Next Generation Committee raises thousands for HMA

January 2, 2019
Next Generation Committee members Mendy Aluise, Abby Reale and Michael Chirico pose with Huntington Museum of Art Development Officer Rebecca Stephens in front of the Childe Hassam painting "Lincoln's Birthday Flags — 1918."

HUNTINGTON — The Next Generation (NXTGEN) Committee at the Huntington Museum of Art wrapped up its most successful fundraising campaign Dec. 21 by bringing in more than $6,000.

The NXTGEN Committee’s fundraising efforts go toward the $335,000 goal of the 2019 Open Door Membership Campaign. A campaign which is used to raise funds each year for general operating expenses at the Huntington Museum of Art.

The Huntington Museum of Art would like to thank the NXTGEN Committee members, who seek to connect people 40 years of age and younger to the Huntington Museum of Art through the crowdfunding site CrowdRise.

HMA Development Officer Rebecca Stephens coordinates the Open Door Membership Campaign and the NXTGEN online campaign, which are overseen by HMA Development Director Jennifer Wheeler.

This year’s NXTGEN volunteers consisted of Team Roman/Chirico with Jacob Roman and Michael Chirico, Team Reale/Cross with Abby Reale and Isabel Cross, Team Aluise with Mendy Aluise and Sarah Aluise, Team Salter’s Students with

Meghan Salter and her students from Martha Elementary; along with Niki Rowe-Fortner, Team Anne and Tia with Anne Yon and Tia Szendi-Horvath, CW Dolin, Team Maizie and Seth with Maizie Plumley and Seth Payne, Team Arnold with Aaron and Courtney Arnold and Team Walling/Lazell with Sarah Walling and Frances Lazell.

This year’s NXTGEN Online Campaign generated more than $6,000 and more than 80 new memberships.

“We cannot thank our NXTGEN Committee members enough for their hard work on this campaign,” said HMA Development Officer Rebecca Stephens. “Their efforts have brought in dozens of new memberships and more than $6,000 to help us meet our Open Door Membership Campaign goal. The NXTGEN volunteers have been wonderful to work with, and their passion for the community and the Huntington Museum of Art is immeasurable.”

Anyone who is interested in joining the NXTGEN Committee should contact Development Officer Rebecca Stephens at 304-529-2701, ext. 327.

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