Rockford Art Museum

RAM Halfway Towards Fundraising Goal

Mar 23, 2016
Susan Stephens / WNIJ

The Rockford Art Museum launched a half-million dollar endowment campaign Tuesday and is already halfway toward its goal.

The I AM RAM campaign already received gifts totaling a quarter million dollars from the Lon and Dick Behr Foundation and the Funderburg Foundation.

This is only the second fundraising campaign for the endowment since it was created in 1997.

The museum says it put off launching another campaign until the economy recovered.

The museum was founded in 1913. It houses nearly 2,000 works of art.

Rockford Art Museum

Rockford Art Museum is wrapping up its 100th year in a number of big ways. Saturday, the museum hosts its 25th annual Evergreen Ball. Patrons will dine and dance among two-hundred of the museum’s greatest works, which are showcased in the on-going centennial exhibition. There’s also a new book highlighting the stories behind the museum’s growth from a sketch club to a community institution.