COD Foundation Dedicates Cleve Carney Art Gallery

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The College of DuPage Foundation and hundreds of guests gathered Feb. 16 for the formal dedication of the new Cleve Carney Art Gallery at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage. Click here to view photos from the event. A DuPage County native and Glen Ellyn resident, Carney – who passed away on July 31 – was an avid art collector who took an interest in new and upcoming artists, embracing both the work and the individuals behind their creations. His extensive philanthropic endeavors included serving as board president for the DuPage Community Foundation and serving on the boards of the Collectors Forum at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.

In 2012, Carney provided the COD Foundation with a gift consisting of a $700,000 donation and a gift in kind of artwork that, once appraised, will total approximately $1 million. The funds are being used to establish the Cleve Carney Art Gallery in the McAninch Arts Center and the Cleve Carney Art Gallery Endowment Fund. (Press Photography Network/ Special to College of DuPage)