DEVOS FOUNDATIONS MAKE $1 MILLION GIFT TO NMU ART MUSEUM

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\li0\ri0\sl360\slmult1\keepn\widctlpar\tx0\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\tx9360\aspalpha\aspnum\faauto\outlinelevel0\adjustright\rin0\lin0\itap0\pararsid3484986 \b\fs24\lang1033\langfe1033\cgrid\langnp1033\langfenp1033 {\fs25\insrsid8459594 DEVOS FOUNDATIONS MAKE $1 MILLION GIFT TO NMU ART MUSEUM \par }\pard\plain \s15\ql \li0\ri0\sl360\slmult1\widctlpar\tx0\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\tx9360\aspalpha\aspnum\faauto\adjustright\rin0\lin0\itap0\pararsid3484986 \fs23\lang1033\langfe1033\cgrid\langnp1033\langfenp1033 {\fs24\insrsid8459594\charrsid16607948 MARQUETTE -- }{\fs24\insrsid8459594 The Dan and Pamella DeVos and the Richard an d Helen DeVos Foundations, both of Grand Rapids, have made a joint $1 million campaign gift to NMU\rquote s Art Museum as part of }{\i\fs24\insrsid8459594\charrsid11682436 This Decisive Season: The Campaign for Northern Michigan University}{ \fs24\insrsid8459594 .}{\fs24\insrsid8459594\charrsid8478840 \par }\pard\plain \ql \fi576\li0\ri0\sl360\slmult1\widctlpar\tx0\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\tx9360\aspalpha\aspnum\faauto\adjustright\rin0\lin0\itap0\pararsid3484986 \f1\fs22\lang1033\langfe1033\cgrid\langnp1033\langfenp1033 {\f0\fs24\insrsid8459594\charrsid8478840 \'93}{\f0\fs24\insrsid8478840\charrsid8478840 The NMU students, faculty, staff and alumni are thrilled to rec eive a gift of this magnitude for our art museum, and we sincerely thank the DeVos family for choosing to invest in Northern,}{\f0\fs24\insrsid8478840 \'94}{\f0\fs24\insrsid8478840\charrsid8478840 said NMU President Judi Bailey. }{ \f0\fs24\insrsid8478840 \'93}{\f0\fs24\insrsid8478840\charrsid8478840 We are also pleased to have Dan, our former Board of Trustees chair,}{\b\f0\fs24\insrsid8478840\charrsid8478840 }{\f0\fs24\insrsid8478840\charrsid8478840 his wife Pam}{ \f0\fs24\insrsid8478840\charrsid8478840 , and Richard and Helen DeVos, honorary degree recipients, remain active }{\f0\fs24\insrsid8478840 members }{\f0\fs24\insrsid8478840\charrsid8478840 of the Northern community.}{ \f0\fs24\insrsid8459594\charrsid8478840 \'94 }{\f0\fs24\insrsid8478840\charrsid8478840 \par }{\f0\fs24\insrsid8459594 Dan was appointed by former Gov. John Engler to NMU\rquote s Board of Trustees in April 1995. He was the Board\rquote s chair from January 2001 until his term\rquote s expiration in December 2003.}{\f0\fs24\insrsid11813241 He currently serves on NMU\rquote s Cisler College of Business Advisory Council.}{\f0\fs24\insrsid13112107 \par }{\f0\fs24\insrsid3484986 Richard and Helen}{\f0\fs24\insrsid2173570 , founders of the Amway Corporation,}{\f0\fs24\insrsid3484986 were awarded NMU honorary degrees in 1998. Richard served as the speaker at that year\rquote s mid-year commencement ceremony. \par }{\f0\fs24\insrsid3484986\charrsid3484986 \'93}{\f0\fs24\insrsid3484986\charrsid3484986 It }{\f0\fs24\insrsid3484986 w}{\f0\fs24\insrsid3484986\charrsid3484986 as }{\f0\fs24\insrsid2173570 a}{\f0\fs24\insrsid3484986\charrsid3484986 great honor to }{ \f0\fs24\insrsid3484986 have }{\f0\fs24\insrsid3484986\charrsid3484986 serve}{\f0\fs24\insrsid2173570 d on}{\f0\fs24\insrsid3484986\charrsid3484986 }{\f0\fs24\insrsid2173570 Northern\rquote s governing board for the past eight years}{ \f0\fs24\insrsid3484986 }{\f0\fs24\insrsid3484986\charrsid3484986 and to watch }{\f0\fs24\insrsid8410404 the university}{\f0\fs24\insrsid3484986\charrsid3484986 excel in so many areas}{\f0\fs24\insrsid13061396 ,\'94 said Dan DeVos.}{ \f0\fs24\insrsid3484986\charrsid3484986 }{\f0\fs24\insrsid13061396 \'93}{\f0\fs24\insrsid3484986 My parents, my wife and I believe that Northern is }{\f0\fs24\insrsid8865463 as fine an}{\f0\fs24\insrsid3484986 educational i}{\f0\fs24\insrsid8865463 nstitution as}{\f0\fs24\insrsid3484986\charrsid3484986 found anywhere in the country}{\f0\fs24\insrsid13061396 . }{\f0\fs24\insrsid2173570 We are happy to}{\f0\fs24\insrsid3484986 create this endowment for the NMU Art Museum, knowing that }{ \f0\fs24\insrsid8865463 in }{\f0\fs24\insrsid2173570 doing so}{\f0\fs24\insrsid8865463 it}{\f0\fs24\insrsid2173570 will}{\f0\fs24\insrsid3484986 help to continue }{\f0\fs24\insrsid13061396 a Northern}{\f0\fs24\insrsid3484986 commitment to bring quality art to its students and the people of the Upper Peninsula.\'94}{\cs21\b\f0\fs24\cf1\insrsid3484986\charrsid3484986 \par }{\f0\fs24\insrsid13112107 }{\f0\fs24\insrsid8410404 Micha}{\f0\fs24\insrsid6649702 el Cinelli}{\f0\fs24\insrsid8410404 , head of the art and design department, says that the DeVos endowment will be used primarily for museum programming. \par }{\f0\fs24\insrsid11813241 \'93}{\f0\fs24\insrsid13061396 The}{\f0\fs24\insrsid11813241 generosity of the }{\f0\fs24\insrsid13061396 DeVos Foundations will provide us with the on-going funds that will enable }{\f0\fs24\insrsid8410404 Northern}{ \f0\fs24\insrsid13061396 to bring major exhibits }{\f0\fs24\insrsid8410404 to its art museum }{\f0\fs24\insrsid13061396 on a regular basis}{\f0\fs24\insrsid11813241 ,\'94 said Cinelli. }{\f0\fs24\insrsid13061396 \'93 This gift will also open up all kinds of horizons for the NMU art and design faculty and students.\'94}{\f0\fs24\insrsid11813241 \par }\pard \qc \fi576\li0\ri0\sl360\slmult1\widctlpar\tx0\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\tx9360\aspalpha\aspnum\faauto\adjustright\rin0\lin0\itap0\pararsid8410404 {\f0\fs24\insrsid8410404 (more) \par \page \par }\pard \ql \fi576\li0\ri0\sl360\slmult1\widctlpar\tx0\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\tx9360\aspalpha\aspnum\faauto\adjustright\rin0\lin0\itap0\pararsid13061396 {\f0\fs24\insrsid13061396 The NMU Art Museum will be renamed the DeVos Art Museum at the completion of East campus renovation project, according to Bailey. \par }\pard \ql \fi576\li0\ri0\sl360\slmult1\widctlpar\tx0\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\tx9360\aspalpha\aspnum\faauto\adjustright\rin0\lin0\itap0\pararsid2173570 {\f0\fs24\insrsid2173570 As part of the renovation, the }{\f0\fs24\insrsid6649702 art museum}{\f0\fs24\insrsid2173570 will be moved from its current location in Lee Hall to the Art and Design North Building. }{\f0\fs24\insrsid8459594 The new museum will }{ \f0\fs24\insrsid11813241 feature two art galleries within the museum, one for rotating exhibits \endash including student and community exhibits \endash and the other for exhibits from NMU\rquote s large permanent collection. }{\f0\fs24\insrsid13061396 The }{\f0\fs24\insrsid11813241 Art and Design North}{\f0\fs24\insrsid13061396 Building}{\f0\fs24\insrsid11813241 construct}{\f0\fs24\insrsid2173570 ion is scheduled to be complete}{\f0\fs24\insrsid11813241 by the start of the fall 200}{ \f0\fs24\insrsid3087798 4}{\f0\fs24\insrsid11813241 semester.}{\f0\fs24\insrsid8459594 \par }\pard \ql \fi576\li0\ri0\sl360\slmult1\widctlpar\tx0\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\tx9360\aspalpha\aspnum\faauto\adjustright\rin0\lin0\itap0\pararsid3484986 {\f0\fs24\insrsid11813241 \'93The DeVos }{ \f0\fs24\insrsid8410404 gift}{\f0\fs24\insrsid11813241 will take }{\f0\fs24\insrsid3484986 us}{\f0\fs24\insrsid11813241 from a small university}{\f0\fs24\insrsid13061396 museum}{\f0\fs24\insrsid11813241 to the level of a }{\f0\fs24\insrsid13061396 significant art center}{\f0\fs24\insrsid3484986 ,\'94 said Wayne Francis, director of 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This is a very exciting time for NMU\rquote s art and design program, the university and the regional art community.\'94}{\f0\fs24\insrsid11813241\charrsid16607948 \par }\pard \qc \fi576\li0\ri0\sl360\slmult1\widctlpar\tx0\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\tx9360\aspalpha\aspnum\faauto\adjustright\rin0\lin0\itap0\pararsid3484986 {\f0\fs24\insrsid8459594\charrsid16607948 -30- \par }\pard \ql \li0\ri0\sl360\slmult1\widctlpar\tx0\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\tx9360\aspalpha\aspnum\faauto\adjustright\rin0\lin0\itap0\pararsid3484986 {\f0\fs24\insrsid8459594\charrsid16607948 \endash Prepared by Cindy Paavola}{\f0\fs24\insrsid8459594 \line \par }{\f0\fs24\insrsid8459594\charrsid16607948 \par }\pard \ql \li0\ri0\sl360\slmult1\widctlpar\aspalpha\aspnum\faauto\adjustright\rin0\lin0\itap0\pararsid3484986 {\insrsid6952168\charrsid8459594 \par }}

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