Facts and Figures

Planned Giving

Plan your Gift to the Nasher Museum

Art Inspires. Share the Inspiration.

With a planned gift to the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, you can ensure the inspiration of future generations by making a gift that will provide for the continued collection, preservation, research and exhibition of art of the ages.

Just as art is created from different mediums, so are planned gifts:

  • Life income gifts can provide you and/or your loved ones with an income for the duration of your lives or for a specific number of years.
  • Charitable lead trusts can be used to transfer assets to a loved one with a significantly reduced tax liability.
  • Real estate, tangible property, and securities can be turned into gifts with immediate tax benefits.
  • Bequests, retirement accounts, and other testamentary gift plans can allow you to make a more substantial gift than you imagined possible.

If you plan an estate or life income gift to benefit the Nasher Museum, you are added to the rolls of the Heritage Society at Duke University, which honors alumni and friends who have included the Nasher Museum and/or Duke in their estate plans or have made some other type of planned gift.

For information about the variety of options for making a gift the best fits both your personal needs and the museum’s needs, please contact Kristen Greenaway, Director of Development and External Relations at 919-668-3527 or kristen.greenaway@duke.edu. All inquiries are confidential and without obligation.

Planned Giving
A Bequest by Dorothy Lander, WC’43

After graduating from Duke University in 1943, Dorothy Lander (Schulein) (1921-2010) taught English to immigrants via English In Action. She attended Art Students League of New York and volunteered or contributed to many educational, environmental, artistic, social and spiritual organizations. Her passion for education and the arts prompted her to leave a generous unrestricted bequest to the Nasher Museum. With this gift, we are able to support a 2014 exhibition devoted to newly released works by Joan Miró, and expand our free education outreach programming to local K-12 school children. A portion is also invested in the Nasher Museum’s endowment, in an unrestricted general endowment fund.


Financials, 2012-2013

Food service and catered events
Royalties from Duke University Press
Catalogue sales to Nasher Store
$ 296,247

$ 124,202
$ 40,000
$ 13,962
$ 13,829
$ 3,040
$ 491,280


Annual University allocation
Other University funding
Endowment Income
Other University Endowments
Annual Fund
Program Support
Estate Bequests
Proceeds from deaccession
Transferred in from prior years
Total Revenue
$ 2,042,723
$ 12,000
$ 363,371
$ 379,679
$ 569,505
$ 229,286
$ 195,885
$ 38,021

$ 47,500
$ 330,650
$ 157,500
$ 553,387
$ 4,919,507
$ 5,410,787

Salaries and benefits
Exhibitions and publications
Public relations and marketing
Education programs (excluding salaries/fringe)
Development/Membership, Events
Operations and maintenance
Nasher Store
Total Expenses
$ 2,484,790
$ 1,293,130
$ 161,969
$ 112,582
$ 215,830
$ 48,564
$ 527,917
$ 16,802
$ 231,430
$ 299,207
$ 18,566
$ 5,410,787

Board of Advisors

The national Board of Advisors advises on policy and major fundraising initiatives, and helps to guide the museum’s acquisitions for the permanent collection.

Nancy A. Nasher, L’79, Chair
NorthPark Development Company
Dallas, TX

Marilyn Arthur, W’56, P’79, P’88
Pinehurst, NC

Christopher Bass, T’97
Oak Hill Capital Management
San Francisco, CA

Irma Braman, GP’10
Miami Beach, FL

Norman Braman, GP’10
Braman Management Assoc.
Miami Beach, FL

Cynthia Brodhead
Durham, NC

Blake Byrne, T’57
Chairman of the Board
Skylark Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Trent A. Carmichael, T’88
Forester Capital, LLC
Greenwich, CT

Paula Cooper
Paula Cooper Gallery
New York, NY

Paula Hannaway Crown, T’80
Principal, Henry Crown & Co.
Chicago, IL

James Cuno
President and CEO
The J. Paul Getty Trust
Los Angeles, CA

David Haemisegger
NorthPark Management Company
Dallas, TX

Brenda La Grange Johnson, WC’61
USA Ambassador (retired)
New York, NY

David Lamond, T’97, L’06
Lamond Capital
San Francisco, CA

Gerrit Livingston Lansing, Jr., T’95
President and Chief Executive Officer
Equator, LLC
New York, NY

Michael J. Levine, T’84
Ronart Leasing Corp.
Scarsdale, NY

Michael Marsicano, T’78, G’82
President & Chief Executive Officer
Foundation for the Carolinas
Charlotte, NC

Patricia Roderick Morton, T’77, P’06
Owner/Financial Advisor
PRM Advisors, LLC

Jack H. Neely, T’80
Ballard Management Corporation
Tulsa, OK

Katharine Lee Reid
Chapel Hill, NC

Andrew C. Rothschild
Managing Director
Kemnay Advisory Services, Inc.
New York, NY

Jason Lewis Rubell, T’91
Rubell Hotels
Miami Beach, FL

William L. True, T’77
Gull Industries, Inc.
Seattle, WA

Derek M. Wilson, T’86, B’90, P’15
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Manhattan Pacific Capital Management
Dallas, TX


Ex Officio

Ann Craver
President, Nasher Museum Friends Board
Durham, NC

Peter Lange Provost
Duke University

Scott Lindroth
Vice Provost for the Arts Duke University

Richard J. Powell
John Spencer Bassett Professor,
American, Afro-American and African Art
Art, Art History & Visual Studies Duke University

Sarah Schroth
Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director
Nasher Museum of Art Duke University

Hans Van Miegroet
Professor and Chair, Department of Art and Art History
Duke University

Collections Committee

Collections Committee members include the Nasher Museum Board of Advisors and Frank Konhaus T’80, and Kristine Stiles, France Family Professor of Art, Department of Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University.


Friends Board

The Nasher Museum Friends Board focuses on reaching out to new audiences, increasing the museum’s membership and providing ongoing annual support.

Ann Craver, President
Durham, NC

Arthur Rogers, V
ice President and President-Elect
President, Eno Ventures
Durham, NC

Stefanie Kahn, P’11, P’13
Raleigh, NC

Michelle Beischer
Durham, NC

Gail Belvett
Chapel Hill, NC

Brad Brinegar
Chairman and CEO McKinney
Durham, NC

Jennings Brody
Parker & Otis
Durham, NC

Ruth Caccavale
Durham, NC

Deborah DeMott
Duke Law School

Kathi Eason
Durham, NC

Pierce Freelon
Durham, NC

Christopher Gergen, T’93
Founding Partner
New Mountain Ventures
Durham, NC

Michael Goodmon
Vice President of Real Estate
Capitol Broadcasting Co.
Durham, NC

Bryan Huffman
Executive Branch Director
Durham YMCAs
Durham, NC

Virginia (Ginger) Jernigan P’91
Raleigh, NC

David Lindquist
Chapel Hill, NC

Mac McCaughan
Co-founder Merge Records
Durham, NC

Lori O’Keefe
Vice President for Philanthropic Services
and Chief Operating Officer
Triangle Community Foundation
Wake Forest, NC

Pilar Rocha-Goldberg
El Centro Hispano, Inc.
Durham, NC

Henry Sappenfield
Kennon, Craver, Belo, Craig & McKee, PLLC
Durham, NC

Kim Saunders
President and CEO Mechanics and Farmers Bank
Durham, NC

Angela Terry
Durham, NC

Kelly Braddy Van Winkle T’99
Operations Manager
King of Texas Roofing Co.
Dallas, TX

Carl Webb President
Forty/AM Consulting
Durham, NC

John White
Director of Public Policy Greater
Durham Chamber of Commerce
Durham, NC