CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Museum of Art has announced a significant gift from the George Gund Foundation and the Gund family to support the museum's renovation and expansion.
The trustees of the George Gund Foundation approved a $5 million gift on November 8. The Gund family committed an additional $5 million. These additional gifts bring their total commitment to the project to $20 million. In honor of these major gifts, the museum's says its 1971 addition will be named The Gund Family Pavilion.
"We are grateful that The George Gund Foundation has committed this additional gift at such a crucial point in our campaign," said David Franklin, Sarah S. and Alexander M. Cutler director. "The Gund family embodies the values and dedication of the museum's original founders, and has such a passion for the arts, education and community service. We are proud to name the 1971 addition in their honor in recognition of their philanthropic support not only for the museum, but throughout Northeast Ohio."
"The Cleveland Museum of Art is one of Cleveland's treasures and plays such a vital role in the lives of people throughout Northeast Ohio," said David Abbott, Executive Director of The George Gund Foundation, speaking on behalf of the Foundation and Gund family. "It embodies the best of who we are as a community and represents Cleveland's importance in the arts throughout the world."
The renovation and expansion began in 2005