The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art’s mission is to provide arts education, create unique experiences, and to promote emerging artists. But we don’t do it alone. AKMA members and volunteers are part of a vibrant community of people who recognize the importance of a community-centered arts organization in our lives.
This month, we are recognizing the AKMA members and volunteers who have stepped up to go further…to be part of a vibrant community of people who recognize the importance of a community-centered arts organization in our lives.
Meet Marcy George
How long have you been involved at the museum?
This is my fifth year on the board, and my third as President.
Why did you initially get involved with the Board of Directors?
Pat Dillon was leaving the board, and asked if I wanted to become involved. I’ve always loved the museum, so I said sure!
What is a favorite memory you have here?
I have many favorite memories, all the Pot of Gold events I’ve been involved with, how pleased I was when we decided as a board to hire Eric [Fuson, AKMA Executive Director], taking [my son’s] prom pictures there in 2018, the 25th anniversary party [my husband] and I had there in 2019. Seeing all the membership shows and the high school shows – two of my favorites. My new favorite memory is the groundbreaking for the new driveway in August. This has been a dream for the museum for so long; it is amazing seeing it actually starting to happen.
Who has made the most impact on you at the AKMA?
A huge thank you to Eric [Fuson] for his hands-on approach, his vision and his amazing leadership. Another huge thank you to Megan for doing a wonderful job as interim director for almost all of 2020. It was a difficult job made even more difficult by the circumstances. Thanks to all of the staff for being generally awesome!
Thanks to Jackie Butler for her tireless work on events. She is an incredibly hard worker and a fabulous person. Thanks to Seth Slayden for giving us sound legal advice and keeping us out of trouble, much of it for free. Thanks to all of the board for the very important function they serve, and giving of their time to do so.
Any words of wisdom about your time on the board?
My years on the board have been great. Not that there haven’t been some challenges; but I love the museum and enjoy what I can do to see it thrive. Even when I have to leave the board, I still hope to be involved.
Thank you, Marcy!
Marcy George is the Team Leader of Community Health at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph and current Board President of the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art.
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AKMA members and volunteers are teachers, students, parents, business owners, artists, non-artists, entrepreneurs, employees, builders, adventurers, and –most importantly–supporters of our mission to educate the public, provide access to unique and meaningful experiences, and nurture emerging artists. Go further with us by becoming a member. If you’re already a member, consider going further to the next membership level.