Announcement of Major Gift from Brown-Forman to the Speed Art Museum

Brown-Forman Vice Chairman Jim Welch, Speed Art Museum Chairman of the Board of Trustees Bruce Merrick and Speed Art Museum CEO Ghislain d’Humieres gathered together on February 23 at the Speed Art Museum in celebration of Brown-Forman’s major gift to the museum. The $1 million-dollar donation will allow anyone to visit the museum for free on Sundays for the next five years.

Photos by BILL WINE

Ron Murphy and Speed Art Museum CEO Ghislain d\'Humiéres talked prior to the start of the announcement.Kathy Brown, Elizabeth Perry Spalding and Susan Lavin.Speed Art Museum Chairman of the Board of Trustees Bruce Merrick.Speed Art Museum Chairman of the Board of Trustees Bruce Merrick.Brown-Forman Vice Chairman Jim Welch.Christy Brown.Guests applauded during the presentation.Christy Brown.Speed Art Museum CEO Ghislain d\'Humiéres.Elizabeth Perry Spalding.Christy Brown.Helen Lee Fugitte smiled during her conversation with Christy Brown.Christy Brown.Connie Goodman, Karen LaClare Casi and Speed Art Museum Board of Trustees member Eric Doninger.Ron Murphy, Kathy Brown and Father Jerry Eifler.Brown-Forman Vice Chairman Jim Welch was interviewed by the media.Speed Art Museum CEO, Ghislain d\'Humiéres and Brown-Forman Vice Chairman, Jim Welch both smiled for the media while displaying a replica $1,000,000 donation check.Speed Art Museum CEO Ghislain d\'Humiéres and Brown-Forman Vice Chairman Jim Welch.Speed Art Museum CEO Ghislain d\'Humiéres and Ankur Gopal.Brown-Forman Vice Chairman Jim Welch was interviewed by the media.The Speed Art Museum is nearing completion with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony set for Saturday, March 12 at 10:00 am.