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This series of biographies of members of the Friends of the Snite Museum of Art is presented as an introduction to the Friends. Every few weeks, a different Friend will be featured.

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Lorraine and Todd Bruce

Todd Bruce

A Nebraska native, Todd Bruce jokes that he never thought he'd ever live in South Bend, Indiana, or ever root for Notre Dame. "We always rooted against Notre Dame." Yet, today, he is one of South Bend's biggest fans.

He came to Indiana via Anderson College and moved to South Bend in 1998... Read more about Todd.

Barb Henry

Barb Henry

Barb Henry has a few items on her plate.
It's mid-September and she is working as interim manager at the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, today means a debriefing from the season opener, pulling together sales figures from that concert, and submitting a grant proposal. The symphony office, where she's been for seven years working in fundraising, is undergoing a bit of a change since the executive director, operations manager, and sales and marketing manager all left within weeks of each other.
As if her workplace isn't keeping her busy, she is also serving as chairman of the Friends of the Snite Museum's Annual Christmas Benefit Dinner Dec. 3 at the Morris Inn.  Read more about Barb

Dana Trowbridge 2

Dana Trowbridge

Dana Trowbridge's passion for life readily becomes obvious ... and infectious. And one of the happy recipients of this passion is the Friends of the Snite Museum of Art.

It may seem like an odd fit for a guy who basically flunked art in middle school. "I got kicked out of art in eighth grade; they recommended typing," Dana jokes, displaying his trademark broad grin, then quickly adds, "But my interest in art has never waned. I love art. I love going to art museums. I can't do it myself but I have a strong appreciation for those who can. Read more about Dana

Tim and Diedre McTigue

Tim McTigue

Tim McTigue catches his breath during a rare quiet moment in his office as he reflects on his tenure on the Friends of the Snite Museum of Art Board as well as his impending retirement from the board in June. His association goes way back to when his mother, Mary Ann McTigue was a board member.

"I have been going to the Snite holiday event since the early '90s," he says. "Quite frankly, it's my favorite holiday event. It wouldn't be the holidays without it." Read more about Tim
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