SOURCE: The Mexican Museum

The Mexican Museum

December 11, 2013 11:03 ET

The Mexican Museum Introduces New Investment Advisory Committee

Leaders in Business and Corporate Finance Join to Support Museum Endowment Fund and Expansion

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2013) - The Mexican Museum, the premier West Coast museum of Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicano, Latin American, and Latino art, culture and heritage, announces its new Investment Advisory Committee. The new Committee, which will be chaired by Museum Board Member, Luis Ortiz Hidalgo, a prominent Mexico City attorney, will provide guidance and recommendations for The Mexican Museum's endowment fund as plans proceed for the construction of the museum's new home at 706 Mission Street in San Francisco's Yerba Buena Gardens Arts District.

"The formation of the Advisory Investment Committee is the next milestone in the ongoing development of the new museum facility," said Luis Ortiz, Committee Chair. "I am so pleased to announce that the initial membership comprises a very distinguished group of individuals. Together, we will establish guidelines and recommend fund investments to the Museum Board."

The new Investment Advisory Committee for The Mexican Museum includes:

  • Rebecca Cruz, Director of Business Development, Wall Street Project Rainbow PUSH, New York, NY
  • Eve E. Ellis, Investment and Philanthropic Financial Advisor, The Matterhorn Group at Morgan Stanley, New York, NY
  • Noelle-Claire LeCann, Founder and Principal, AlphaSource Advisors LLC and AlphaSource Capital Securities LLC, New York, NY
  • Benny Lorenzo, Managing Director, Bradley Woods & Co. Ltd., New York, NY
  • Linda Rojas-Noonan, Attorney at Law, The Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago, IL 

"Following the successful establishment of The Mexican Museum's Arts & Letters Council and International Advisory Council, we are very pleased to have such prominent business and finance leaders joining us in our fundraising efforts and guiding us to reach our financial goals," said Andy Kluger, chairman of The Mexican Museum Board of Trustees.

The Mexican Museum, which is the only San Francisco museum to be named an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, continues to receive strong public support through its ¡Adelante! fundraising program. People are encouraged to support The Mexican Museum by becoming members or by upgrading their current membership levels to the new Builder's Society level, which enables individuals, businesses and organizations to support the museum for $1 a day.

About The Mexican Museum: Founded by San Francisco artist Peter Rodriguez in 1975 in the heart of the Mission District, The Mexican Museum is located at Fort Mason Center, is the realization of a vision to exhibit the aesthetic expression of the Mexican and Mexican American people. Today, the museum's vision has expanded to reflect the evolving scope of the Mexican, Chicano and Latino experience -- including art, culture, history and heritage. In 2012, The Mexican Museum became an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the nation's largest museum network. The museum currently has a permanent collection of more than 14,000 objects reflecting Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, Popular, Modern and Contemporary Mexican, Mexican-American, Latin American, Latino, and Chicano art. For more information, please visit:  or call (415) 202-9700.

The Mexican Museum is open Wednesday - Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., located at Fort Mason Center, Building D, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, in San Francisco. FREE Admission. The Museum offers a wide variety of programs, including Family Sundays, exhibitions, special events, lectures and public programming throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Spanish classes for all levels are currently being offered for children and adults. For current class schedules and registration information go to 

The Museum is currently preparing for the completion of its permanent home, which will be built in downtown San Francisco's Yerba Buena Garden Arts District and is expected to open in 2018. 

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