Community Foundation Awards Sustainability Grant to the Frances Hardy Center for the Arts

The Door County Community Foundation has awarded the Frances Hardy Center for the Arts a Sustainability Grant from the Ruth & Hartley Barker Memorial Fund and the William C. & Marjorie W. Glenn Endowment Fund. This grant will cover the expenses of upgrading the Hardy Gallery’s technology, specifically a retail point of sale kit. The retail cash register will optimize the time it takes for docents to perform transactions for gallery visitors and will provide confidence for both that the transaction was done correctly and securely.

“The Hardy Gallery’s purpose is to enrich the vibrancy of the Door County community through promoting and fostering local visual arts,” said Kacie Mueller, Community Relations Officer of the Door County Community Foundation. “Helping to fulfill that purpose are the gallery docents, volunteers from all over the peninsula. The Community Foundation is happy to be able to provide the funds to support a technology upgrade which will advance the quality service these volunteers are able to provide.”

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Pictured from left to right are Sarah Zamecnik, Executive Director of the Francis Hardy Center for the Arts & Kacie Mueller, Community Relations Officer of the Door County Community Foundation.

The Hardy Gallery is a place for new and established artists to premiere their work and gain visibility through a heavily visited establishment; the gallery logged over 12,000 visitors during their 6-month 2015 season.  Patrons can enjoy exhibits of local and regional artists, see the nationally recognized Community Mosaic Project, take in spectacular sunset views or enjoy meeting local plein air painters in and around the gallery during the Door County Plein Air Festival.

For more information regarding the Frances Hardy Center for the Arts, please call 920-854-2210 or visit

The Door County Community Foundation’s Sustainability Grants program distributes grant dollars from funds such as the Arts Fund, Children & Youth Fund, Green Fund, Health & Human Needs Fund, Education Fund, Historic Preservation Fund, Healthy Water Fund, and the Women’s Fund.

For more information about the Community Foundation’s services and various grant programs, please visit

The Door County Community Foundation, Inc. is a collection of separate charitable funds set up by individuals, families, non-profit organizations, private foundations and businesses that are managed, invested and disbursed for the current and future good of Door County.  The Foundation was launched in 1999 and currently administers more than $17 million in charitable assets.


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