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Corporate Memberships Are Smart Business


 “People feel good about living in a city that has major, cultural attractions such as museums.”


Being a corporate member of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh makes good business sense.  By supporting Carnegie Museums, corporate members invest in the region and reach out to the community; in turn, they reap the benefits of a strong local economy and high public visibility.

            American Eagle Outfitters, a national clothing retailer based in Warrendale, PA, has in recent years taken advantage of the opportunities presented by supporting Carnegie Museums.  American Eagle sells casual clothing as well as clothing, equipment, and accessories for outdoor sports at approximately 600 stores nationwide and online at ae.com.  The company is the official clothing provider for the television program “Dawson’s Creek” and for Dimension Films, a division of Miramax. 

            American Eagle has been a member of Carnegie Museums’ Directors Circle since 1998.  This year, the company has increased its annual support of the museums’ general operating fund.

            “We support Carnegie Museums for three reasons,” says Jeff Skoglind, vice president of Human Resources for American Eagle.  “The museums enhance the attractiveness of Pittsburgh, supporting the museums helps us fulfill our corporate mission to be a civic leader, and our corporate membership benefits our sales associates.”

            Jeff, who moved to Warrendale from Columbus last year, appreciates the importance of cultural institutions such as Carnegie Museums to companies competing for top-flight employees.  “People feel good about living in a city that has major, cultural attractions such as museums,” he says.

            He says that the discount on admissions to Carnegie Museums that American Eagle’s sales associates receive as part of the company’s corporate membership is a popular benefit.  “We’re pleased to help give our sales associates exposure to culture and diversity through the museums.  At Carnegie Museums, people can enjoy fine art, explore the sciences, and gain an appreciation of pop culture.  The variety of experiences available at the four museums contributes to making people well-rounded individuals.”

            Through its American Eagle Foundation, the company also supports Jumpstart, a non-profit program based in Boston that engages young people in community service.  American Eagle also was a corporate sponsor of the Mario Lemieux Golf Tournament last year.  “We believe in giving back to the community,” says Jeff. “And Carnegie Museums fits in perfectly with our corporate philosophy of giving.” 


Cornice Society Update

More than 60 supporters of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh became charter members of The Cornice Society in 2000, its first year of existence.  Although, the deadline for charter membership was December 31, 2000, it’s never too late to express your commitment to Carnegie Museums’ future by joining!

The Cornice Society honors people who have made planned gifts to Carnegie Museums.  Approximately 50 percent of the members' gifts are bequests, but virtually all types of planned gifts, including charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, and gifts of life insurance and retirement assets, are represented.

Benefits of Cornice Society membership include invitations to special members‑only events, and, unless anonymous membership is preferred, recognition in selected Carnegie Museums publications.   Most importantly, Cornice Society members have the satisfaction of knowing that they have done their part to ensure that Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh will educate and inspire future generations. 

For further information, or to discuss planned gift options, call Sally Davoren, director of Gift Planning, 578-2478.



High Tech Community Comes to The Warhol


Representatives of Pittsburgh’s burgeoning technology community were invited to celebrate the launch of The Andy Warhol Museum’s One Stop Warhol Shop, a dynamic web project combining the best of art and new technology.  One hundred and twenty guests attended the October launch, hosted by The Warhol, Pittsburgh Technology Council, and Intel Corporation, and sponsored by Confluence Technologies. 

The One Stop Warhol Shop was developed by The Warhol in collaboration with ArtMuseum.net and presented by Intel Corporation.  This collaboration also included a redesign of the museum’s own website, www.warhol.org.  To visit the One Stop Warhol Shop, go to http://www.artmuseum.net/

The Warhol’s innovative new web project is another fine example of Carnegie Museums’ position as a leader in high technology in the region.







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