The Gallery has been blessed with generous and longstanding donors, including second, third and even fourth generation supporters.
Maurice and Alice Cameros, members of the University of Rochester class of 1931, wanted to “give back” to the University. To that end, in the 1980s they established a lecture series titled “Striving for a Just Society,” which brought such national figures to campus as UN Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, Senator and Secretary of Defense William Cohen of Maine, Washington Post columnist David Broder, and President Jimmy Carter.
Continuing the family tradition, their son Alan Cameros has made significant gifts of time and money to the Memorial Art Gallery—as a volunteer on MAG’s Board of Managers, as a long-time member of the Director’s Circle, and through donations and loans of art from his exceptional personal collection. Most recently, Cameros provided major funding for Albert Paley’s 2013 sculpture Soliloquy and for the plaza surrounding the work, which has been named in memory of his parents. Democrat and Chronicle article on Alan Cameros
“Alan Cameros has been a major supporter of the Memorial Art Gallery throughout my three decades as director,” says Grant Holcomb. “We are grateful for his generosity and vision.”