TMA Receives $400,000 Grant from KeyBank Foundation

Posted Nov 7th, 2014 by Kimberly Kowalski  Category: Community Interest


In an effort to support diversity and workforce development in Northwest Ohio, the KeyBank Foundation announces a $400,000 grant to the Toledo Museum of Art for the establishment of an endowment fund. The KeyBank Fellowship Endowment Fund will support the creation of a KeyBank Fellowship for minority candidates interested in museum leadership careers.

“This fellowship will not only provide the experience needed in the next generation of museum leaders, but will focus on recruiting candidates that reflect the diverse population of the region,” said Museum Director and CEO Brian Kennedy.

The Toledo Museum of Art is known for its renowned art collection, sustainability practices, visual language and art education initiatives and innovative leadership. The Museum has had a fellowship program in place for three years to provide leadership training, mentoring and experience at the executive level for post-doctoral candidates. This new fellowship would expand the program to help art museums remain relevant in their communities by training leaders from underrepresented groups.

“The Toledo Museum of Art is the region’s premier cultural institution,” said James Hoffman, KeyBank Market President. “We are proud to sponsor the fund and contribute to the promising future of the museum.”

KeyBank Foundation, a nonprofit charitable foundation funded by KeyCorp, makes philanthropic investments in organizations and programs that promote economic self-sufficiency for families, neighborhoods and communities. The Foundation’s three primary areas of philanthropic focus are financial education, workforce development and diversity. In each of the past seven years, through philanthropy, corporate contributions and volunteerism, Key has given on average approximately $18 million annually to nonprofit organizations in states where KeyBank has a presence. To learn more about the KeyBank Foundation, visit

About KeyCorp

KeyCorp was organized more than 160 years ago and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services companies, Key had assets of approximately $90.8 billion at March 31, 2014. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals and small and mid-sized businesses in 12 states under the name KeyBank National Association. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit KeyBank is Member FDIC.

About Toledo Museum of Art

The Toledo Museum of Art is a nonprofit arts institution funded through individual donations, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships and investments. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund programs at the Toledo Museum of Art through a sustainability grant program that encourages economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Glass Pavilion® and Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion® are registered service marks.

Admission to the Museum is free. The Museum is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.; and is closed Monday and major holidays. Thursday evening hours are sponsored by Huntington Private Client Group. Friday evening hours are made possible by Fifth Third Bank.

The Museum is located at 2445 Monroe Street at Scottwood Avenue, just west of the downtown business district and one block off I-75 with exit designations posted. For general information, visitors can call 419-255-8000 or 800-644-6862, or visit

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