ANA Blue Ribbon Committee to meet on building fund

Thirteen leading numismatists are joining American Numismatic Association (ANA) Governor Barry Stuppler on a committee to raise money for the renovation of the Association’s Money Museum and Library in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Designated “ANA Target 2001,” the committee will meet later this month in Colorado Springs with the architect and contractor to get a first-hand assessment of the work to be done and seek innovative ways to raise the necessary funds.

In addition to Stuppler and ANA Governor Patricia Finner, who serves as vice chairman, the ANA Target 2001 Committee includes:
  • – Q. David Bowers, president of Bowers and Merena Galleries 
  • – F. David Calhoun, vice president of the Harry Bass Foundation 
  • – Andrew Coleman, director of Vertical Marketing at eBay Inc. 
  • – Donald W. Doyle Jr., chief executive officer of Blanchard & Co. 
  • – David Hall, chief executive officer of Collectors Universe 
  • – Leon E. Hendrickson, president of Silver Towne 
  • – Chester L. Krause, founder of Krause Publications 
  • – Dwight N. Manley, managing partner of the California Gold Marketing Group 
  • – Jerry L. Morgan, numismatist at Scotsman Coin and Jewelry 
  • – Harvey G. Stack, senior member of Stack’s 
  • – Martin D. Weiss, president of PandaAmerica Corporation 
  • – Harlan White, professional numismatist 

“I am very pleased with the response and many suggestions I have received thus far from committee members,” Stuppler says. “We have a lot of exciting work ahead of us, but I think we all will find it a very rewarding experience to help prepare the ANA for the many challenges to come. We already have received a number of wonderful donations from members, which I hope will continue. In addition, the committee will be examining other funding sources inside and outside the numismatic hobby.”

The ANA’s original building is more than three decades old, and some of the facilities literally are bursting at the seams. The improvements are designed to better serve the growing ANA membership and increasing number of visitors to the Association’s Money Museum, now open six days a week. The remodeling also will greatly expand the ANA’s world-class library, which circulates numismatic books, catalogs, periodicals and educational programs to all members.

Construction is expected to begin before the end of the year, with completion expected by next summer. In preparation for the remodeling, the ANA staff has been clearing out storage space in the lower level of the building, moving books and shelves in the library, and planning for museum exhibit relocation.

To obtain more information about ANA Target 2001, contact ANA Governor Barry Stuppler at 5855 Topanga Canyon Blvd., #330, Woodland Hills, CA 91367; fax 818/594-8599; or E-mail  ANA2001@coinmag.com. 

Originally Release Date: October 17, 2000
ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9820
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