Director’s Update – Winter 2019

by | Dec 11, 2019 | Blog, Director's Update

One of the things that I appreciate so much about working at the Randall Museum is the partnership that I have with the Randall Museum Friends, our non-profit support group.

It is interesting to note that their non-profit status was established in 1952. That was only one year after the museum opened to the public. Clearly, there was a large enough group of civic-minded citizens even back then who saw the value of Josephine Randall’s vision and provided more support than a city agency by itself could provide.

These days, the notion of public/private partnerships is much more popular – and it’s actually necessary to meet our growing need for services. The Randall Museum is a good example of how these partnerships can work seamlessly with city government.

From my perspective as a director, knowing that I have this additional support has allowed me to work on more distant horizons for programs and capital projects. The assurance that long-term projects will eventually be realized makes day-to-day operations less hectic and keeps our spirit strong.

As we approach the end of the year, I would like to thank all of the folks that have supported us over the years by donating their time, their expertise, or their funds to build the Randall Museum’s capacity and provide unique experiences for our fellow San Franciscans.

If you are not a member of the Randall Friends, please consider joining our team as a donor or a volunteer and add your value to our community.

Chris Boettcher

Chris Boettcher

Randall Museum Director

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