SAQA Endowment Fund

Would you like to make a lasting impact on the future of SAQA? 

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The SAQA Endowment Fund is a permanent fund established to support the future growth and activities of our organization. Such a fund provides stability and security, helping to ensure our mission over the long term. Endowment funds are permanently set aside and invested to generate future earnings. Expenditures are then made from the earnings while the principal remains intact. 

Your gift will ensure a vibrant and strong organization for decades to come, enabling SAQA to allocate more financial resources in support of our mission: to promote quilt art through education, exhibitions, and professional development of our members.  The impact of your generosity will touch every aspect of SAQA’s activities: our exhibitions, catalogs, the SAQA Journal, conferences, and regional programs.

Legacy donations are especially appropriate for an endowment fund. If you wish to include SAQA in your will or as a beneficiary, please contact our Executive Director, Martha Sielman:

Any amount would be greatly appreciated and may be pledged once or over a period of time.  If you would like to make a donation, click here.  If you would like to make a recurring donation (monthly or quarterly), please use this form:

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation.  Your donation to SAQA is tax deductible (in accord with federal law).  Donors to the Endowment Fund are listed at the bottom of this page.

Named Funds

As a donor to the endowment fund with a commitment of $10,000 or more, you may wish to associate your name, or the name of someone who has played an important role in your life, with Studio Art Quilt Associates in perpetuity by establishing a Named Fund. That fund will be credited whenever earnings from it are used for any purpose, in perpetuity.

We will be pleased to provide you and your advisors with samples of our endowment agreements and to discuss in detail our endowment investment policies.  Moreover, we will provide you with annual updates on the impact of your fund within our organization.


Legacy Circle -- SAQA is remembered in our wills

   Christi Beckmann
   Judith Content
   John J. "Butch" Davies, III
   Wendy Huhn
   Sandra Sider
   Martha Sielman
   Teri Springer
   Judith Trager 
   Dr Kenneth and Shelly Zegart

President’s Circle   $15,000 and up
   Mary Anhaltzer Memorial Fund*
   Lisa Ellis * in memory of Judith House 
   Shirley Neary*
   Cathy Shanahan 

Director’s Circle    $10,000 - $14,999

   Ralph and Janice James  
   Jean Ray Laury Memorial Fund (Karey Bresenhan)*

Gold Circle            $5,000 - $9,999
   Robert and Ardis James Trust
   Teri Springer in honor of all SAQA members who have had breast or ovarian cancer

Silver Circle           $2,500 - $4,999
   Nancy Bavor
   Carol A. Churchill
   Marvin Fletcher in memory of Hilary Fletcher
   John M. Walsh III*

Bronze Circle         $1,000 - $2,499
   Anonymous (3)
   Anonymous in memory of Francisco Bautista
   Jacqueline Atkins
   Eliza Brewster  
   Linda Colsh  
   Ann Johnston
   LaPierre Studios
   Cat Larrea & Mark McDermott
   Jeanne Marklin
   Margaret Moon & Butch Davies  
   Mary Pal*
   Julie Scott*
   Sandra Sider* in memory of Jean Ray Laury
   Priscilla Stultz
   Judith Trager*
   Nelda Warkentin*
   Judy Warner
   Adrienne Yorinks

Members’ Circle     up to $1,000

   2013 SAQA Board of Directors in honor of Sandra Sider
   Anonymous (6)
   Virginia A. M. Abrams
   Mirjam Aigner
   Holly Adkins-Ardrey
   Barbara Aiken
   Joanne Alberda
   Katherine K. Allen
   Susan Apte
   Elizabeth Bamberger
   Alison A. Banks
   Abbi Barden
   Margaret Batko
   Alice Beasley
   Stella Belikiewicz
   Sue Benner 
   Elizabeth Bennett
   Margaret Blank
   Holly Brackmann
   Jane B. Broaddus 
   Peggy Brown
   Margaret Bushaw
   Deb Cashatt
   Susan Charles
   Susan Christensen
   Marilyn Clulow
   Marlene Cohen
   Maureen Cole
   Barbara Confer
   Martha Connell
   Judith Content
   Nancy G. Cook
   Karen Cooper
   Barb Corrigan
   Robin Cowley  
   Susie Cujes
   Dee Dadik
   Michele David
   Geri deGruy  
   Silvia Dell'Aere
   Eileen Doughty in memory of Gwen Magee
   June Mears Driedger
   Regina Dunn in memory of Mary Figulski, who gave me the love of sewing
Annabel Ebersole  
   Marcie Emily
   Nancy Erickson  
   Clairan Ferrono in memory of Catherine Ferrono and Claire Ferrono
Heidi Field-Alvarez
   Georgia French
Barbara Frey
Linda Gass
   Laurie Hill Gibb in memory of Florence Hill
   Mary Louise Gerek
   Becky Grover
   Joyce Hanlon
   Ayn Hanna
   Judith Harrison
   Terry Ann Hartzell
   Patty Hawkins in memory of Betty Clark, mother for all my sewing/art talent
   Carol Heist
   Jean Herman
   Sharon Hightower
   Jill Hoddick
   Sandra Holland
   Jessica Hudson
   Patricia Hull
   Tanja Iannarelli
   Toby Jagolinzer
   Jill Jensen
   Dolores Johnson
   Iris Karp
   Jean Wells Keenan
   Rosemary Kessler
   Patricia Kicklighter
Levin S. Kinsey
Pamela Price Klebaum
Sherri Kleinman
Lesley Knox
Ursula Koenig
Maureen Koski
   Lynn Krawczyk
   Ellie Kreneck in honor of Yvonne Porcella
   Donna Leigh Jackins
Carol Larson
   Judith Larzelere
Gay E. Lasher
Michele Lasker
   Alison Laurence
   Yemima Lavan
   Denise Linet
   Mary Ann Littlejohn
   Aurelle Locke
   Karlyn Bue Lohrenz
   Louise Ludecke
   Jenny Lyon
   Alice Magorian
   Kathryn Markel
Regina Marzlin
Kathleen McCabe
Diane Melms
Judith Merrell
Anita Mester
   Elsa Meyer
Paula Middendorp
Kathleen Molatch
Judy Momenzadeh
Patti Morris
   Gillian Moss
   Reiko Naganuma
   Pat Owoc
   Do Palma
   Donata Pfisterer
   Marti Plager
   Judith Plows
   Margaret Rolph
   Bernie Rowell
   Susan Ruda
   Judy Tipton Rush
   Dinah Sargeant
   Claudia Sammis
   Kris Sazaki
   Alison Schwabe
   Lisa Sellers-West
   Nancy Sharp
   Sara Sharp
   G. Peter Shostak in memory of Myra Shostak
   Martha Sielman in honor of Sandra Sider
   Maria Simonsson
   Ginny Smith
   Sandra Smith
   Sarah Ann Smith  
   Elizabeth Spannring
   Gerri Spilka
   Tammo & Aafke Steenhuis
   Paula Tanner
   Daphne Taylor
   Karen Reese Tunnell
   Carolyn Lee Vehslage
   Mary Vinovskis
   Debbie Wambaugh
   Denny Webster
   Ruth White
   Susanne Woods
   Diane Wright
   Charlotte Ziebarth
   Heidi Zielinski

Contributed to the $50,000 matching funds

Our Goal $ 150,000

Raised so far $ 179,666

$ 50,000 in Matching Funds