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$100M campaign – Big donors solicited

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By Todd Cohen

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Museum of Art is in the quiet phase of planning for a $100 million capital campaign.

Targeting private dollars, the new campaign comes on the heels of one that raised $26 million over the past three years to build endowment, buy art, renovate its existing building and support development of an art park.

The new campaign would last five years and fund all those efforts plus a new building.

The campaign’s quiet phase could begin in 2002, although the museum already is talking to individuals, corporations and foundations about making lead gifts of at least $1 million, said Durham consultant Carol O’Brien, who is advising the campaign.

The museum’s foundation, which would play a key role in the campaign, is chaired by Ann Goodnight, who is married to Jim Goodnight, head of SAS Institute in Cary.

The campaign will be managed by Georganne Bingham, director of capital projects and major gifts.

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