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Museum Associates

For more information:
Bethany Lange
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Council Officers:
Carol Fragen

Vice Presidents:
Chuck Hilliar
Randy Westwood
Ellen Donaldson

Development Chairs:
Georgia Fogelson
David Wilson

Dorothy Meyerman

Lee Appel
Susan Walpert

Nominating Committee Chair:
Janet Langford
Susan Walpert

Immed Past Pres:
Gloria Scoby

The Museum Associates Council or “MAC” was established in 1966 by a small group of members with a strong desire to assist in the ongoing promotion and funding of museum programs. Today, more than 250 dedicated MAC members plan and execute a variety of fundraising events, while promoting a strong camaraderie between members and a shared passion for Palm Springs Art Museum. The funds raised each year by MAC allows Palm Springs Art Museum to offer exceptional opportunities for up to 15,000 children and others who take part in our activities. Many of the children receive no other arts education. Money raised also supports essential museum operations which allow for world-class exhibitions.

MAC is best known for hosting the annual Gala and alternating major social events: The Art of Shopping, A Day in the Garden, Let Us Entertain You (LUEY), and Art In Bloom. In addition to these fundraising events, MAC offers its members many volunteer opportunities and enrichment programs and is especially proud of the scholarship program, which supports high school seniors on their way to college to study the arts. MAC members are invited to participate in enrichment programs and exclusive tours. These wonderful events provide an opportunity for members to meet and become friends while supporting the museum.  

MAC members include full and part-time residents of the desert, retirees, business people, philanthropists and anyone with a desire to assist in the promotion and funding of museum programs while expanding their cultural knowledge and making new friendships. You must be a member of the museum to be eligible for MAC membership. Annual membership in MAC is $150 for an individual or $200 for a couple. Membership fees are fully tax-deductible.

For event information please contact:

Megan Ochs
MAC Events Manager
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Member benefits include:
Admission to MAC member-only enrichment programs, such as exclusive excursions and tours.

Access to MAC member-only reduced pricing for enrichment programs, such as presentations, performances and luncheons.

Pride in being a member of the museum's longest standing council.

Camaraderie gained through participation in events and programs that benefit the museum's education programs.

Fulfillment in the joy of giving that is achieved by contributing to the museum's fundraising council.

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