The Women’s Committee
The Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum was established by the Board of Trustees of the Walters Art Museum, Inc. in 1963 with a mission to support and promote the Walters Art Museum. Beginning with 12 determined members, the Committee grew to nearly 100 members at its peak.
Over the course of the last 58 years, the Committee created goodwill for the museum and supported programs and projects that inspired creativity, learning, and exploration for students and families, and engagement for thousands of museum visitors, both onsite and online. Contributing gifts in excess of $2,000,000 to the Walters, funds raised supported the museum’s general operating costs, including bus transportation for over 75,000 Baltimore City school children visiting the museum, 25 special exhibitions, eight summer camp scholarships, two family festivals, and in 2021, the support of new educational resources such as Classroom Connect and the distribution of 10,000 Art Kits to Baltimore City and Baltimore County families.
Effective June 30, 2021, the Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum established the Walters Women’s Committee Legacy Endowment to support the efforts of the museum in perpetuity and ceased operations as an active committee. Funds from the Endowment continue the legacy of the Women’s Committee and their longstanding commitment to support educational programming and expenses related to special exhibitions at the Walters.
To learn more about the Walters Women’s Committee Legacy Endowment, or to make a contribution, please contact Ashley Mancinelli, Senior Director of Development at [email protected].