Hudson River Museum
Yonkers, New York
Second Donation by Joyce and Leonard Greene to Hudson River Museum Glenview Campaign
Hudson River Museum Director Philip Verre has announced a second donation by Joyce and Leonard Greene of $100,000 to the Glenview Campaign. Residents of Scarsdale, the Greenes made an initial donation of $100,000 to the Campaign in September of 1997.
Scheduled for completion in the fall of 1999, the Glenview Campaign is a $1.5 million project to restore, furnish and reinterpret Glenview Mansion, the 1876 Victorian residence of the John Bond Trevor family and, since 1924, home to The Hudson River Museum. The mansion represents both an important architectural and cultural part of the rich heritage of Yonkers and Westchester County.
On the occasion of the Greenes' first donation and for Mrs. Greene's long-standing leadership as Museum chair, trustee and donor, the Board unanimously voted to name the institution's education wing as The Joyce Greene Education Center. The Center, as educational arm of the Museum, reaches out to approximately 100,000 visitors per year through a variety of tours, workshops, demonstrations and other hands-on activities.
"Education was the core mission of the Museum when it was first founded in 1919," Joyce Greene said recently. "This objective remains our first priority today as we reach out to more and more children in new and meaningful ways. The story of Glenview is an engaging one, and we look forward to bringing it to life for all our visitors," she added.
Joyce has been a central figure in the Museum for more than 20 years. She first became a Trustee in 1979, served as Board Chair from 1982-1991 and presently serves on the Museum Board. Her husband, Leonard, is President of Safe Flight Instrument Corporation in White Plains, NY, a company specializing in aircraft safety instruments. Safe Flight has been corporate sponsor of the Museum's Halloween Party for the past seven years.
Together, the Greenes have seen the Museum grow as a center for community partnerships and educational focus.
From top to bottom: Glenview Mansion, front facade, © 1995 Frederick Charles, Hudson River Museum; Artist Unknown, Sailboats and the Sidewheeler Star, n. d., oil on canvas, collection of Hudson River Museum; Daniel Pabst Grand Staircase, Glenview Mansion, © 1995 Frederick Charles, Hudson River Museum; Magnet School Coordinator Dina Matzner Goldstein (far left) reading with second graders from Museum School 25 in Glenview Mainsion's Ebony Library at the Hudson River Museum.
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