In response to President Trump’s March 16 preliminary budget proposal, which calls for elimination of agencies including IMLS, NEH and NEA, Alliance President and CEO Laura Lott said these agencies and other programs “play an essential role in helping museums make the arts and the humanities accessible to all Americans. It is Congress—not the President—that will ultimately determine funding levels for these vital agencies. After a record-setting presence at Museums Advocacy Day 2017, the Alliance will continue to work with our allies to build on Congress’ tradition of strong bipartisan support for these agencies.”
Hear from leaders of the Alliance’s Latino Professional Network on what museums can do in response to a series of executive orders issued in late January by the Trump administration that ordered the construction of a wall along the US border with Mexico, restricted federal funds to sanctuary jurisdictions, and imposed a ban on travel to the US from several Muslim-majority countries.
Affleck will lead all aspects of the Alliance’s fundraising programs and activities with the primary goal of building a culture of philanthropy in support of the Alliance’s 2016-2020 strategic plan.