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.

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Recent Corporate, Government and Foundation Supporters
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    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.
    Bafflin Foundation
    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 Books
    Essex Financial Services, Inc.
    Essex Printing Co. Foundation
    Essex Savings Bank
    Essex Meadows Lifecare Retirement Community
    Exxon Mobil Foundation
    The Gallery at Firehouse Square
    GE Foundation
    Geer Antiques
    Geer Hill Tavern
    Getchell Legacy Fund
    Gilman Brothers
    Gracie’s Corner
    Hamm Family Charitable Fund
    The Hartford
    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
    Massini Design
    Mayflower Inn & Spa
    Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc.
    Charlotte Meyer Design
    The Midgard Foundation
    Mohegan Sun
    Morris Family Foundation
    Northeast Utilities Connecticut Light & Power
    Ocean Accessories
    Olde Mistick Village
    Frank Loomis Palmer Fund
    Pasta Vita
    Peddler Gift Shop
    Pequot Commercial
    Pfizer Foundation
    A Pocketful of Posies
    Power Posse
    Pratt Family Fund
    Red Pepper Gallery
    Rising Phoenix Foundation, Inc.
    Rutigliano Design
    Schwab Charitable Fund
    Olcott and Lucy Smith Foundation
    The Southwick Foundation, Inc.
    Spa Solutions
    The Stobart Foundation
    Studio 80+ Sculpture Grounds
    Louis F. & Mary A. Tagliatela Foundation
    Thames River Properties
    Town of Old Lyme
    Waterford Group Charitable Foundation
    Webster Bank
    The Carlton Wiggins & Donald Bain Trust
    The Xerox Foundation
    United Technologies Matching Gift Program
    U.S. Trust
    E. F. Watermelon
    Webster Bank