Gibbes Museum of Art and Center for Women present Art and Heart of Philanthropy

  • Saturday, January 4, 2014


The Gibbes Museum of Art and the Center for Women announce The Art and Heart of Philanthropy discussion and luncheon on Jan. 14 at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island. Panelists Laura Gates, Carolyn Hunter, Susan Romaine and Anita Zucker will talk with moderator Jane Perdue about the art of giving back. “We are so thankful to the distinguished panelists and the moderator, Jane Perdue, for their participation in this important event. Nonprofits exist because of the generosity of philanthropic people and through collaboration that strengthens a community,” says Center for Women Executive Director Amy Brennan. “We are excited to work with the Gibbes Museum of Art and know that these women will be an inspiration for us all.”

Speaker biographies

Laura Gates: Board President of the Carolina Art Association/Gibbes Museum of Art, Gates is the former vice president of the Field Museum of Natural History and Principal at McKinsey & Company.

Carolyn Hunter: President of C&A Unlimited, Hunter is the owner of three local McDonald’s franchises.

Susan Romaine: A nationally recognized artist, Romaine is represented by galleries in Charleston and Santa Fe, N.M.

Anita Zucker: Chairperson and CEO for the InterTech Group, Zucker is past board chair of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, The Coastal Community Foundation, Trident United Way and Jewish Studies at the College of Charleston among others.

Jane Perdue: CEO/Principal of Braithwaite Innovation Group, Perdue is a leadership futurist who writes, speaks and consults about challenging stereotypes and gender bias. Perdue is president of the board of directors for the Charleston Center for Women.

Schedule of events

Coffee and registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by a panel discussion at 11 a.m. Continue the conversation over a delicious lunch at Jasmine’s Porch. The Wells Gallery will host a champagne social following lunch.


$75 (includes presentation, luncheon, and a $50 tax-deductible contribution to the Gibbes Museum and the Center for Women). Registrations are accepted on the Center for Women website at www.c4women.org, or please call 843-763-7333. Advance registration required.


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