The Fine Arts Club of Pasadena Endowments

The Awards Endowment for the Performing Arts

formerly called
The Awards Endowment Fund

In 1986, President Noel Bryant presented the idea of establishing an Awards Endowment Support Group Committee. This became a reality at the September board meeting when it was voted to establish a “Contributing Membership Awards Group.” Noel Bryant presided at the first meeting of the Awards Endowment Group Committee on May 24, 1987. A slate of officers and bylaws for the group were proposed and adopted. It was agreed that any money generated by the group would go into The Awards Endowment. Rules for membership were also adopted.

The Awards Endowment was created to perpetuate awards to deserving young artists. The interest from this fund is presented to competition winners at the Club’s Awards Banquet held annually in April. During this time fundraisers are held every other year, on odd numbered years. The Club acknowledges, with great appreciation, Julia T. Stahl and Evelyn S. English for their generous financial contributions to The Awards Endowment. As of June 2007, the fund was renamed to The Awards Endowment for the Performing Arts.

The Operating Endowment

In June 1999, President Robert Joseph Barbera, along with several members, established The Operating Endowment. The purpose of this endowment is to augment the operating expenses for the five dinner meetings and programs held in October, December, February, April and June.

The Fine Arts Club of Pasadena acknowledges Robert J. Barbera, Evelyn S. English and Julia T. Stahl for their generous contributions to The Operating Endowment. For the past ninety-nine years, the Club has had a distinguished past and looks forward to a bright and illustrious future.

The Awards Endowment for the Visual Arts

In the Spring of 2007 the Board of Directors established a third endowment called The Awards Endowment for the Visual Arts. Robert J. Barbera was the inspiration and author of this new endowment.

The Awards Endowment for the Visual Arts was created to perpetuate awards to deserving young visual artists. The interest from this fund is presented to competition winners at the Club’s Awards Banquet held annually in April.

At the March 27, 2007 Board of Directors meeting, a motion presented by Jo Trout Butcher, Visual Arts Exhibitor Chair, was passed to have Burgundy and Gold as the official colors of The Fine Arts Club of Pasadena.