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Pamela Coe Reynolds

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts board of trustees elected Mrs. Richard S. Reynolds III (Pam) of Richmond to be its president effective July 1, 2007. Reynolds heads the 35-member board, which is appointed by the governor to oversee the state’s official art museum.

Reynolds served as a VMFA trustee from 1986 to 1996. She was then appointed to serve another’s unexpired term from 1997 to 1999. She was again appointed to serve two full terms beginning in 1999. She has been vice president of the board for the past two years.

She has served on numerous committees of the board, including government affairs (which she served as chairman), architect search, director search, artistic oversight, museum expansion, and marketing and branding. She was chairman of VMFA’s Fabergé Ball in 1996, which netted more than $1 million benefiting the museum’s endowment. Her recent projects include An Evening of Rapture, the kick-off for a capital campaign that concluded this year; and Capturing Beauty, the celebration that announced the 2005 gift from James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin of their major collection of American art. She was also co-chairman for the Richmond Ballet’s Gala in New York in 2005.

Other projects have included serving as chairman of A Richmond Celebration, benefiting the Arts Council of Richmond, the Richmond Symphony, the Virginia Opera and the Richmond Ballet; as chairman and one of the organizers of the Richmond Children’s Festival; as chairman and creator of the Governor’s Awards for the Arts and the Run for the Arts; as founder of Bravo Arts Inc., which successfully lobbied for a 400 percent increase for the Virginia Commission for the Arts; and as co-chairman for June Jubilee, the city’s first arts festival.

Reynolds is also on the boards of Center Stage, the Valentine Richmond History Center, the Richmond Ballet, the Virginia Opera, and Richmond Board of Stratford Hall. She has also served on the boards of the Arts Council of Richmond, the Richmond Symphony, TheatreVirginia, Theatre IV, the Carpenter Center, Friends of the Kennedy Center, the American Council for the Arts, and Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.

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