Foundation

SAM Foundation Board Members

Mr Peter Quinn (Chair of the Board)
Managing Director, Goulburn Valley Water

Mr Stephen Copulos
Managing Director, Copulos Group

Dr Jody Evans
Associate Professor (Marketing), Melbourne Business School

Mr Andrew Fairly AM

Mr George Gabriel
Director, Morphic Asset Management

Mr Carrillo Gantner AO
Chair, Sidney Myer Fund

Mrs Anne McCamish
Former Mayor, Greater Shepparton

Mr Drew Pettifer
Artist and Lecturer, Monash University

The SAM Foundation is a company limited by guarantee and its purpose is to undertake a significant capital drive for a new expanded Art Museum and to grow funds to benefit the SAM collection and program.

The SAM Foundation has deductible gift recipient status which provides opportunity for SAM in generating greater philanthropic giving and thereby increasing its capacity to exhibit greater quality works. It is a repository for gifts and bequests made for the long-term benefit of SAM and the broader community.

If you would like to express interest in the SAM Foundation you can be in touch with SAM Director Dr Rebecca Coates on phone (03) 5832 9517.

Tree of Giving for a new SAM

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A New SAM lapel pins are available for $20 in the SAM Shop

An initiative of the SAM Foundation, the goal of the Tree of Giving is to raise $500,000 over 12 months for the development of a new Shepparton Art Museum. This will incorporate significant art acquisitions, Indigenous and multicultural programming and initatives.

The Tree of Giving is on display in the entrance of SAM. The Tree will grow with your donation. You can pledge your support for a New SAM by buying a Gold, Silver or Bronze leaf with your name inscribed to be added to the Tree of Giving from the SAM Shop.

Gold Leaf $300
Silver Leaf $200
Bronze Leaf $100

Alternatively you can buy a New SAM lapel pin and talk to your friends and family about why an expanded Art Museum would be good for Shepparton.

The Foundation recognises the importance of a vibrant cultural offering in order to attract visitors and investment in the region, providing economic stimulus for the community. The new SAM will significantly expand upon the economic and social benefits flowing from its programs. The new SAM will enable the presentation of international and flagship exhibitions and showcase the cultural diversity of our region. Every great city needs a great Art Museum. Now is your chance to pledge your support for this vision.

All proceeds will go toward the capital fundraising drive for a new SAM. Donations to the SAM Foundation are tax deductable.

The Tree of Giving is proudly donated by the Copulos family.