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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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Kelli Kalisik Final

Kelli Kalisik

If you ever have the opportunity to chat with Kelli Kalisik, chances are you might be hearing about the Snite Museum of Art!

“I love it,” she says emphatically “I tell everyone about the Snite. I’m sure they’re tired of hearing me talk about it, but something will come up with a college, and I work with a lot of students and I’ll say ‘Hey, did you hear this is going on at the Snite?’”

Read more about Kelli

Pam Austin 2

Pam Austin

Pam Austin may not be aware of the connection she has with Michelangelo, who once said at age 87, “I am still learning”.

Talking to her, however, it becomes clear, because Pam loves to learn. A life-long Hoosier, she calls herself an “original Granger-ite”. After gradating from Penn High School, the “old Penn High School”, she emphasizes, Pam started working in the banking industry. Working her way up, she held many positions, and even though she was at a table she had worked hard for, she felt like she did not belong. 

Read more about Pam.

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


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