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"I can't put into words what that opportunity meant to him and to us."

Make an impact. Contribute to art education:

"When my father-in-law read in the paper about SAMA’s upcoming Plein Air Paint Out, I thought it was a great opportunity for Frankie to spend a few days doing what he loves! The experiences he has gained are unforgettable. He met incredible artists who offered him encouragement and shared their experiences and techniques. I hope you can find it in your hearts and budget to support our local art programs. With this funding SAMA can provide a classroom with a variety of programs that serve families and youth in our neighborhood. Help add color to the world!" - Pam Orzehowski

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Support YOUR Museum

Your gift to the annual giving campaign touches every aspect of museum operations and allows SAMA to continue to showcase celebrated American art for the people of the southwestern area of central Pennsylvania. Thoughtful donations by members and patrons help us fund innovative Arts-in-Education programs across five museums in Altoona, Bedford, Johnstown, Ligonier, and Loretto.

This significant and impactful exchange of giving and receiving among passionate and caring people is more important now than ever. Thank you for your support!

Thank you to our 2022 Supporters!

Director’s Circle ($10,000+)

Allegheny Foundation

Bedford Borough

Bedford Fine Art Gallery

Benzel's Bretzel Bakery, Inc.

Ann and William Benzel

Bruno and Lena DeGol Family Foundation

Colcom Foundation

Grable Foundation

Joan and Gerald Hawk

Mr. and Mrs. J. Martin Kooman

National Endowment for the Arts

Barry H. Newborn

Barbara O'Brien

The Pittsburgh Foundation

Robinson Family Foundation

Barbara and Lawrence Savino

Mrs. Roberta Titelman

Tussey Landscaping, LLC

Wolf Kuhn Foundation


Benefactor ($7,000 - $9,999)

Dr. Magdi and Karen Azer

Hon. Timothy and Dr. Anne Creany


Connoisseur ($4,000 - $6,999)

Mr. and Mrs. John K. Duggan, Jr.


Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau

Dr. Scott Q. and Diane Little

Dr. Owen K. and Marian Morgan

Robin and Rocky Patel

Pittsburgh Foundation: Wish Book

The Rotary Club of Altoona

Saint Francis University

Sheetz Inc

Somerset Trust Company

UPMC Altoona Foundation

Enthusiast ($1,000 - $3,999)

Cindy and Woody Acker

Bedford County Visitors Bureau

Mari-Pat Beene

Beene Creative Design / Pigeon Hill Studios

Blair Companies

Blue Spark Capital Advisors

Maureen and Paul Calandra

Terry Carnila

Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation

Nicole and Clifton Clark

Carol and Morley Cohn

Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Olive and George Conte

Courtesy Ford Inc.

Cassandra and David Davies

Sandra and Paul Detwiler, III

Nancy Devorris

Thomas Dosh and James Cayce

And many, many more who are equally essential to advancing American Art and contribute throughout the year under these listed amounts.



Enthusiast Cont' ($1,000 - $3,999)

Explore Altoona!

Glenda and Michael Forosisky

Franciscan Friars, T.O.R.

Mark Glenn and Suzy Egan Glenn

Helen Gorsuch

Jane and R. Lee Hite and The Hite Family

Congressman John Joyce and Dr. Alice Joyce

Dede Kazmaier

Kranich's Jewelers

Paula and Dean Lemley

Mary Lessard

M&T Foundation

McLanahan Corporation

Mr. and Mrs. Seward P. Mellon

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Mellon

Blair Pawlowski

Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Pennington

Coldwell Banker Town & Country Real Estate, Robert F. Pennington

Bonnie Resinski

Jacquie and Lloyd Roach

Robertshaw Charitable Foundation

Nancy and Stephen Sheetz

Florence and Mark Shuss

Dr. Margaret Smith

Bonnie and Joe Stevens

Margaret and Michael M. Strueber

Summit Foundation

Thoburn Foundation

John Ventura

Chantel Ventura

Warriors Mark Alpaca Farm

Gerald & Aline Wolf


Sustainer ($500-$999)

1st Summit Bank

Pamela and John Barsotti

Carnegie Inn and Spa

Eleanor Feeley

First Commonwealth Bank

Jeanne and Robert Gleason

Timothy Inglis

Kerr Kreations

Ann Macdonald

Suzy and G. Gary Moyer

Diane and Jack Murray

Edward S. Newlin

Nittany Beverage

Penn State Golf Courses

Neil and Marilyn Port Family Foundation

Kathy and Donald Ruggery

Jim Simons

Jana Stanford-Sidler

Shirley Zampelli Sturtz-Davis

Susan and Mark Thomas

Alice Troy and Stephen Yslas

James Wehling

Windber Country Club

Ann and John Wolf

Young, Oakes, Brown and Co., PC

Annual Giving Campaign


Director’s Circle - $10,000+

Benefactor - $7,000 - $9,999

Connoisseur - $4,000 - $6,999

Enthusiast - $1,000 - $3,999

Sustainer - $500 - $999

Contributor - $200 - $499

Associate - $100 - $199

Friend - $50 - $99

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