Organizational Supporters of The Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
Corporate, Foundation and Government Supporters
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is honored that businesses of all sizes and from many industries, as well as foundations and government agencies, choose to support our College and the students we serve.
Supporters make this choice for many different reasons, often reflecting their deep commitment to the fine arts, to quality higher education, to the next generation of fine artists, to the quality of life on the Connecticut shoreline, and pride in having Lyme Academy College as a centerpiece of the shoreline area’s rich cultural life.
There are many ways in which businesses and organizations choose to support the College. Some, like Smith Insurance of Niantic, Connecticut, have supported exhibitions of student work for many years. Others, like Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, support the Pre-College Program, allowing talented youth with limited financial resources to take advantage of studio instruction and portfolio review. Still others, like Essex Savings Bank, support the College through their Community Investment Program, based on votes of support from their customers.
A number of businesses, either directly through their company or through a related foundation like the Pfizer Foundation, match the gifts of their employees and retirees. Others, like All-Pro Automotive, support the Annual Campaign for Lyme Academy College. Some, like Axel Johnson Inc., have chosen to remember an honored employee through a memorial gift to the College. Others, like Liberty Bank, donate to student scholarships. Foundations such as Homeland Foundation, Inc. support the Chauncey Stillman Gallery, and government agencies such as the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism support exhibitions in our galleries.
Many businesses support the College’s annual scholarship fund-raising event. Some, like INNCOM international, inc., show their support as corporate sponsors. Others, like Gary Lewis Photography, make valuable in-kind donations. Still others, like Olde Mistick Village, show their support as advertisers, or, like Ceramica, donate valuable auction items.
The College recognizes these supporters in a number of ways: through listings on our College web site (with “hot links” to business web sites for those that choose it), at an annual Corporate Breakfast, through signage, on event invitations and directories, in advertising, in communications to our community of supporters, and in acknowledgment letters.
The College also strives to provide supporters with meaningful benefits.
Another meaningful type of support is volunteer participation. This can take two forms: joining with others in the business community to encourage support of the College through business-to-business contacts, and volunteer support by employees, individually or in groups, at the College. Contact the Development Office to learn more.
Recent Corporate, Government and Foundation Supporters
Aetna Foundation, Inc.
Albemarle Equities, LLC
J. Alden Clothiers
The Allegra & C.D. Batchelor Fund
All Pro Automotive
Amica Companies Foundation
Andy’s Deli & Market
Arrow Paper Party Rental
AT&T Higher Education/Cultural Matching Gift Program
John E. & Caron G. Avery Foundation
Axel Johnson, Inc.
Bank of America Foundation – Matching Gifts
Bank of New York Foundation
Black Hawk II
Black Orchid Jewelers
Black Whale Antiques
Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation
The Herb Chambers Companies
Cantor Colburn, LLP
Elizabeth Carse Foundation
The Sandra & Arnold Chase Family Foundation
Chips Pub II
Coastal Therapeutic Massage
The Community Foundation of Southeastern CT
Connecticut Audubon Society
Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism
Connecticut Dept. of Economic and Community Development
Connecticut Department of Higher Education
The Cooley Gallery, Inc.
Daphne Seybolt Culpeper Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Adolph R. Czepiel Memorial Foundation
Day Pitney LLP
The Day Publishing Company
The Diana Family Foundation
Divine Wine Emporium
Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc.
R.G. and A.M. Douglas Foundation
Essex Financial Services, Inc.
Essex Printing Co. Foundation
Essex Savings Bank
Essex Meadows Lifecare Retirement Community
Exxon Mobil Foundation
The Gallery at Firehouse Square
Geer Hill Tavern
Getchell Legacy Fund
Hamm Family Charitable Fund
The Maximillian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, Inc.
Homeland Foundation, Inc.
IBM Corporation Matching Gifts Program
INNCOM international, inc.
Jean Callan King Interior Design LLC
The Joffray Family Foundation
Kebabian’s Oriental Rugs
The Chester Kitchings Family Foundation
Kostin, Ruffkess & Co., LLC, CPAs
Lawrence & Memorial Hospital
Liberty Bank Foundation
Liv’s Oyster Bar
The George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation
Lyme Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce
Lyme Old Lyme Junior Women’s Club
Lyme Old Lyme Lions Club
Mayflower Inn & Spa
Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc.
Charlotte Meyer Design
The Midgard Foundation
Morris Family Foundation
Northeast Utilities Connecticut Light & Power
Olde Mistick Village
Frank Loomis Palmer Fund
Peddler Gift Shop
A Pocketful of Posies
Pratt Family Fund
Red Pepper Gallery
Rising Phoenix Foundation, Inc.
Schwab Charitable Fund
Olcott and Lucy Smith Foundation
The Southwick Foundation, Inc.
The Stobart Foundation
Studio 80+ Sculpture Grounds
Louis F. & Mary A. Tagliatela Foundation
Thames River Properties
Town of Old Lyme
Waterford Group Charitable Foundation
The Carlton Wiggins & Donald Bain Trust
The Xerox Foundation
United Technologies Matching Gift Program
E. F. Watermelon