Denver Art Museum’s Petrie Institute of Western American Art Reaches Endowment Goal

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DENVER, CO.- The Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) Petrie Institute of Western American Art, which develops original scholarship and Western American art exhibitions and programs for the public, has reached its endowment funding goal. More than $7 million was raised in three years by a challenge grant campaign to fund collections, programs and scholarship in perpetuity. The challenge was created in 2007 by longtime DAM trustee, Tom Petrie, who with his wife Jane donated $5 million to the endowment, including a $3 million outright cash gift, and a challenge to match additional donations dollar-for-dollar up to $2 million. The successful endowment campaign ends today, with 48 donors contributing to meet the fundraising goal. “I’m pleased with the community’s response to this challenge that Jane and I put forward to endow the Institute,” said Tom Petrie. “I credit former Denver Art Museum Director