Remington Art Museum Receives $212K Estate GiftPosted: Updated:
The Frederic Remington Art Museum has received a $212,000 estate gift from Lee and Deborah Hirschey.
The museum says the Hirscheys have been great proponents of the facility and its mission for many years.
The former president and chief executive officer of Climax Manufacturing Company in Lowville, Lee died in May. He had been a trustee of the museum and an important contributor to its finance committee.
Charter members of the museum’s William R. Clark Legacy Society, which recognizes planned gift donors, Lee and Debby were regular annual gift donors and they also helped with leadership gifts for specific projects, like the museum’s 2018 HVAC renovation.
The Lee and Deborah Hirschey Fund becomes the second named endowment fund managed for the Remington Museum by the Northern New York Community Foundation (NNYCF), joining the Frederic Remington Art Museum Fund, which was established by Mary and Carl Colton and has since been bolstered by the generosity of others who have NNYCF donor-advised funds and individual donors.
By growing permanent assets restricted for the benefit of the Frederic Remington Art Museum and managed by NNYCF and its own foundation, the Frederic Remington Museum Foundation, the museum and its supporters aim to secure long-term investments totaling $10 million. These funds will help sustain the museum and assure its future.