water Foundation, the campaign raised more than $7 million, ensuring Landmarks’ ability to serve campus and community for generations to come. The endowment will consolidate Landmarks’ core strengths and enable the program to expand educational initiatives, connect to new audiences, and bolster conservation efforts.

Launched in 2008 with a long-term loan of 28 works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Landmarks' collection includes nearly 50 works of art by some of the most influential artists of our time. The program is the recipient of several national awards and is recognized as one of the country’s top public art programs. A museum without walls, Landmarks provides students and the community free access to great works of art, along with engaging public programs that foster personal growth and curricular connections across campus.

Landmarks’ public art acquisitions are generously funded through a percent-for-art policy tied to the university’s capital improvement projects. Operational needs—including staff salaries, internships, education initiatives, and collection conservation—rely on donations and gifts from individuals and foundations. The endowment enables Landmarks to plan for the future, provide for ongoing programs, and address unexpected needs, which are all key to organizational stability.


Total Gifts - $7,129,150

Total Donors - 37

Areas of Giving

  • Area of Greatest Need - $6,254,150 = 88%
  • Education/Student Support - $650,000 = 9%
  • Conservation - $225,000 = 3%

Endowments Created and/or Enhanced

  • Sheri Clark Henriksen Endowed Excellence Fund for Mobile Applications
  • Jacobson Conservation Internship
  • Landmarks Legacy Fund
  • Joe R. Long Internship Endowment
  • Tom and Charlene Marsh Family Conservation Endowment for Landmarks
  • McCabe Family Conservation Endowment
  • Rosan Family Conservation Internship

Read the full press release on Landmark’s press page.


Image: Still Water Foundation's Jill Wilkinson with Landmarks founding director and curator Andrée Bober