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Summer 2006

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Audrey Webb
Audrey Webb

Planning for the Future: A Legacy at Pacific Asia Museum
Throughout the 1970s and 80s, Katharine Audrey Webb (known to her friends as Audrey) was a familiar figure at the Pacific Asia Museum, serving as a volunteer and a valued advisor. Audrey was also a consistent and generous donor who, in addition to supporting the annual fund, contributed prized works of art to the collection and the grand piano that to this day continues to be used for performances in the auditorium. She also had the practical foresight to contribute generously toward the purchase of the parking lot just north of the museum, realizing that the property would become one of the museum’s most important assets. Senior Curator Emeritus David Kamansky recalls her as a friend who was “frank, humorous, devout and unpretentious. She acted upon her principles.”

Audrey was dedicated to Pacific Asia Museum and other organizations that involved education, the arts and programs for children. In her later years, she established the Katharine Audrey Webb Foundation to ensure the causes she cherished would continue to benefit from her support after her death. Since her passing in 1993 the Foundation has provided funding to many institutions, including substantial support for the outreach and education programs at the museum. Pacific Asia Museum is proud to be a beneficiary of this extraordinary woman’s legacy.

Heritage Society
Like Audrey Webb, the members of the Heritage Society are dedicated to the museum’s mission of furthering intercultural understanding through the arts and perpetuating the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. They have
demonstrated this through significant gifts to the museum’s endowment fund or by including the museum as a beneficiary of their estate planning.

The museum’s Development Department can provide you with more information on planned giving and how it may benefit you, your heirs, and the charities of your choice. Please call David Spiro at 626-449-2742 ext. 28. Your financial advisor or attorney can help you choose the right plan for you and your family.

Peter and Elaine Adams
Sofia Adamson
Raymond and Virginia Atchley
Dorrie Braun
George and Marilyn Brumder
Patricia Ayers Gallucci
Mr. and Mrs. George C. Good
Louise Hall
William R. Johnston
David Kamansky
Stephen A. Kanter, M.D.
Julius Kay
Richard Kelton
Nancy King
Ruth Lewis
The late Louisa Martineau
Sally and Ron McKay
Milton Meyer
Adele Morse
Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Nissen
Herbert Nootbaar
Elly Nordskog
The late Hans and Margo Ries
The late Otto Snyder
John Howard Steensen
Stephanie Stroup
Barbara Sugamori
Martha and Roy Tolles
Arthur and Elsie Vesco
The late Pearl Wang
Hubert H. Weiser
Frank Whiting
The late Alyce Williams
The late Lee and Zora Worson