Bryan and Jan are two of our amazing Foundation Donors. Their level of giving extends beyond simply donating, into volunteering and also bequeathing an amount to the Foundation in each of their Wills. We were interested to know more about why Bryan and Jan have elected to support the Foundation and the Museum in these different ways:
Why do you choose to support the Foundation for the WA Museum?
The short answer is, at this stage of our life, we can. In the course of updating our Wills, we thought that we should make some provision for Culture and the Arts. In the course of discussing this, we thought why not make an annual donation sooner! We’ve attended some fabulous functions with excellent speakers giving a focus to the evening and as a result feel more connected to the museum.
What do you enjoy most about being an Artefact Circle Donor ?
We truly enjoy feeling part of the Museum cohort and meeting like-minded people at Artefact Circle events. The functions and presentations are always centred on incredibly interesting subjects with special presentations such as the virtual reality Antarctica Experience which was extraordinary.
How did you come to the decision to include the Foundation in your wills?
We moved to WA in 1980 and founded a small engineering company that was quite successful over the 25 years we owned it. We feel indebted to WA for that opportunity and it gives us great pleasure to make a modest annual donation to the Arts.
What do you look forward to the most in the New Museum for WA?
The architecture is probably number one because we know little about the contents but we are excited that we will be united with Otto, the blue whale.
What would you say to those who are considering a donation to the Foundation for the WA Museum?
Investing in the stock market is a “cheers and tears” experience. In contrast investing in the Foundation is a 100% positive experience and one not to miss!