Museum Receives Bequest, KVCC Foundation Taking on New Look

June 29, 2010 - The Kalamazoo Valley Museum has received a bequest amounting to $1.79 million from the estate of a Kalamazoo couple whose family has requested anonymity.

The funds will be used to build the museum’s endowment that can be the source of future financial support for projects and programs, according to Steve Doherty, executive director of the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Foundation.

The museum has also received a $10,000 grant from the foundation to host guest lecturers and special programs that will complement the upcoming nationally touring exhibition on race.

"Race: Are We So Different?" has been booked into the downtown-Kalamazoo museum from Oct. 2 through Jan. 2.

Doherty also reports that the annual Opportunities For Education fund-raiser, which attracted a record number of 330 to hear Jim "The Rookie" Morris talk about baseball and keeping one’s dreams alive, netted nearly $38,000 in scholarship assistance earlier