Friends of the Daura Gallery

Friends of the Daura event

Friends of the Daura Gallery are valued partners helping the Gallery to provide exposure to the arts for students and the community.

The support of our Friends allows us to add to the permanent collection, host traveling exhibits, provide exhibit space for students, and offer classes -- like those for the Museum Studies minor.

Join the Friends of the Daura Gallery today!

Two ways to join:

  1. Contact Laurie Cassidy
    Administrative Assistant for the Daura Gallery
  2. Or, print and mail the Friends of the Daura Gallery form

Basic Membership Benefits 

  • Announcements of lectures, receptions, children's workshops, and special events
  • Daura Gallery exhibition and program calendars
  • Annual Daura Gallery newsletter
  • Invitations to exclusive travel programs
  • Invitation to the annual Director's talk and reception
  • Invitation to the bi-annual Evening with Art & Friends dinner and lecture

Friend ($25-99)

Enjoy basic membership benefits

Benefactor ($100-249)

Plus receive a copy of an exhibition catalogue

Patron ($250-499)

Plus be acknowledged as a program sponsor

Virginia Davis Society ($500-999)

Plus get an invitation to a special exhibition preview brunch

Georgia Morgan Society ($1,000-4,999)

Plus enjoy dinner with a visiting artist or scholar

Pierre & Louise Daura Society ($5,000-9,999)

Plus be acknowledged as an exhibition sponsor. A great option for businesses and corporations!

Director's Circle ($10,000 and above)

Plus rental fee waived for one private event in the Daura Gallery. Another perfect option for businesses and corporations!

More Information about the Friends of the Daura Gallery

The Daura Gallery seeks to serve Lynchburg College and the community beyond by providing opportunities for learning, enjoyment, and personal growth, and, as such, to deepen our understanding of human experience and cultural diversity. To do this, we need your support by becoming a charter affiliate of the Friends of the Daura Gallery. We are always touched by the way visitors to the Gallery respond to our exhibitions and programs. But in order to continue our level of excellence in exhibitions, expand our collections, and improve our educational programs, we need the constant and generous support of Friends like you. Your support will make a tremendous difference every day at the Daura Gallery.

Exhibition expenses, including loan fees, insurance and transportation, are greater than ever, and special event and program costs are constantly mounting. By joining the Friends of the Daura Gallery, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping us achieve our goal of providing great exhibitions and programs for all our constituents - students, alumni, the residents of Central Virginia - and keeping the vitality of the arts in Lynchburg and beyond. Contributions of all sizes will help us better serve our constituents and we have categories for every level of support.

Other Ways to Contribute

There are other ways to contribute as well. If your employer makes matching gifts, please contact your human resources director. To discuss facility rental or the donation of works of art or artifacts, please contact Barbara Rothermel, Director of the Daura Gallery, at 434.544.8343 or by email at