The Gibbes Museum of Art and the Center for Women, in Charleston, SC, are pleased to announce “The Art and Heart of Philanthropy” discussion and luncheon on Jan. 14, 2014, at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, SC. Panelists Laura Gates, Carolyn Hunter, Susan Romaine, and Anita Zucker will talk with moderator Jane Perdue about the art of giving back.
“We are so thankful to the distinguished panelists and the moderator, Jane Perdue, for their participation in this important event. Nonprofits exist because of the generosity of philanthropic people and through collaboration that strengthens a community,” says Center for Women Executive Director Amy Brennan. “We are excited to work with the Gibbes Museum of Art and know that these women will be an inspiration for us all.”
Laura Gates: Board President of the Carolina Art Association/Gibbes Museum of Art, Mrs. Gates is the former Vice President of the Field Museum of Natural History and Principal at McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Carolyn Hunter: President of C&A Unlimited, Ms. Hunter is the owner of three local McDonald’s franchises.
Susan Romaine: A nationally recognized artist, Ms. Romaine is represented by galleries in Charleston, SC, and Santa Fe, NM.
Anita Zucker: Chairperson and CEO for the InterTech Group, Mrs. Zucker is past Board Chair of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, The Coastal Community Foundation, Trident United Way, and Jewish Studies at the College of Charleston among others.
Jane Perdue: CEO/Principal of Braithwaite Innovation Group, Ms. Perdue is a leadership futurist who writes, speaks, and consults about challenging stereotypes and gender bias. Ms. Perdue is president of the Board of Directors for the Charleston, SC Center for Women.
Schedule of Events:
Coffee and registration will begin at 10:30am followed by a panel discussion at 11am. Continue the conversation over a delicious lunch at Jasmine’s Porch. The Wells Gallery will host a champagne social following lunch.
$75 (includes presentation, luncheon, and a $50 tax-deductible contribution to the Gibbes Museum and the Center for Women). Registrations are accepted on the Center for Women website at (www.c4women.org), or please call 843/763-7333. Advance registration required.
Thank you to the following sponsors: JMC Charleston, Kiawah Fine Jewelry, RTW Charleston, Wells Gallery, and The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
The Center for Women is an educational resource and nonpartisan advocate for enhancing South Carolina women’s economic growth and personal development to encourage success – personally and professionally – every day, every way. Through programs, workshops and special events we assist over 6,000 people annually!
Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. Located along Charleston’s Museum Mile in the heart of historic district, the museum is dedicated to collecting and presenting Southern art from the Colonial period through today. The Gibbes’ permanent collection consists of over 10,000 works, principally American with a Charleston or Southern connection. The museum offers an impressive roster of special exhibitions and public programs throughout the year.