Latent Emissions, Chakaia Booker
Angie Faccenda tells that when her husband, Phil, served on the Friends of the Snite Museum of Art Board, she was always interested in what was going on and asking him a lot of questions. When his terms expired, he nominated her to be on the board. "He thought I'd enjoy it and I do. I just love it," Angie says.
Now into her second three-year term, Angie finds being on the board more fun and enlightening than she had even anticipated.
Currently, she serves as vice president of the Development Division which includes working with the chairs of the Christmas benefit and with the marketing chair to encourage membership growth. She's also involved with developing sources of funds for activities of the Friends, increasing the visibility of the museum, and introducing new ideas to the administration and executive committee.
Along with Kathy Reddy-White, Angie co-chaired one of the Christmas benefits. "Everybody thinks that sounds so daunting, but Heidi (Williams, former program coordinator for the Friends) had it all down. She made it easy for us," Angie says. Of the board, Angie says that members aren't pressured into becoming involved, but if they are looking for something to make themselves feel more a part of the Snite Museum and the Friends, there are a lot of ways to actively participate. "You can enjoy the luncheon meetings, or you can chair a committee" says Angie, who recently became a docent as well.
"I'm very excited about that (being a docent), but let me tell you, it was intensive training for nine months, for both the South Bend Museum of Art and the Snite Museum. We train for both. Talk about an amazing education in art history ..."
A native of South Bend, the former Angie Rose and Phil were high school friends at St. Joseph's High School, but didn't start dating until they were seniors in college, she at Miami University and he, at Notre Dame. Today, they find themselves busy keeping up with their three sons, P.J., 20, a student at Indiana University; and Matthew, 18, and Luke, 15, both at St. Joseph's High School. A golden retriever, Charlie, rounds out the family.
Becky Emmons, Friends Board of Directors