SAQA Endowment Fund
The SAQA Endowment Fund is a permanent fund established to support the future growth and activities of our organization. Such a fund provides stability and security, helping to ensure our mission over the long term. Endowment funds are permanently set aside and invested to generate future earnings. Expenditures are then made from the earnings while the principal remains intact.
The Finance Committee oversees the Endowment Fund, which is invested through Charles Schwab in an account that includes a variety of bond and equity mutual funds, with a conservative balance of 35% bond funds and 65% equity funds.
Your gift to the Endowment Fund will ensure a vibrant and strong organization for decades to come, enabling SAQA to allocate more financial resources in support of our mission: to promote quilt art through education, exhibitions, and professional development of our members. The impact of your generosity will touch every aspect of SAQA’s activities: our exhibitions, catalogs, the SAQA Journal, conferences, and regional programs.
Legacy donations are especially appropriate for an endowment fund. If you wish to include SAQA in your will or as a beneficiary, please contact our Executive Director, Martha Sielman: MarthaSielman@SAQA.com.
Any amount would be greatly appreciated and may be pledged once or over a period of time.
As a donor to the endowment fund with a commitment of $10,000 or more, you may wish to associate your name, or the name of someone who has played an important role in your life, with Studio Art Quilt Associates in perpetuity by establishing a Named Fund. That fund will be credited whenever earnings from it are used for any purpose, in perpetuity.
We will be pleased to provide you and your advisors with samples of our endowment agreements and to discuss in detail our endowment investment policies. Moreover, we will provide you with annual updates on the impact of your fund within our organization.
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation. Your donation to SAQA may be tax deductible.
Legacy Circle -- SAQA is remembered in our wills
John J. "Butch" Davies, III
John and Maureen Hendricks
Ruth A. White
Dr. Kenneth and Shelly Zegart
President’s Circle $15,000 and up
Mary Anhaltzer Memorial Fund*
Lisa Ellis * in memory of Judith House
Director’s Circle $10,000 - $14,999
Ralph and Janice James
Jean Ray Laury Memorial Fund (Karey Bresenhan)*
Gold Circle $5,000 - $9,999
Robert and Ardis James Trust
Teri Springer in honor of all SAQA members who have had breast or ovarian cancer
Silver Circle $2,500 - $4,999
Barbara Daly Blanchard in memory of her mother, Doris Louise Peck Daly
Carol A. Churchill
Marvin Fletcher in memory of Hilary Fletcher
John M. Walsh III*
Bronze Circle $1,000 - $2,499
Anonymous in memory of Francisco Bautista
Cat Larrea & Mark McDermott
Margaret Moon & Butch Davies
Sandra Sider* in memory of Jean Ray Laury
Members’ Circle up to $1,000
2013 SAQA Board of Directors in honor of Sandra Sider
Pamela Price Klebaum
Ellie Kreneck in honor of Yvonne Porcella
Donna Leigh Jackins
Gay E. Lasher
Denise Linet Mary Ann Littlejohn
Karlyn Bue Lohrenz
Rodi Shemata Ludlum
Magali Aparecide Miranda
Judy Tipton Rush
Kris Sazaki, in Honor of My Fellow Board Members 2010-2016
G. Peter Shostak in memory of Myra Shostak
Martha Sielman in honor of Sandra Sider
Chris Boersma Smith
Sarah Ann Smith
Tammo & Aafke Steenhuis
Karen Reese Tunnell
Carolyn Lee Vehslage
* Contributed to the $50,000 matching funds