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South Coast Museum Gets $5.5 Million Dollar Gift

Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 12:19am

A South Coast museum has received a major, $5.5 million dollar gift.

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art received the donation from the newly formed Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation.  The money will be used to endow the Museum Director’s position.  The idea is that the funding will help hire, and retain world class museum directors, adding stability to the Museum’s future.

Mercedes Eichholz has been involved with the Santa Barbara museum for decades, serving as President of its Board of Trustees, working on fundraising efforts, and giving or promising more than 20 artworks to its collection.

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