Community Foundation Awards Sustainability Grant to the Miller Art Museum

The Door County Community Foundation has awarded the Miller Art Museum a Sustainability Grant from the Ruth & Hartley Barker Memorial Fund and the William C. and Marjorie W. Glenn Endowment Fund. This grant supports technology upgrades to strengthen organizational operations.

The Sustainability Grant allows the Miller Art Museum to upgrade technology infrastructure, perpetuating present growth and allowing the museum to more effectively deliver its mission. This will be achieved through donor management software, digitization of record-keeping, and volunteer management software.

“More than 100 volunteers presently serve as docents, museum attendants and exhibit installers at the Miller Art Museum,” said Nancy Sargent, board member of the Door County Community Foundation.  “The volunteers continue to be the lifeblood of the institution and we are honored to provide this grant to assist in their work at the museum.”

 2017-04-18 Miller Art Museum.jpgPictured, from left to right are Nancy Sargent, board member of the Door County Community Foundation and Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, Executive Director of the Miller Art Museum.

Founded in 1975 through the generosity of Gerhard and Ruth Miller, the Miller Art Museum is a non-profit cultural arts institution, open all year, to provide a variety of arts opportunities to thousands of children and adults from near and far. The beautiful galleries feature changing exhibits with a rich diversity of expression fostering the creative life of the community.

To learn more about the Miller Art Museum, please call 920-746-0707 or visit,

The Door County Community Foundation’s Sustainability Grants program distributes grant dollars from funds such as the Arts Fund, Children & Youth Fund, Education Fund, Green Fund, Health & Human Needs Fund, Healthy Water Fund, Historic Preservation 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 $20 million in charitable assets.


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