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  • Snow did not deter Chinese New Year or Jim Gurney’s Dinotopia.
  • Haitian Art in Outlooks, Ceremics Outlooks exhibition, MarkSijan and of course Vogel and Baskin.
  • A range of new acquisitions:Two works by Pyle Student Katherine Richardson Wireman, a set of prints by Aubrey Beardsley, more wonderful books collected for their cover designs from the Mary Sawyer collection, a portfolio of Feminist Art (pictured is Miriam Shapiro), 69 illustrations for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island by Louis Rhead, a wonderful print by Fred Tomaselli (who had a retrospective last year at the Brooklyn Museum) and many more acquired mostly through gifts.
  • Howard Pyle launches us into our Centennial Celebration. All the favorites and some surprises.
  • Conclude and introduce Molly Keresztury, Manager of Marketing and Public Relations.
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    • 1. Opening Remarks
      Chairman’s Welcome: Mr. Gerret Copeland
      President’s Remarks: Mrs. Carolyn Burger
      Approval of 2009 Annual Meeting Minutes
      Governance Report: Mr. Stuart Grant
    • 2. Opening Remarks
      Honoring Carol Burger: Mr. Gerret Copeland
      Carolyn S. Burger has served on the
      Museum’s Board since 2004. She has
      Chairedthe Finance Committee, served as
      VicePresidentand for the past two years as
      President of the Board. We are deeply
      indebted to Carol for her leadership during
      these challenging times.
    • 3. Governance Report
      We are deeply grateful to the following individuals who have completed their terms:
      • Phyllis Aerenson
      • 4. Carol Ammon
      • 5. Denni Ferrara
      • 6. Havidan Rodriguez (resigned January 2011)
      • 7. Larry Zutz
    • Governance Report
      Up for re-election for a second three-year term:
    • Governance Report
      Nominee for election to the Board of Trustees:
      David G. Bills is Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy at DuPont. He joined DuPont in May 2001 as VP of DuPont Corporate Plans and has since held positions of Vice President and General Manager of each DuPont Displays, DuPont Fluoroproducts, and DuPont Global Biotechnology; as well as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Sales Officer. He was named to his current position in November 2009. Prior to joining DuPont, Mr. Bills was a partner in the Chicago office of McKinsey & Company, providing strategic guidance and consultation to industrial and technology companies. At McKinsey, Mr. Bills served as co-leader of the firm's worldwide Growth Strategy Practice and was a member of the Corporate Finance and Industrial Marketing Practices. Mr. Bills received his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1983 and his master of business administration from Harvard Business School in 1989. From 1984 - 1987 he worked at Exxon as a process engineer and operations manager in the Baytown, Texas, refinery. He lives in Wilmington with his wife and two daughters.
      David G. Bills
      Senior VP DuPont
    • 11. Governance Report
      Nominee for election to the Board of Trustees:
      Roberts W. Brokaw III has 36 years of investment banking experience. Prior to his relocation to Delaware in 2002, he was based in New York City, most recently as Senior Managing Director, Structured Products Group, at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Prior to Bear Stearns, he was a Managing Director and head of the Corporate Finance Group at PaineWebber Incorporated and before that, he performed similar duties as a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Brokaw received an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School; and was jointly awarded BA and MA degrees in Economics from Yale University, with high honors in his major, magna cum laude. In recent years, he has been an Adjunct Professor of Finance in New York University’s MBA program and a Senior Professional Fellow at NYU’s Center for Law and Business. Roberts Brokaw LLC provides senior-level corporate finance perspective to owners, lenders, managements, boards of directors, law firms and government agencies. Mr. Brokaw is a great grandson of the artist Howard Pyle.
      Robers W. Brokaw III
      Principal, Roberts Brokaw LLC
    • 12. Governance Report
      Nominee for election to the Board of Trustees:
      Charles M. Elson is the Edgar S. Woolard, Jr., Chair in Corporate Governance and the Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. He is also "Of Counsel" to the law firm of Holland & Knight. He formerly served as a Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law. His fields of expertise include corporations, securities regulation and corporate governance. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Virginia Law School, and has served as a law clerk to Judges J. Harvie Wilkinson III and Elbert P. Tuttle of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits. He is a Salvatori Fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. and a member of the American Law Institute. Professor Elson has written extensively on the subject of boards of directors. He is a frequent contributor on corporate governance issues to various scholarly and popular publications. He is Vice Chairman of the ABA Business Law Section’s Committee on Corporate Governance. His wife, Aimee, served as a Delaware Art Museum trustee from 2002-2008.
      Charles M. Elson
      University of Delaware
    • 13. Governance Report
      Nominee for election to the Board of Trustees:
      As managing director of Wilmington Family Office Jack leads and supports thirty-five highly seasoned professionals serving prominent multi-generational families, executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs. The families Jack works with rely on him to help manage the multi-dimensional aspects of their family’s financial affairs, including: serving the role of executive director, advisor, and confidant, as well as developing intergenerational strategies customized to best meet their needs. Jack has more than three decades of experience in providing advice and overseeing the execution of financially-related solutions for wealthy families, which includes the strategic leadership and business management responsibilities associated with oversight of multiple family offices and other entities. Jack holds an MBA in Taxation from Drexel University and earned his bachelor’s degree from Villanova University. He serves as director to NAEPC (National Association of Estate Planners and Councils) and as director on numerous family foundations and various professional and community committees.
      John P. “Jack” Garniewsky, Jr.
      Wilmington Family Office
    • 14. Governance Report
      Nominee for election to the Board of Trustees:
      Alicia Hughes recently joined the Delaware Biotechnology Institute of Newark, DE (DBI) as its new Associate Director. She attended Texas Southern University as a Douglass Honors Institute Scholar, and earned a BS degree in biology with minors in biomedical engineering and organic chemistry in 1996. Immediately after college, she spent two years as a sixth grade science teacher in a suburban Houston school district. Thereafter, she went on to receive her juris doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law, with concentrations in intellectual property, health policy and international and comparative law in 2002. In 2009 she received a competitive scholarship to the University of Virginia and has since been designated a Sorensen Institute Fellow for Political Leadership. Ms. Hughes is also involved in the outreach program “STEM,” an effort to increase awareness of career and education opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
      Alicia Hughes
      Delaware Biotechnology Institute
    • 15. Finance Report
      Mike Miller, Chief Financial Officer
    • 16. Operating Results--2010 vs. prior years
    • 17. 2010 Operating Revenue
      2010 Operating
      Revenue $2,210,787
      (2009 $2,308,619)
    • 18. 2010 Operating Expense
      2010 Cash Operating
      Expenses $3,433,660
      (2009 $4,157,205)
    • 19. Museum Employees
    • 20. Investments and Cash
    • 21. Bond Issue Update
      Agreement reached with Wells Fargo to extend letter of credit securing bonds to October 2013 on very favorable terms
      Museum will redeem $4 million of bonds by June 30, provide mortgage to Museum property and agree to covenants to grow endowment
    • 22. Director’s Report
      Winter 2010
    • 23. A Diverse Array of Exhibitions
    • 24. Some Wonderful New Acquisitions!
    • 25. “You could take me to the Museum as many times as you wanted to and I would never get bored.”
      – comment from Warner Elementary School 2nd grader
      Many Memorable Programs
      Festival of Goblins
      School Tours
      Art Excursions for Pre-K
      Hispanic Heritage
    • 26. Looking Ahead: 2011-2012
      Perception/Deception: Illusion in Contemporary ArtMembers Opening May 20 – September 2011
      Mary Temple, Installation in Fusco Hall
      Robert Lazzarini, Gun
      Chul-Hyun Ahn
      Plywood, lights, mirror, found braches
      Larry Kagan
      Steel with shadow
    • 27. Looking Ahead: 2011-2012
      Howard Pyle: American Master RediscoveredNovember 12, 2011 – Jan./Feb. 2012
      Thomas Eakins, Rush Carving Allegory of the Schuylkill, 1876-77, Philadelphia Museum of Art
    • 28. Looking Ahead: 2011-2012
      Some Centennial Treats include:
      A Centennial Gala on November 12, 2011
      A New Year’s Celebration in partnership with the
      Delaware Symphony Orchestra on December 31, 2011
      State-wide partnerships, programs and events
      An Exhibition devoted to the art of Mary Page Evans
      A Major Juried exhibition of regional art
      An exhibition celebrating 100 years of
      Collecting at the Delaware Art Museum
      An exhibition of Contemporary Illustrators influenced
      By Howard Pyle
      Lots of wonderful programs, parties and events!
    • 29. Thank you to all our wonderful Members! We couldn’t be great without you!